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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Oaktoberfest is a true German Marzen bier brewed with premium imported Pilsner and Vienna malts and is spiced with Bavarian hop from the mother land. Light Amber in color, soft malty profile, full bodied lager beer. Fermented with the famous Bavarian Augustiner Lager yeast from Munich. We utilized German Hallertauer Traditions for both bittering and aroma additions adding a rich, noble hop presence to this beer.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (81) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Light bready aroma and slight oak on the nose. Appearance is gold with a white head with good retention. Flavor contains notes of toasted bread. It is initially sweet and dry on the end. Hop bitterness is low. Oak flavor adds an astringent note with a little addition of vanillin. Mouthfeel is medium-light with medium carbonation. Overall, it's ok. Probably won't buy it again though. It tastes like they used old used barrels to oak the beer. I would prefer fresh oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JerseyBrew (18) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Not something I would buy again. I would much rather a fresh oak taste in this over the old wine barrel flavor that I am getting. It leaves a very astringent taste in your mouth that really takes away from the base beer. The base beer is just missing the spot also. Just a bit to light in body and malt richness. Not much but with the oak I believe it is needed for balance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (465) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a lovely amber. True gold no orange. Looks like a maibock. Fat head of cream colored foam that lasts and leaves lace. Nose is malty and has a the beginings of honey on it but stops short of any real honey scent. In fact it is the lightest oktoberfest I have ever seen. Light in color light in scent. It has a bit of hop herbal on it. Fresh grass. It’s cool like ti has the dew on it. Taste is light and smooth. Not really toasty bread but again more like a maibock. Light sweet malt that is the sweetness of the grain and only verges na light honey. Dry crisp malt that’s round and gives a medium mouthfeel. A bit of fresh herbal hops come up to accent this one and offer balance. It finishes dry crisp, impeccably smooth and you cannot help but wonder how they managed to expose only the inherent sweetness of the grain so expertly. The hops leave a touch of bitter to linger and some grain to echo on the back palate. Unique and superb in texture; and in style and presentation to the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (529) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a dark yellow almost orange color. Very bright malty aroma. The flavor is very crisp and refreshing. Nice malty and slightly sweet undertones. Great example of the style. Love it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at Taste of Tops on 11/7/10. Deep, clear golden color, scant head. Aroma is barely detectable. Taste is slightly bitter, but not much else. Couldn’t finish it, even though it was a 4 ounce sample.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Highly carbonated, but with very little head retention. Deep yellow color and crystal clear. Mild but sweet aroma (honeyish). Decent euro-malty start with a toasty crisp and very clean finish. Good mouthfeel with decent body for something this light.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2608) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Draft. Pours a thin off white head, minimal lacing, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is toasted malts, grain biscuit, toast, mild noble hops, balance to the malts......taste is toasted malts, biscuit, cereal, dry throughout, moderate noble spice and finishing bitterness, balance to the malts....mouth feel, light of medium body, moderate acid, carbonation makes a significant tingle, no alcohol. This is not as malt complex or forward as the best in this style. The malt bill needs some work. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2059) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Light oaky nose with lots of yeast. Clear bright gold straw, very pretty. Light fruit, with some bitterness behind, and bit of small tang in final. Thin body. Delicate stuff. But not a lot going on. Like an underdone saison. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1231) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a crystal clear yellow gold with a white head. Aroma of grassy straw. Taste is hoppy malty with a little twist of lager yeast for character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1257) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden color. Small head. Aroma is slight caramel with subtle hops, grains. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Some caramel notes in taste. Smooth. I enjoyed this Octoberfest beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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