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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Brewed in the traditional Märzen style our Oktoberfest pours a brilliant copper over rose color with a bone white head. Notes of toffee and burnt sugar in the aroma and flavors of sweet dried apricots are delivered in a dry malty body with the mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2421) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy amber color, with an off white layer of head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was light grain & malt, with some caramel sweetness. A bit less than medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste included just a touch of hop bitterness. Okay as far as drinkability goes, but a not very "to style" example of a Marzen. Kind of a "fest-lite".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maltser85 (263) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a darker caramel color. Clean lager smell on the nose with a hint of sweet malt and apricot. Taste is slightly toasty with a faint biterness on the finish. Solid, drinkable, unremarkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2085) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma: Bready Malts, Mild Caramel Appearance: Reddish Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Sweet Malts, Sugar Cane, Mild Caramel Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Toffee malt and hay aroma. Amber with giant light tan head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal/grass flavor. Okay - pretty sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
9/12/2014: Goose Island Oktoberfest... Wow, this is a fantastic beer. Not only is it a great representation of the style, but it is so perfect for the weather and my mood at the mood. Beautiful golden copper color with a pale ivory-colored head. Amazing aroma of burnt sugar, dried leaves, and slightly caramel. The flavor has a nice, smooth toffee maltiness with a dollup of burnt sugar, dried fruits, and finishes with a nice, traditional, mild Noble hop finish. The beer is medium-bodied and smooth and slightly creamy on the palate. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. I’m really pleased with Goose Island’s new offerings. Very solid and quite delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
Bottled. Orange-brown color. Nicely malty, bread, rich, some caramel, stone fruits. Not too sweet or syrupy, but malty and bready. Earthy hop finish. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (649) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours copper red with off white head. Nice aroma of malts and some sweetness. Flavor wise for a marzan is actually pretty good solid malt backbone with something like a dried fruit and a touch of caramel. Overall good for style and flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blinx615 (1) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
Nothing about this beer really impresses me. Your average autumn seasonal brew.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratm22 (9) - - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
Falls short of any extra ordinary iconic Oktoberfest. No hop bitterness. At least its a strong 6.4 abv. To plain for me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich orangish amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malt sweetness. Mild nuts and dark sweet bread notes. Flavor is crisp for a Marzen. Mild sweetness with mild earth and strong malt notes. Lively carbonation with medium body. Finishes mildly sweet with some mild hop presence. A pretty nice, restrained marzen.


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