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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This year’s version of Deschutes Brewery’s Oktoberfest utilizes German Pilsner and Munich malts, as well as German Perle and Hallertau hops. This year, we tried a very traditional method of acidification in our brew kettle. We used a sour wort strain we received from the Distelhauser Brewery in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany. Say that after a couple of pints…we grew this mixture or organisms in 4 gallons of our unhopped Mirror Pond wort and added it directly to our brew kettle for a refreshing, zippy finish on this beer. IBU’s 58


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6576) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
pretty nice, no surprise there. Doesn’t transcend the style or anything but is eual parts toasted malt, caramel, bread, and hops. Good sessionabel brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3164) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a golden topped with a white head. Nose is of a autumn day. A nice malty sweetness and a good spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
At the PDX brewery. Pours a reddish copper color with a medium white head. A light floral nose, bready sweet malts. The flavor is mild spicy hops, sweet toasted malts, toffee, a bit of dry earthiness. Quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap at Muddy Pig. Clear amber orange pour with a small white head. Pretty sweet, plenty malty, and maybe a touch thin.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap at Venti’s South. Toasted nuts and sweet malty caramel. Smooth drinking brew but a weak finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2027) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Imperial pint at Ventis Taphouse in Salem. Deep copper coloured beer, small off white head. Aromas of biscuity malt and hazelnuts, hint of grassy hops. Nice smooth caramel flavours,grassy hop bite in the end. Nice enough on the palate..smooth ,lowish carbonation Very enjoyable marzen.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at Fremont Oktoberfest, Seattle, WA out of the woody truck. First I need to say that I really really really wanted to like this beer. Unfortunately the Fremont oktoberfest was crowded with a lot of awesome beers...let alone oktoberfest lager style beers. This beer was average at best amongst the finest amber lagers. Aroma was slightly toasty with a hint of sweetness. It poured a respectable light amber in color with a fair bit of microfoam. It tasted fairly flat however, missing the mark on the rich maltiness that oktoberfest is known for. Instead I tasted a fair bit of burnt toast and a flatness about the malt. Finishes fairly flat with a mineral component.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
On tap at the Tacoma Craft Brewers Festival
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice aroma with good roasty malt and light hops. The flavor was terrific. I liked the finish of this beer. As usual Deschutes does not disappoint.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Deschutes Brewery--Bend, OR--Oktoberfest . 5.00% ABV. 25 IBU’s? Thin lacy head. Clear pretty bright gold color. Crisp pilsner like hop front. Mellow sweet slightly tangy zesty Pale Marzen Fest body. Hint of lingering malt mild citrus tangy Fest end. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest 9/24/2010.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Reserving judgment until I can try again because I had the second to last pint before the line blew, but this was very unlike a marzen. Too lightly colored and the taste was kind of flat.


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