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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (299) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 bready, biscuity with moderate sweetness. Malt dominated flavor profile is broken up by toasty oak, fresh fruity esters, and light noble hop presence. Super dry finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with a hint of honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Reasonably nice (but mild) aroma has some nice cookie and fruit notes. Not quite as enjoyable in the mouth, where itís a bit flimsy, bland, and metallic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (693) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a completely clear bright polished copper color with an off white sudsy head that settles to a wispy film and ring. Aroma is nutty and bready with some toffee sweetness. Brings to mind sweet bread with pecans. Taste toasted bread with some honey sweetness, a mild spiciness and a hint of floral bitterness. Also has a carbonic sting. Finishes with a mild sweetness and graininess. Mouthfeel is crisp with a light/medium body and high carbonation. One of the best marzens Iíve tried. Nicely integrated mellow flavors that make it very drinkable and enjoyable. Perfect fall beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1213) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Clear golden/copper pour. Thin white head. Aroma is floral, biscuit, hints of grass, slightly metallic. Taste is crisp, surprisingly light and creamy, hints of biscuit and roasty malt. Slight sweetness offset with light grassy bitterness. Easy drinking,refreshing. Good marzen to be released while itís still summertime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brinehart (211) - Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Crystal clear light copper pour with an off white head. Very clean lager nose with hints of toasty malt and herbal hops. Clean flavor too - dry bready malts and great balance. Only criticism is that it could be a shade richer. Very good beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (710) - Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. A: Solid golden copper with a foamy white head. Some lacing. N: Husk, biscuit, honey, grain, leaves. Some toffee and spruce undertones. T: Has a dry chalky bitterness and a mellow sweetness. M: Light, creamy body with a rumbling carbonation. O: Reminds me of drinking Spaten after college. Good balance of sweet and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjames317 (72) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours as a pretty light bodied amber lager. Aroma of cereal oats, granola, toffee/caramel sweetness, mild astringency, with a touch of musty basketball gymnasium. Definitely has a German Oktoberfest sensibility in the flavor profile. Has that undeniably clean malt bill in the finish that only German malts can create. Need to really flex the tastebud muscles to find the oak, as itís definitely not apparent in the forefront of this brew. I guess the real test would be to try this next to an archetypal German festbier. If you are looking for a good Oktoberfest lager, this is a good situation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (89) - 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 (27) - 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 (470) - 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. Itís 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 thatís 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.


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