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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   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.

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/


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5667) - 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 (2295) - 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 (814) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1002) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Toffee and malt aroma. Clear deep copper body with a thick off-white head. Taste is of sweet apricot and toffee. Has a touch of bitterness but the malt balances it out nicely. Clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
ABC bottle side-by-side with the SN fest beer. Comparatively much darker bronze color with a tan head. Lots of sweeter, caramel malt and yeast. Very light bitterness if any. Maybe a touch too sweet but still very pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5199) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle aplit with drsilverworm. Clear copper with a white head. No retention. Aroma is musky and strongly grassy. Leathery almost. I got the dried apricot as it warms. Medium body and higher carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Split with jstax. Bottled on 13/aug/15. Clear amber color. Thin off-white head. No lace sticks. Nutty, malty, toasty and spicy flavor up front. Pretty nice. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. I was skeptical about the description of dried apricot, but yeah, you can kind of see that. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter to moderate carbonation. Mild slick, bit of dryness. Pretty decent oktoberfest. Better than expected. Solid to enjoy with my sandwich.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Darker oranogsh color with aromas of cereal and bread. Flavors are bread and cereal, malt and some light caramel. OK overall a basic beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironprog (63) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, medium-amber color with a very small, light-tan head that dissipates quickly. Strong scents of caramel, toffee, and apricot. It is slightly sweet with flavors of toffee, apricot, and maybe a little orange peel. It has a medium body that is slightly creamy. Carbonation is average, with the finish being quick and on the bitter side. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer, as I was not expecting too much from it. Certainly, not one of the best beers I’ve had, but definitely enjoyable.


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