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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Haunting the congregation with its distinct copper color and rich toasted malt flavor, this true German-style Oktoberfest lager is smooth in body and uses German hops in the brewing process to balance out the distinctive, toasted malt sweetness. The clean smoothness is created by the long conditioning (lagering) process of 8 weeks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (873) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle from TWM Sterling - I had this one like a month ago and it didn’t make that great of an impression, since I can’t really remember it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a copper color with an enormous foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet, tart and tangy with mixed ripe fruits, yeast and caramel. The flavor was sweet and yeasty with toasted caramel, nut, mixed fruit, wood, and tobacco. Long sweet finish of fruit, toasted caramel and wood. Medium body. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
mediocre octoberfest. Aroma has a slight hint of pumpkins and roasted malt. Head quickly dissapates which indicates a very light body. Color is a hazy copper color. The beer is nicely carbonated so you can enjoy the crisp nice finish. Overall, a decent octoberfest that is easily drinkable. Alcohol is low.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours amber with little head, Aroma is malt, spice. Taste is sweet malt, spice, bread, spruce. Thin body long sweet tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Deep amber.orange with medium head, dissipating within minutes to a very thin body, minimal head.Ok look, nothing special. Aromas of grains, faint hops, some breadiness/biscuits, some nuts. Nothing too impressive. Taste is same as nose, with medium/light body. thin carbonation.Crisp, clean, nothing special or original. An average American version of the Marzen/Oktoberfest style. German ones are defintley better, but this is OK for American.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3807) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 9/27/12, #2442, another good palindrome of a rating

Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet with caramel malts, apple/other fruits, and a little earth
Appearance: This beer pours a hazy dark orange-reddish color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is plus-sweet as well, it has similar flavors to the nose, and minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, somewhat sticky, with a decent feel, and average carbonation
Overall Impression: Thanks to Pinsky for getting this one for me at State Line. This one is decent, but not great. It was a little sticky/sweet for my tastes. This isn’t a bad fall beer at all, there certainly isn’t anything particularly wrong with it, but I wouldn’t rush out for it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Darwenus (536) - Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Deep amber in color with a hint of a head, this beer has hardly any aroma and even less of authority in terms of taste. Some honey and malt comes through in the smell, but the taste is crisp and watery. A bit like a Killian’s Red, but with less character. Mild Bishop would be a better name.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
12 oz Bottle Whole Foods The Mad Bishop failed to impress. The appearance was its best feature. The beer poured with small head and a clear amber that is my favorite color. There is sweetness of caramel and a doughy taste. It is missing spicy finish. The Mad Bishop is drinkable but not memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Poured a copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some caramel and floral notes. Some bread notes as well. Taste is different than most Oktoberfests. Caramel with some dough and more bread. A little dry. A bit earthy and metallic. Overall pretty nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a copper color with a huge, active head of off white foam. Can you say over carbonated? This brew just keeps bubbling along. The nose has some floral notes along with some fusels, green candied apple, and a slight sweetness. The flavor is a little sweet and then the mouthfeel quickly moves to an astringent chalkiness. The flavor is pretty much spot on with the nose and that’s not a good thing. This one is a bit of a mess.

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