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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Oktoberfest Lager: Robust, roasted, chocolate malt flavor, followed with a clean and crisp finish. Chocolate Brown. 15°

Beer Stories
History states that the first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1810 for the commemoration of the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Keeping up with Erie Brewing Company’s German brewing influence, our brewer created Fallenbock. This brew is a classic Oktoberfest Lager which creates a harmonious marriage of classic malts and hops;resulting in a wonderful clean crisp flavor. Happy Autumn!


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
HonusWagner (1316) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 I hate to pile on, but even my friend the barkeep described this beer’s odor as dog shit. Not metaphorically either. I occasionally pick up some coffee but unfortunately this beer is beyond redemption. Vegetal, slightly sour, slightly sour. No no no.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppityHop (171) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2010
If you think this beer sucks, YOU suck! No, it’s not an Oktoberfest lager like it states on the label, and no, it’s not a dopplebock either.........what it IS is a fantastic chocolatey imperial dark lager that tastes much like a huge (triple?) brown ale. Chocolate and caramel malt shines through, and finishes smooth. Aroma is all malt. A great beer that unfortunately doesn’t fit into any particular style. Erie brews great beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Testing my mettle is their Fallenbock, a self-stylized double bock which resembles old mahogany marred by dark garnet and brown highlights. A soft tannish head gives way to a thin layer of mousse, albeit without lace. His nose is toffee, raisins, and prunes with pumpernickel bread fresh from the oven and Pepperidge Farm Pumpernickel Sticks. Talk about another childhood flashback; I love those things. Grass and straw make for an intriguing interplay between the malts and hops. There are unfortunately some rather prominent butterscotch notes, aka, diacytal. Burnt sugars play while the hops maintain a solid presence. Interesting, though not what I expect out of a doppel bock. Pumpernickel mingles with raisins and prunes for thick dark fruity sweetness which finish with a tart nip before green grass and damp/dank grains rear their head again. Butterscotch coats everything along with molasses while burnt sugars and maple take the back roads. I’m not impressed, but I’m not turned off either. Furthering our journey together, a disturbing presence of rotten citrus skins and pith seem to want to mingle with the dark fruits, thus tainting their previous sweet plump meaty delights. Scattered and unsure of himself, I never really knew what, where, and who the Fallenbock from Erie Brewing was. I didn’t drain pour his remaining few quaffs, but I didn’t enjoy them either.

Erie Brewing is the bad kind of eerie which inspired sleepless nights for both me and my parents. They don’t get those late-night calls of fright anymore, but I certainly won’t be revisiting this particular Erie Brewing beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Dark ruby-brown, thin beige head. Aroma of grass, caramel, light roast, nut. Taste is sweet caramel and apple. Overly sweet, not much beyond that. Thin body, fizzy carbonation.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
On tap at Stubbie and Steins in Gainesville, FL. This is disgusting. Pours a deep amber with a thin, creamy, tan head. Weak retention and no lacing. Olive juice nose and taste. A bit of rotten vegetables. Beets. Metals. Just gross.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
decent like a nice candy, the flavor is sweet but not overpowering, has a nice mellow taste that is very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
The aroma is very toasted with chocolate, toffee, and earth. The appearance is brown with an average head. The taste is like the aroma and it has a bitter sweet finish. The palate is thin but Ok for the style. Overall this is pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Smells a bit like a Cow Tail or Bulls Eye - one of those caramel candies filled with vanilla creme. Flavor is caramel malt with a medium body. Surprisingly good from a brewer I otherwise don’t care for.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Reddish brown black with a beautiful tan head and lacing. Aroma is muted, but contains sulfur and light roasty notes. Taste is one-dimensionally roasty with some breadiness and residual sweetness. Worty aftertaste, with tootsie-roll exhalations. $2/12oz

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle… Pours clear and very dark. When held up to bright light, I see ruby. Small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose is a swirl of NYC street-vendor candied cashews, vanilla, chocolate, espresso and mild campfire smoke. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The sweet, malty flavor runs parallel to the aroma – toasted nuttiness alongside mocha and a splash of vintage port that lingers well into the finish. A careful, conservative hop schedule and black malt bitterness prevent the sweetness from running absolutely rampant. Underrated.


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