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Central Waters Octoberfest Lager

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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The American name for the beer traditionally served at Oktoberfest celebrations in Bavaria. Amber in color, this lager is smooth, malty, and well balanced by German hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
I enjoy a good Oktoberfest beer, even when the brewer spells it incorrectly. This one has a handsome pour, an orange/amber body with a sustained eggshell head. The aroma is sweet and caramelly, but the flavor tones down the sweetness and adds a mild earthy/grassy bitterness to balance it out. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (227) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours clear copper with white head. Aroma is light yeast. Flavors are yeast/bread, faintly sweet caramel malt, followed by a peppery spice hops. The finish is a blend of the above. Nicely balanced, leaning towards sweet but not too much. Relatively light on the palate but without being watery. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1838) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled. Pours a rich honey amber color with a nice, off-white and frothy head. Toffee, caramel, and clean straw aroma with a hint of sweet clover honey. Flavor is quite a bit sweeter than I anticipated from the aroma - honeycomb, rich toffee, heavily toasted grain. Finish is rather watery and is an unfortunate send-off. Overall it’s not too bad - not overly malty, inoffensive, a touch sweet at times. Another bottle courtesy of Narnad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (313) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Copper color and clear. Clean lager nose. Maybe a hint of hop mid palate with a clean finish. Decent lager, not great Oktoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2059) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Nice amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hay/grain, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, some hops, and spice; Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Copper/amber pour with a quick medium off white head. aroma is toasted malt, caramel, flavour is toasted malt, caramel, light to medium sweetness with a nutty/woody balance. Bit lighter bodied than other examples, but clean and well balanced and very sessionable even at 5.5.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (403) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Pint glass. Copper, almost amber with a small, but diligent head. Lacing is strong. Aroma is super sweet with hints of caramel. Unfortunately it’s downhill after the initial aroma. Taste leans mostly on malt without much balance. Leaves you.with an almost burnt sugar flavor but some bitter notes too. If.they could bottle the aroma, it would be significantly better.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonnyMadison (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. A pretty boring and straightforward "Octoberfest" lager. The flavor was mild, but smooth, easily drinkable but offering little originality or contrast. Some caramel notes, but very subtle. Many better fall beers out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphious2000 (15) - - AUG 28, 2014
Well done, for the boring style of "Octoberfest" beers that come out this time of year. Somewhat earthy yeast aroma upon opening bottle and pouring a thick head of off white foam. A very pleasant sweetness of malt in the first sip with maybe a little hop drying in the finish---very drinkable as all fest beers should be.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (362) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma of roasted caramel and some toffee. Orange in color with notes of brown. Thin, light-tan head. Sweet caramel, with some hidden roasted notes. Sweetness continues throught, with a mild bitterness at the end. Pretty straight forward...not much depth. O.K.


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