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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
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A malty-sweet German style lager. This beer is a lager brewed in the classic Marzen/Octoberfest style. Brewed with Munich malt and Saaz hops, this lager is aged cold for superior flavor and smoothness. A pleasant malty sweetness and a smooth finish make this beer very drinkable, a perfect companion for cool autumn evenings.!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
12oz bottle at the Afterthought in Little Rock, AR. Pours a clear, copper-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened, grainy and bready malts with a touch of toasted caramel. A light spicy grass in there too. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened grainy and bready malts with a light toasted caramel. Solid grassy, lightly spiced hopping to balance that helps dry this out with a light bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a crisp, clean, moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a well done Oktoberfest. Very easy drinking with a dry, nicely hopped finish along with a lightly sweetened and toasty malt backing. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Opaque amber color with a thin head. Getting some wet hay and grapefruit smell. Moderately malty first, then some bitterness to round it out. Simple, but hits the notes for the style. Has an interesting bitter/pine aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation, though it has a fizziness to it like seltzer water. Fairly average beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This was a excellent seasonal. I really enjoyed the blend used in creating this. It was almost as if it had more of the fall, Christmas style aroma than a typical Oktoberfest beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3501) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pour is a clear amber with a large white head. Aroma is caramel malts and rpsted nuts. flavor is a littel weaker. Some malts are there but this is pretty thin. Finish leaves some bready malt. Nothing bad to say about this as it was going in the right direction, it’s just a little thin all around.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4631) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 11/14/11

Aroma: The nose is rather malty, with nuts, bread, caramel, and a little bit of earthiness
Appearance: Pours a clear pale yellow-orange color with a huge white head and heavy lace
Flavor: It tastes rather malty, medium sweet, a little caramel, some roast, nuttiness, and later bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, though a touch watery, with a fairly smooth feel, and a decently dry finish
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a decent beer. There isn’t anything I can necessarily pinpoint as wrong with it, but there isn’t anything especially great about it either. It really is just an alright beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft at GABF, new State! Pours a nice looking deep copper with a fluffy head that lasts. Nose is crisp and fresh, nice bready notes and some spicy noble hops. On taste, much hoppier than anticipated, really nice bitterness that verges toward a dark pilsner. Lots of bready melanoidins and spicy hop flavors. Very decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Gabf. Clear, golden orange appearance with a foamy, off white head. Pretty bland, sweet caramel malty nose. Nutty, light caramel flavor with a grassy hoppiness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Malty with a clean almost sterile aroma. Flavor is quite malty. A bit of sweet caramel character, but this is too grassy malty for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1627) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
The beer pours a bright amber-brown with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is mostly caramel with an earthy yeast tone and an herbal hoppiness. The malt has a tasty German character. It’s a bit nutty. It’s mildly sweet with a drying finish and a gentle hop bite. There’s a lot of nice German flavor bouncing around. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing. Mouthfeel is pretty standard. Average carbonation. A bit slick. This is a surprisingly tasty beer, particularly for one that I was mostly looking forward for the state tick. It’s got some nice, authentic German flavor and a nicely balanced tone.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyforce (653) - Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Not bad at all. Diamond Bear’s new rocktoberfest beer. Pours a nice medium yellow color with a small to large whitish head. taste is smooth, but thick.


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