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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3067) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 8/8/2013. Pours slightly hazy ruby copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big carmael, biscuit, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, pear, apricot, nuttiness, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/toasted malt notes with moderate yeast ester balance; and great strength. Taste of big caramel, biscuit, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, nuttiness, floral, pear, apricot, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, floral, and light pepper on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/toasted/nutty malt flavors; with great robustness and minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Oktoberfest style. Great robustness, balance, and complexity of malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2158) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle...light reddish pour.. super malty aroma..very fruity..sone grspe apple.. diffrent for a octoberfest

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and toasty malts. Flavor is a lot of the same with the addition of some doughy bread notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
bottle. amber mahogany with one finger head. big caramel malt. smooth and sweet, but rather one dimensional (at least the one dimension is rather well done).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle share by Ryan, aroma of sweet malt and pecan/nuttiness. Taste is similar, bit of sweet grain, it's alright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours a very pristine ruby brown. Full inch of offwhite head that settled quickly. Sweet grains and sour malt fill the nose, fresh hay/grass, some indistinct bitterness and cloves are faintly detectable. Average carbonation, creamy mouthfeel that turns watery, clean finish. Sour lager taste, bready malts and bitter Euro hops buried beneath. Very balanced and easy drinking, nothing too above and beyond though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1558) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Shared from a 12oz brown bottle into a mini Oktoberfest stein. It poured a hazy amber colour with weak white foam. Grainy, candy- sweet pilsener malt, toasty and caramelly aromas, nice noble hops balance, faint soy sauce, seemed a bit oxidized despite being a brand-new bottle. Medium body and carbonation, lasting residual sweetness. Some alcoholic warmth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a slightly dark amber with a 1 finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving watery like lacing. Notes of caramelized malt, spice, hay, grass. Big spicy malt hit at first then flavor tappers off with a slight tart finish. Very drinkable, like the flavor profile and one of the best Oktoberfest beers I’ve had.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1233) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear medium amber brew with off white head. Weak aroma of malt and a little grass. Taste is weaker sweet malt, a little fruit and a weak spiciness. Some grassy bitter emerges at the finish. Off putting adjunt like overtones, wet paper / cardboard tastes, take away from this brew.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, medium cream colored head. Aroma of raw biscuit dough, subtle fruit. Taste starts malty and sweet, but with bitter straw at the finish.


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