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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jimsnaks (2) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2011 does not count
Got to be one of the best Octoberfest’s I have ever had. Nice malty aroma carmel and a hint of spice. Nice dark golden color. Nice medium bodied brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
I really enjoyed this O'fest, it is probably one of the best I've ever had. I think they must have beefed it up since Indra had it. Lots of aroma for a Free State beer...malt, raisin, toasted oats and a touch of cinnamon (?). Sticky side-clinging head. Same maltiness in my mouth with a touch of ginger and cinnamon. Filtered orange tan hue. Lasting and firm mouthfeel. True to style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Growler from the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a nice white head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, with a strong caramel presence. Flavor is a nice blend of sweet malt and hops. A solid offering in the Oktoberfest style. No wonder this is considered by many to be the best of the style in the country.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Draft: Glassy golden orange. Sticky, milky white head. Beautiful aroma of mineral, tangy malts, and sugared apple. Fresh spicy hop undertones along with some toasted malts. Restrained esters. Round, toffeeish mouthfeel. Starts with lovely bready malt flavors with soft earthy, leafy hop tones. Decadent spicy hop/toasted malt interplay. Finishes with a sublime biscuity malt quality with tracs of nuts, pale malts, and a touch of raw noble hops. They've nailed it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Very nice octoberfest. Exceptional balance and a very nice malty sweet finish. Light brown and orange appearance with decent head and a medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Hand bottled via TAR - thanks so much, buddy! This is lovely! Slightly nutty, very earthy fresh from the hearth bread, with a tiny almost cinnamony hop presence. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours dark amber with thick frothy head, this one looks great out of the bottle. Aroma is caramel and I can pick up on some earthy/hop notes and toffee as well. First thing that strikes me about this one is the body, med. to heavy and perfect for the style. Nice rich caramel/toffee flavor that finishes clean. I can’t recall a better Octoberfest and I’m proud its from a brewery just down the road from me in Lawrence, KC and now avail. by bottle. Awesome stuff ! I’ll be looking forward to this every year !

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1849) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Growler acquired in trade with mreusch. Pour is an attractive amber covered in white creamy lace. Aroma is toasty caramel. Nice smooth flavor of sweet caramel and that very attractive toast re-appears. Just a touch of mild hops? This is what I picture when I think of an Oktoberfest. Beautiful.

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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Growler courtesy of mreusch. Thanks again, Matt! Pours a sparkling clear amber-orange with a lasting, creamy, beige head that laces beautifully (especially for a lager). On the nose is bready malt, like fresh baked bread, and a light fruity hop backing. The palate is on the light side of medium-bodied and creamy-smooth (rare for a lager) finishing quite cleanly. The flavor is sweet fresh French bread and caramel malt with a nice light hop bitterness at the front sides of the tongue and a clean finish. Bready, sweet malt lingers in the aftertaste. This is easily the best lager, of any style, that I have sampled to date. If you find yourself in Lawrence for a Big 12 football game, do yourself a favor and swing by Free State for a pint or seven.


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