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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Oktoberfest is one of the most celebrated traditions in German culture. And though Kansas may be a long way from Munich, we share the sentiment. Our Octoberfest was only the second specialty beer we ever brewed, and the original batch was first tasted back in 1989. To this day, it continues to be one of our most popular brews, with folks seeking it out both at the brewpub and on the shelves of their local liquor stores.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium cream head. Aroma of toasted grain, nuts, caramel, and some light citrus notes. Flavor of nuts, light smoke, some roast, caramel, and toasted grain. Fairly complex for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Tasted on tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Red-orange appearance with light head. Toasted malty aroma. Malty, sweet flavor with a nice ZING.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6966) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6807) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Growler shared by bvc. Nose is toasty, biscuity, caramel, earthy hops, grass. Rather malty. Clear copper pour, bright w a soft head. Earthy bitterness, toasted malts, sweetish caramel. Bitterness is very light. Clean finish. Solid fest bier for sure. Its got no flaws.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Draft at Free State. Pours a beautiful amber body with an off white head. Malty leafy body with some grain and bread y notes. Caramel and a bittering hop finish. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Sampled from 64-oz growler during Darkness Day 2009 in Brooklyn Center, MN. Has all three basic characteristics of a Märzen (copper orange, malty caramel aroma/taste, semi-sweet finish). Some unique characteristics of this one includes a mild bitter finish with a touch of bread dough aftertaste flavor. More of a vienna style oktoberfest than munich. A solid octoberfest overall. (Rating 3900 - "World Party Anthem" aka: Let’s have another beer! - Good Rats Band)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4540) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a translucent golden amber with a large foamy off white head. Aroma of soft pretzels, toasted bread, hints of floral and lightly spicy notes. Flavor of toasted malt, bread, soft pretzels and Cheerios.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Tap @ Free State. Copper color. Aroma of fresh grains. Very clean flavor. Nice sweet malt flavors. A nice herbal hop. Sweetness sticks around through the finish.


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