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RATINGS: 211   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)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1263) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4226) - Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Amber color, thin white head. Clean malt aroma, smells fresh. Herbal flavor, nice malt character. Full bodied. (3539)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4988) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a small soapy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was barely present but was tart and dryish with faint fruity hops. Bland flavor with barely detectable notes of dry malts, tangy yeastiness and a touch of nut. Short dry and yeasty finish. Medium body. Blah.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9903) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber to rusty orange with very little fizzy white head, no retention or lacing. Aroma is toast and straw malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is malty with light hops and bitterness, a clean fermentation with a dry finish. Light body and prickly carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1828) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Very happy with this beer. Nice clear amber color with not much in terms of ear. Light carbonation and very malty. Leaves a nice sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours a clear amber with minima head. Aroma is up front with hints of malt and a little caramel. The taste carries this malt through, but with a hoppy bite at the end for a crisp finish. It is interesting, but not overpowering in any way. A very refreshing beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (561) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindog (265) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3725) - 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.


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