Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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/

fidemaster's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
It has very little aroma. It pours a nice amber color, which I expected for this beer. Its very plain. The first sip starts off bland, a hint of malt. Then it finishes with a light bitter taste. That is it, it really had no complexity at all. It has a very light, watery palate. Just really depressing since its one of my favorite breweries. The old Oktoberfest was infinitely better then this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color without much depth and a small off-white head that settles into an uneven ring and wispy film while leaving a few spots of lace in the glass. Notes of toasted sugar, biscuit, light toffee, grass, mild spice, apple - I don’t really get the apricot notes they mention on the label. More fruit in the back of the flavor, with bigger malts and more earth and malt in the aroma. Light-medium bodied, with modest carbonation and an earthy, fruity, malty mouthfeel. Decent Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Amber with frothy foam. Malty, lightly sweet with a bit of fruit and just a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap at BJ’s in Fort Collins. Clear orange appearance with a frothy beige head. Smooth, malty and a pretty clean rendition with mild noble hop spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Rated on 10-06-2015 (Kroger Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer pours a very small beige head that has a short retention, amber transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, toffee, citrus hops, fruity, earthy, and light spice. The flavor is semi-sweet, lightly bitter, citrus hops, fruity, spice, and malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is light carbonation and this is a light bodied beer. A quaffable beer that lacks in character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (40) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Amber in color, really large off-white head. Aroma has malt, a hint of caramel. Taste is similar with a small bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (35) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma: some apricot, roasty; Appearance: dark amber with frothy head that quickly diminishes, little lacing; Taste: sweet, with slight bitterness, some apricot; Palate: medium body with average carbonation, finish is long with some lingering apple juice maltiness; Overall: drinkable but not my favorite style, would probably not buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1144) - USA - OCT 31, 2015
Amber color with a big off white head. Aroma is mildly sweet. Flavor is sweet and malty, a little light in the body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.99 a sixer? Okay! Generally a top sweet marzen. Big malts almost no bitterness. Fine for the price as a drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Crystal clear copper / amber color with a frothy white head. Toasted malt and wood aromas. Taste is more of a standard amber ale than an Oktoberfest. Nice roasted malt flavors with a touch of sweetness. A bit of earthy bitterness to balance it out. Body has a creamy texture which gives it a fullness. Finishes dry with a light honey sweetness.

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