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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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2005
(Bowie, rated on-site using brewpub’s WiFi) Crystal clear body with off-white head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, caramel, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some candi sugar, light cherry, earthy in finish with a touch of peat. Medium body with some stickiness. Evokes a Scottish Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
on tap-pours a retaining thin off white head and amber/copper color. Aroma is medium malt, fruit, musty. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, fruit, musty, yeast. Medium body. OK carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear light amber color with a finger of off-white head. S: Slightly metallic on the aroma and overall very bland. A light nuttiness as well as a bit of stale bread and toffee. Really not very pleasant. T: The flavor has sort of a spoiled nut flavor to it. A little bit of garbage in there too. Some toffee and bready malt flavor, a little bit of yeast, and some apple esters. M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. O: Not what I was expecting from an Oktoberfest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap at BWI. Clear chestnut color, scant head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel and butterscotch. Very plain.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
A reddish copper ale with no head. A pleasant caramel and fruity esters aroma, with light butterscotch and funky notes. In mouth, a murky malt with astringent notes, very light and a bit cloying. On tap at Duclaw Baltimore, Dec. 29 2008.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9463) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of plum and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates; clean lager character. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8904) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2002
This beer rocks. Handsome beer. Pristine copper hue. Medium sized, white, frothy head with good lacing. Very malty, slightly sweet. Lively carbonation. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes nice and fairly dry (for an Oktoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Thanks! Pours a clear amber color with a medium fizzy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, hebral hops and a nutty note. The taste is toasted malts, nuts, herbal hops and a faint fruity finish. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy brown with off-tan head. Nose is earthy caramel malt, brown sugar, nuts. Tastes caramel malty, earthy, dry, with finishing hops, toffee, and nut notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Copper with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, and nuts. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, toast, and light brown sugar.


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