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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

This is the new recipe bottled by AB-InBev. Old entries for the earlier bottled and Brewpub version are located here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/goose-island-oktoberfest-brewpub-recipe/6808/


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1827) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
appearance: clear copper, one finger of creamy, off-white head. aroma: malty, with notes of toffee, caramel, graham cracker. taste: malty and sweet up front, with caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, maybe some floral honey, a bit of marmalade, and some earthy, mellow hops. finish: clean and slightly toasty. finish: Solid take on the style, would drink again. Bottle from Total Wine & More, Alexandria, Virginia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Copper colored pour. That unmistakable Oktoberfest sweetness. Not my favorite style by any stretch, but a good representation nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1052) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Nothing wrong with this Marzen, it isn’t over engineered or tries to get to fancy. Goose just produces a straight-forward good seasonal--heavy on the caramel, earthy, fruit cake. Multi-12oz bottles

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
its_beer_30 (2) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
Oktoberfest, this is a pretty good one outside of Germany, pleasantly surprised, recommended

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2015
A copper color with a white head. The aroma is malty with some caramel and bready notes. The flavor is malty with some dark fruit, toffee, and caramel showing up. The palate was fuller than many I’ve had in the style. Overall a spot on O-Fest. Good!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (942) - Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Great copper amber color. Overwhelming floral malt aroma, but good. Tastes like typical Marzen with a hint of hoppiness. A little fizzy, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5555) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized auburn colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was Vienna malt. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering Vienna malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of Vienna malt sweet and mild hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2015
12 oz bottle,Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Medium amber, slight haze, minimal head. Caramel aroma, some autumn spice, bright hops. Sweet, bright with a medium body toffee flavour. Long sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (788) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is somewhat balanced, but too much sweetness for me. Overall drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Very good aroma. Has the scent of their bourbon county stout (which I love). Different from other Oktoberfest beers. Malty, sweet, slight smoke flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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