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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
A little bit lighter in color than Oso’s and a bit lighter in flavor as well. Still a decent beer, though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (349) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Poured a reddish amber with a fine light head that faded to a nice lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with a fruity hue. Taste was complex with maltiness upfront with a decent a carmel and nuttiness. The finish had a ’hay’ flavoring with a light hoppiness. The mouthfeel was decent. Overall, a nice marzen brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pretty straightforward American oktoberfest. Bready. Not quite malty enough for my taste. Nice color. Not too dark. Beautiful copper orange. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2012
(bottle) Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head and a sparse smattering of lacing. Aroma smells like an almost spot-in representation of toasted bread with a spread of honey butter. Further scents of roasted barley and some musty lager yeastiness. Really not much else here. The flavor also holds a big dose of bread (tastes wheaty) with some caramel in the mid, and a pleasant flavor of roasted barley in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is touch on the high side. Overall this is a straightforward O-fest that doesn’t have any associated bells and whistles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Small pour on tap at Brickhouse BBQ (Madison, WI). Pours a richer amber pour, moving into copper with touches of haze. Frothy offwhite head, near transparent, healthy rich glow with a bit of lingering ringed head. Aromas are carmelized, toffee, and toast. Some biscuits, gentle spice, dry earthy hops. Initial is medium bodied, a bit sticky, toffee, and toast. Biscuits, toast, some mellow kisses of darker fruit influence. Some toast, biscuits, carmelization but a bit on the sweeter side. Middle is a bit more dry and toasty, with gentle dry hops, with some dark fruit. Backend is a bit toasty, dry with some of that underlying sweetness. Lesser body gives some drinkability, good balance. Solid, could use a touch of dryness. But pretty solid. A touch sweet at times. Simple, enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1076) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Amber with off white head. Lite lacing. Caramel, mild nutty notes, and mild lemon hops aroma. Full bodied, flavor like aroma, malt dominated with hop lemon flavor notes. Decent balance, tongue tingler and lite bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #45. Clear amber/gold pour with a dirty white head. Nice caramely and light toast aroma. Nice and easy drinker, more sweet malt and toasted caramel. Good stuff. (2438)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2011
maple syrup brown, thin head. carmel notes and grainy malts hit your nose. A little watery in flavor with a sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebra (1586) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
surprised that all their web site has is a generic blurb: Our Brewmasters make -- and drink -- these limited beers based on the moods of the changing Wisconsin seasons. Look for a variety of flavors to match your favorite Wisconsin season and ENJOY!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle - Pours light rosy amber with a thin off-white head. Lightly soured malt on the nose, caramel corn, overripe melon, a touch of milk. Huh. Didn’t expect it to smell like that at all. The taste is a bit better, but pretty nondescript. Has the same milky, soured malt note with light herbal hops that enter in the finish. Malt lingers through the long finish, with some lightly spicy hops rearing their head. Wow...what’s up with this beer? Not like any O-fest I’ve had and definitely not my thing.

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