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RATINGS: 204   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (541) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a minimal white head. Smells of bread, caramel, floral. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet, sweet bready malts with mild hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindog (251) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2012
OK beer nice flavor good color small white head kind of dry taste the second beer I had from these guys

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a fairly small head. Little malty and caramel notes in the nose. Little sweet to the taste. Decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Odd brown sugar and munich malt aroma. Amber/copper in color with no foam. Surprisingly hoppy bitter overtones upfront with a pleasant brown sugar and sweet caramel malt backbone. The finish becomes very dry and bitter. Overall, this is a very well done and full bodied Oktoberfest brew with a nice hoppy twist to it. I’d give this a B+ rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours deep copper with a 2-finger head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, hops, cinnamon, slight butyric acid. Tastes caramel malty, with toffee, brown sugar, and a little butyric acid in the taste. Medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Poured from the bottle, aroma is nice caramel malt, flavor is similar. There is kind of a nice winter spice too it. Palate is medium full body. Thin head, no retention

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Draft at Moriartys. Golden brown pour with a good fizzy head. Toasted wheat. Simple syrup. Medium-light body. Bit fuller than most Oktoberfests but not all that complicated or interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Park Place) - Pours a clear amber color with a half finger thick off white head. Faint spotted lacing. Aroma and lavor is toasted caramel malt, light esters, and light herbal hops. Slight lightly sweetened malt finish. Medium body. A nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sample at Snallygaster DC event on October 13th, 2012. Maybe the style is wrong, I believe this to be a Oktoberfest. Solid Oktobefrfest, easy to drink and solid but didn’t stand out as much as others I had at Snallygaster.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours a clear orange without a head and leaves no lacing. The aroma provides a light sense of malt. The taste is clean and crisp. Nicely balanced and quite drinkable. There’s just nothing that stands out here. There’s a little bit of an interesting flavor in the finish that I can’t quite place but other than that - this beer screams average!

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