Dark Horse Octoberfest
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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5225) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Draught at Beer Trappe. Caramel and toffee to some extent. Mild in taste. Finish is slightly sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Pour on tap at HopCat, slightly hazy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, some bread, hints of earth, spice, some yeasty notes as well. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, dough, yeast, some slight toast, cracker, caramel, hints of grass, spice, finishing slightly bitter. Pretty tasty, no sign of the 8% and the flavors are pretty classic for Marzen styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (374) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap at Dark Horse. Very good malt forward beer. Wonderful caramel aroma as well as taste. Maybe the most flavorable Octoberfest I’ve had. We’ll done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap @ Dark Horse: Muddled burnt amber with a brown center. Opaque, skimmed with a thin, dark-khaki foam on top. Aroma of toasted CaraMunich malts, lots of semi-residual sweetness, light toffee, toasted bread, faint nuts, & a hint of sweet plum. Flavor is even more sweet up front, hitting heavy with loads of caramel malt, toffee, & plum flavors. Back-end shows more of a toasted breadiness with a light metallic twinge towards the finish. Strong toffee coated bread lingering in the aftertaste. A little heavy on the sweetness overall, but still not a bad O-fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Draft at Dark Horse taproom. Pours a really murky brown with a small off white head. Mild toasty bread aroma. Flavor of malt, caramel and nuts. Big nutty mouthfeel. Hard to believe its taken me so many years to try this one. Very nice Octoberfest.beer. Big body separates it from most of the other Octoberfest beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
On tap @ Dark Horse. Pour is murky brown/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of all spice, light fruit, almond, slight brown sugar, and hops. Finish is toasted malt and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Dark orange pour from draft at local option. White creamy head. Malt and grass almost pumpkin taste. Very good. One of the better octoberfest I have had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Draft at soup spoon. Chestnut brown with minimal head. Dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Creamy and a mild sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
On tap at Ashley’s....pours dark brown with thin off white head True to style but stronger alcohol than most Festbiers...malt dominates, as it should, medium palate with nice smooth finish....recommend this to any fest beer fan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (575) - - SEP 27, 2013
Had a glass at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor as part of a sampler. Dark in color. Delicious, on the sweet side, spicy, malty.

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