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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Octoberfest is made from Pilsen malt, caramunich malt, lots of Munich malt, caramel pils malt and aromatic malt. These combine to provide a light amber beer with a smooth ,clean malt character that comes through clearly. The hops are Perle for bittering and Hersbrucker for a mild aroma.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
photoguyinmo (1) - - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
One of the best Octoberfest beers I have drank. Not too spicy. Color is wonderful. Thumbs up

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
tytm12 (3) - Peru, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
A pretty decent octoberfest beer. But lacking the quality, tradition, and taste of a real german marzen brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz. bottle from foppa78 - thanks, Mat, for this long-time want! Pours a clear copper on the deeper end of the spectrum with a finger-plus of off-white head that laces the glass and settles unevenly. Aroma of caramel, pils, and amber malts, dry leaves, earth, dried fruits, and nuts. Flavor of mixed fruits, caramel, leaves, toast, nuts, mild spice, and some faint toasted sugary sweetness. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, somewhat fruity mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finishes crisp. Good marzen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4000) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours reddish copper, fairly clear and with a modest beige head. The aroma has dryish oktoberfest malt, red berries, crackers and bits of caramel. It has a medium husky body with mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with dry caramel, toastiness, bread and lager yeast smoothness. The finish has graham cracker, caramel and rich malt. Nice marzen.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (108) - Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2014
The aroma is sweet caramel-like malt, understated hop spiciness, fall leaves - just smells like fall. Great amber color with lots of bubbles rising to the top but a small amount of white foam. Great looking beer. Taste is refreshing, just hoppy enough with malt sweetness taking over at the end. This is what an Oktoberfest should taste like. It’s an understated style; a lot of brewers try to do too much with it. Palate is not as fizzy as the appearance, slick and smooth. This has replaced Shiner Oktoberfest as my new favorite. Now I need to get my hands on some Ayinger . . .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
tap. amber with one finger head. very nice malt body with caramel and toast. well done oktoberfest.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Aroma; bread, grass, floral, Appearance; orange, clear, minimal head, Taste; light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, umami, Palate; light body, thin feel, fizzy, bitter, Overall it is a great beer and one of my favorite seasonal beers, definitely recommend it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orangish amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet bread and grains with a touch of light fruits. Flavor is smooth with a bread and sweet grain as well as a touch of straw in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1833) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Tap at bar louie in kc.. reddish orange pour with thin white head..arona of malrs..cereal and ur mom.. taste is some honey ..cream..very smooth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Clear brown pour with an off white head. Roasted nuts, caramel, cream soda, toasted wheat bread. Very clean and crisp. Nice drinking.


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