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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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First released in 2002, and sold out in two weeks. A tribute to the classic Fest styles of Germany the O’Fish uses European malts hops and yeast. A beautiful reddish color, a savory malt profile and nice hop flavor, make this Fest beer quite drinkable. OktoberFish is great with food and especially great with Lederhosen.

Malts: Muessdoerffer Munich, Muessdoerffer Vienna, Pauls Amber, Dingemanns De-Bittered Black and Two-row pale
Hops: Horizon, Crystal
Yeast: Dusseldorf Alt
Original Gravity: 14.3 Plato
Formats: 1/2 kegs, 1/6 kegs, cask-conditioned
Availability: September 1 to November 1 (if it lasts that long)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Light amber in color, excellent malt profile & flavor, sweet finish, great balance, tiny little hints of fruits, hops & citrus flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2003
(draft at brewery). This is actually an ale, not a lager. Reddish-brown, nearly brilliant in clarity. Munich-toasty malt dominates the aroma. Nice malt flavor with a bit of citrus esters that work nicely with the beer. Smooth follow-through: balance seems to be a hallmark of this brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nothing much going on here. Tasted like a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARMed (603) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2002
A spicy flavorful hoppy beer with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Gingerbread spice with a little alcohol kick in the finish. Not the type of Oktoberfest that you can drink several of. I had one and that was enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Very enjoyable Oktoberfest from Flying Fish. Autumn is a great time of the year to be a beer geek with all the seasonal selections breweries offer now. An Oktoberfest beer was one brew that Flying Fish knew its customers wanted. Well we got it! Hats off to Gene Mueller and the Flying Fish crew on their first lager. If you see this brew give it a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2002
An enjoyable marzen if you can call it that. Not really indicative of the style as I’ve had it but nice looking and tasting. Nice, lasting head leaving rings as you drink. Malty up front, but quickly turning dry with a spicy hop finish. Easy to drink a few. A winner from FF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Clean reddish hue. Thin slightly off-white head. Rather malty flavor with a late hop bitterness. Had more of an ale feel to me than a lager. Even so, this was one of their better beers.

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