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RATINGS: 60   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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
TwoSipDip (8948) - 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 (8913) - 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 (6501) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5582) - 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 (5154) - 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 (4436) - 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 (4128) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3464) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
On tap at GABF 2009. This is apparently one of the top in its style overall, but I found it to be only good, not great. Flying Dog’s Dogtoberfest that I had on the same day was easily better. Pours clear orangish-copper with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, grain, and Noble hops. Flavor is nice and balanced, good for the style, with caramel/Munich malt, mild roast, and earthy and grassy hops. Clean and crisp on the palate with medium-light body.


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