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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
2mu2ku (21) - - FEB 5, 2013
Good fall beer, but not great. Flavor is nice (safe) and doesn’t overwhelm with seasonal spices. Aroma is good. Pallet is smooth and clean, not much of a mouthful. I’d drink it again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to find it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
12oz bottle - A classic example of an octoberfest style beer, sent to me as an add on to a strange beer request from Dansting (again, big time thanks). Aroma has the hallmark example of an octoberfest - caramel, toasty, some light herbal/grassy hop angle. Lightly malted with a touch of caramel sweetness, clean flavors with a nice earthy bitter finish. No flaws noticeable in any way, and the closest I can think of a great "fest" beer like this was Kostritzer, which IMO is great company to be in. Very well done.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbbeyRoade (400) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Alcohol notes come through the malty backbone and light hopping. Good Octoberfest specimen although not my favorite kind of beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (148) - - OCT 10, 2014
Appearance is deep, clear copper with a hint of orange. White foam cap dissipated quickly. Aroma is all caramel and toast. Taste is much the same, with caramel up front giving way to toasted bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium with a moderate carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth. Finishes with enough hop bite to balance and a lingering toast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Local brew picked up at Price Chopper in the Northland. Clear orangey color with moderate white head and heavy carbonation. Strong aroma of bread/toast. Clean and crisp beer. Good, but not quite in the league of the champion.

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 (6812) - 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 (4134) - 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 (141) - 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 (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
tap. amber with one finger head. very nice malt body with caramel and toast. well done oktoberfest.


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