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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 (22) - - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours a deep mahogany with thin off-white head that doesn’t stay around long. Aroma of caramel, toasted barley, slight dried fruits, and a bit of a nutty character. Taste matches well and makes for a nice hearty Marzen, quite enjoyable for a style I enjoy greatly.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (981) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle/Fest. A- Caramel, malty, spices, bread. A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Caramel, malty, spice, bready, earthy. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Hear quite often that this is one of the best marzens out there. I’d have to disagree. It’s pretty standard.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Clear light golden amber color. Huge caramel biscuit aroma. Taste is sweet biscuit. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2015
On tap. Served a copper color with a good head and bits of lacing. Aroma of malt, some dried fruit, nuts, bit earthy and hint of caramel. Taste of caramel, malt, light fruit, nuts and bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a clean feel. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dough, toasted bread, hints of yeast, some slight grainy notes. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, slight toast into a bit of earth, grain, toast, finishing sweet, dry. Pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - 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 (455) - 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 (263) - - 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 (2) - - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
One of the best Octoberfest beers I have drank. Not too spicy. Color is wonderful. Thumbs up


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