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RATINGS: 214   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)


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13032) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Clear light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light caramel and straw. Taste has a bit of bitter fruit. OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11593) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2005
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear amber body with a medium beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some melon, earthy, light metallic. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, caramel, some melon, light citrus, peach. Light-medium body, fairly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours orange amber with a slight whiteish head. Aroma is mildly grassy hop. Med body. Flavor is a little grapey/sweety caramel with some balancing herby/grassy hop. A flavor I’ve never encountered in a beer. Drinks good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
on tap @Old Bay-pours an off white head with bubbles and hazy amber color. Aroma is light/medium fruit/apples, vinegar, light malt. Taste is light/medium fruit/apples, vinegar, light malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/05/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy orange, wispy beige head, bready aroma with a touch of sweet munich malt balanced by light earthy hops, rich malt flavor with a bready character enhanced by sweet munich malt, light earthy hops for balance,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle… Lightly hazed amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose is a bit restrained, but is toasty, caramely and sweet. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Malty, caramely flavor is a touch cloying. Finishes crisp with a mild hop zing, but winds up a touch too sweet in the end. Thanks to otakuden for the bottle!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, bready, nutty, and earthy. Tastes of bread, caramel, nutty, and earthy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Sample at the Mill Hill Saloon in Trenton, NJ: The beer is brownish-amber with a medium thin beige head that has good retention. Thin rings of lacing. Bready malt, grain and floral hops aroma. Medium body with a mellow fruit and malt character, and grassy hops in the background. The finish is sweet at first with a light hops and spicy alcohol aftertaste. Above average overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 12oz bottle - 2006 version, so 1 year old, which means I’ll do a rerate as soon as I get ahold of the 2007. Color is dark golden brown, and body is clear. Small white filmy head. Candied sweet caramel malt nose with some light orange notes as well... but overall it smells very striaghtforward and sweet. Flavor is just a little too sweet up front, then over the middle it has some stewed corn and cabbage with brown sugar and maple flavors - good stuff. Finished with a wet caramel malt and grain flavor. Decent, but tasted side-by-side with Stoudt’s Oktoberfest it comes up short. I realize this is supposed to be an altbier, so I was hoping for more crisp hops and snappy biscuit malts. Still good.


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