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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scipio (837) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a clear copper with minimal head. The aroma is somewhat subdued, with caramel, bread, and hints of grassy hops and apple. The taste is dominated by maple and caramel, to go along with mild grass and bread. It isn’t complicated, but it tastes alright. Very short maple aftertaste. Light to medium in body, slick in texture, and below average in carbonation. This is one of your more generic Octoberfest beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with minimal head. Very typical octoberfest beer, but not as good as many others.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Dark amber with minimal foam. Aroma is sweet caramel and vanilla. Taste is also sweet caramel and vanilla. Almost like a root beer. Very unusual. Nice but not an Octoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a ambery-coppery Marzen color. Nose is malty and toasted bread. Not much in the way of a head, but no worries. Mouth is medium bodied, toasted malt, toasted bread, and well balanced. A quality Oktoberfest from the Bavaria of the US of A. Now, if only I had some weisswurst and mustard...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1974) - Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a clear medium amber with large frothy off-white head. Aroma not up to standard of the better oktoberfests; Some bread, little caramel, wet cardboard. Flavor is much the same. Medium to light body. More of a sugary sweetness. Not too flavorful. Surely drinkable; decent beer. Not a bad beer by any means but not up to standard in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (820) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Aroma slightly lacking, but sweet, malts, a little hops. Taste better than the aroma. Malts and hop well balanced, fairly smooth finish. A little bitter, a little off from some of the better octoberfests, but not a bad beer by any means.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from Blue Max, amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma of some sweet caramel, malt, bit metallic. Taste is sweet grain, some hop character, but not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5830) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Aroma is bread-like malts and an almost raspberry jam like quality. The flavor is grainy/bread-like malts, strong fruit notes, citrus and a mostly tart/slightly smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5362) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Sitting around for a few months. Good fest color, orange brown. Smelll is cleean lager. Bready, malty with a tad of fruit inthe background. Reminds me more of a british ale of some sort. Has that malty thing happening. Yes, weird musty fruit thing builds during the session. Could be a little more pleasant on the uptake. Finish is a tad medicinal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Yeah, well, it’s an Octoberfest, but even among them I’m not sure this one is a great example. Malty with low sweetness, a hint of fruit in the aroma, but otherwise plain. Lightly metallic but if finishes quickly with a plain aspect. Bottle.

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