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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft sampler at RFD. Pours a clear amber with small white head. Bread, caramel malt, grains. Out of balance, something off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1938) - - SEP 22, 2013
Draft. Medium brown with little head. Standard Oktoberfest aroma as taste but a little too sweet for my taste. Not terrible but wouldn't seek it out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4629) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2013
12 ounce thanks to Ed5388. Malty and caramel Alt. Slight hop build. Thin body. Slight citrus. Ok overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2491) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
12oz bottle from Lacey Spirits. Pours a clear golden orange color with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma of light citrus fruit, sweet grain, and biscuity malt. Taste is malty, with notes of grass, hay, and sweet fruity hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Amber color with thin head when poured from tap. Tastes like most standard oktoberfests. Enjoyable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 you people are inane and crass. this beer is too well crafted for you to appreciate it. you have no clue what subtlety is, or why it’s appropriate in brewing techniques...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (259) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Mild toasty aroma. No hops on the nose. The appearance is a hazy amber. Flavor is malt forward with a low sensation of flowery hops. The bready malt flavor seems one dimensional. No esters. The finish is a little sweet and watery. Poor head retention. Overall, It is a poor example of the style---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draft at Johnny Brendas. Pours a clean amber with very thin beige head and minimal lace. Nose of caramel, butter, dough. Light body. Drinkable.caramel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours a light brown/gold with a white foamy head and good lacing. Aroma is Earthy and roasted. Taste is bread and hay up front with a lingering roasted nut flavor that lasts well after the taste is finished. Also tasting a bit of corn and caramel in the linger. Smooth flavor and mouthfeel. Not the most over the top offering, but not too offensive either. A case would work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Original reviewed: 11/7/12. One of the last new Oktos for me this fall. I always try to snag some that I haven’t had before. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark honey-gold with a small sheet of lace on top. The nose is really simple with sweet grains, hay, biscuity malt. Good moderate body. Carbonation level is spot on. The taste is reminiscent of cider with some pale fruit character - sweet. Mild bitterness balances out the sweetness though. Caramel malt rounds this out making it a pleasure to drink. This is one of the easiest styles for me to drink, and this one is no exception. Good beer.

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