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RATINGS: 91   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (890) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber. Nice lacing. Aroma of toffee and hints of coffee. Tastes of raisins.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
From a bottle. Pours hazy medium brown. Medium body and low carbonation. Tastes malty, bready, nutty, mellow. Smells like malt, caramel, toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3448) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with just a trace of fizzy, off-white head. Aroma is caramel and cereal malts, dates, dates, floral hops, and light toffee. Flavor is mostly bready malts with a touch of sweetness and some supporting dark fruit esters and light hop bitterness at the finish; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (878) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - 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.

2.9
   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.

2.9
   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.

2.6
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3846) - 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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Darwenus (546) - 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.


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