Dark Horse Octoberfest
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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (5681) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 2003 bottle. WOW. Bottle conditioned, hazy, dark brownish-tan with some light oranges. Good oatmeal colored head. Aroma is crisp, hoppy (quite a bit of bitterness) and has a hint of red raspberry. Opens up with a flavor so fresh, it dosent even taste bottled. Pure, clean spicy hops, full bodied, with plenty of toasted malt goodness. No harsh dry tones, no astringency, just incredible flavorful beer. If I was rating to style, this wouldnt get many points as it is very hoppy (too high alpha hops content for a marzen) but hell, this tastes so good, I dont care what style it is. Pure milk chocolate on the finish that lingers on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Dark Brown, light long lasting tan head. Kind of fruity mouthfeel, good. Followed with nuts and malts. Medium yet full body. Very good for unfiltered.Great. Wish I got it on Tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 Tap, Dark Horse Brewery. Dark brown beer with a big creamy head that is mostly lasting. Aroma is floral with malty sweetness. Flavor is very big for an oktoberfest. Lots of hops and caramel malts. Finish is dry, nice mouthfeel. Not to style, but an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
From Growler - 2005. A powerful, spicey, malty, sweet powerhouse of an Octoberfest. As good as it gets - probably my ATF Fest beer.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2002
A delicious offering from a small Michigan brewer. My first O-fest of the season. Pours out to a dark amber with a malty aroma. Taste is that of rich malt with more hop presence than I was expecting. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
This beer pours with a dark reddish brown body topped by a medium thick to thick off white, foamy head with good lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with a nice fruitiness and a touch of hops. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter with more hops than malt showing through. The finish is slightly bitter. Medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1612) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (262) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2016
One of the best October fest beers I've had. The pour and look of this beer set it apart from the rest. It is a dark gold murky look that has a nice head. Taste is malty. A lot of toast and bread in this great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Brownish amber with a medium sized tan head. nice sweet malty aroma and taste. Medium bodied and quite fruity as well with some nuttiness, and a slightly bitter hop finish. This was a very enjoyable brew.

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