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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/


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Copper pour, quick tan head. Nose is malt. more sweet than bitter. Middle is malt syrup and roasted grain. Finish is sweet and bready. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (313) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours an amber color. Thick rich beige head, about two fingers. Very nice lacing.

Aroma is fruity, don’t know that I would call it apricot. Yeasty bread, and alcohol. It is earthy also.

Taste is a little caramel. A little more bitter than most marzens. Again it’s fruity, but don’t know that I would call it apricot. Yeah, if I smack my mouth enough, I can get apricot. It’s not super malty. Pretty well balanced. It leaves a metallic aftertaste. I can also taste the alcohol a little.

Mouthfeel is medium-full. Slightly bitter. Highly drinkable. A slightly oily feeliing.

Overall, I like it okay. It’s a little different, but that’s good. If you’re going to make the same ol, same ol, why bother. I think it could stand a little more of the apricot. The bitterness was unexpected, but it works okay. I like the marzen style a lot because of the sweeter malt heavy profile. But this isn’t bad at all. I think it’s worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Hazy golden body with medium head. Nose is sweet, floral, doughy. Taste is caramel, malts, sugar, honey, wheat. Quite nice. Enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2015 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at ATR Bethesda. Nice amber body with slight head. Nose of caramel, toffee, coffee, some fruits. Taste also malty, caramel with fruits. And then a bitter finish. Quite enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvbunited (67) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2015
This beer does not stand up to other Oktoberfest beer o would suggest going a different route

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TattooJack (440) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Poured from the twelver of bottles (displayed at Jewel). Looks like autumn, kind of a brown/red/amber hybrid. Taste is malt, with some fall spices, a little warmth, but there is a bit of a commercial beer taste I couldn’t get past, not horrible, the 6.4% is good. Was ok ice cold with spicy food.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2015
bottle, this was a little better than the run of the mill Goose Island we have been getting. orange color with white foam, good caramel aroma and flavor with a bit of a flinty undertone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1701) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Goose Island Oktoberfest has an extremely thick, bone-colored head, a semi-clear, amber appearance, with moderate lacing and lots of white specs roiling throughout. The aroma is of dried apricot and toffee and bread crust, and the flavor is of those elements, with Roman Meal brand bread and noticeable, mild, and appropriate bitterness rounding it out. Mouthfeel is medium, and Goose Island Oktoberfest finishes dry and highly gulpable. RJT

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9202) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 15, 2015
A little sweeter than I’m used to - less bread, more toffee - but pretty solid across the board.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Btl. Read commercial discription! It literally would be my exact description. This would be the first time that this has happened to me😄 Malty, earthy,smooth,easy to drink. Solid Oktoberfest lager!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seehaferb23 (164) - - SEP 13, 2015
$6 from Safeway. All Oktoberfest beers were delicious tonight. Cheers from Cannery Row Beer Club. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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