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Dale Bros. Oktober Fiesta

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
As the Austro-Hungarian empire crumbled, brewers began an exodus to the new world. In places like Texas and Mexico, they tried to brew the Vienna and Oktoberfest styles they knew, but found the alkaline water required a darker, more acidic blend of grains. A new style of beer was born. Our Dark amber version of this beer is very malty in the tradition of Oktoberfest, with hints of dried fruit and a crisp, hoppy finish. Put on your lederhosen and Sombrero. Celebrate the season!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
On tap at California Craft Beer Summit. Pours Dark amber with a modest beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a thin dark malt flavor with nothing else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bomber. Pours medium amber with a beige head that sticks around due to the good amount of carbonation. Aroma of freshly baked bread and malt. A little thin and somewhat spritzy on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Metal and bread on the aroma with a little bit of yeast. Maybe some earthy notes to it as well. Sweet malt, cardboard, a bit of sugar, and some yeast. There is also a little bit of metal on the finish. Just meh at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bomber from Secret Santa Saarlander - thanks, Aaron! This is a style I still just can’t quite warm to, even when it’s moderately tweaked as this one is. Handsome pour, chestnut to amber, with a fluffy head. Rich, malty nose seems to style and the flavors are a touch less boring that the usual, with a dose of hops and a yeasty twist. But still quite bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #7. Clear medium brown pour with a sticky off white head. Nice toasted malt aroma, lightly sweet. Clean toasted malts again, dark caramel and pretty tasty overall. (2067)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
I had this beer on tap at Orange County Brew Ha Ha in Irvine, CA. It was sweet w/ a hoppy finish, more bitter than I like in an O-fest

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
From a bottle,Dark Red,minimal head, a little sour(which wasn’t there last year),lite caramel, roasty,hay.Last year’s was better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle shared by alexanderj. Brown pour. Aroma and flavor have a strange perfumey malt and sweet grain. Same flavor present in other brewpub beers, with sweetness that seems fictional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
on tap at papago... dark auburn brown yet still clear with a soft creamy white head and lots of webby lacing. the aroma is very caramel-y and sweet with just a slight touch of roasty grainy dryness. palate is overly sweet and malty/grainy which makes for an unimaginative and weary brew. a touch of spice and some VERY mild bitterness show up on the finish. medium to full bodied from the sugars with a prickly mouth feel from high carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled at Corner Butcher Shop in LaVerne,CA. Poured a dark auburn. Sweetness in the aroma, and the flavor was almost overtaken by the sweet malts. Needed more hops in what was an otherwise great attempt at the style. The mouthfeel was nearing sticky. Too pricy and too sweet.

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