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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


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2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidemaster (282) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 22, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-27-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear reddish amber color with a one finger off white head. The head has a good level of retention fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of caramel and some toasted malty smells. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of a grainy nature, a little bit of a grassy smell as well as some notes of spice and apple. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and smooth lightly toasted bread and caramel taste. Notes of a light fruit sweetness join the caramel as the flavor advances giving the beer a moderately strong, but nice and drinkable sweet taste. As the flavor advances from the start, along with the increase in sweet, so too comes some flavors of a grassy and herbal nature as well as a little bit of spice. Other more roasted flavors of a chocolate and roasted malt flavor come more toward the end leaving a nice smooth, sweet, and lightly toasted/roasted flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather nice for the style while keeping it a good easy drinking brew. Overall – Overall a rather enjoyable Marzen with a smooth, sweet, nicely roasted, easy drinking taste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
midnightsun (1) - - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
Had this beer last night in Chicago. A+. I usually drink dark heavy beers but i love toffee so gave it a try. Well i’ve since bought up all the Oktoberfest Goose Island i can find in my area. Its delicious and perfect for the season.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours copper / orange with a small off-white head, The aroma has caramel, brown sugar, lager smoothness and some smooth nuttiness. Starts medium body with lots of smoothness and frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with semi-sweet nutty caramel malt, light spice, lager smoothness and rounded toasted malt. The finish is very smooth and clean and has just a touch of wateriness and hints of alcohol. Pretty good,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2426) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy amber color, with an off white layer of head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was light grain & malt, with some caramel sweetness. A bit less than medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste included just a touch of hop bitterness. Okay as far as drinkability goes, but a not very "to style" example of a Marzen. Kind of a "fest-lite".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maltser85 (266) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a darker caramel color. Clean lager smell on the nose with a hint of sweet malt and apricot. Taste is slightly toasty with a faint biterness on the finish. Solid, drinkable, unremarkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2113) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma: Bready Malts, Mild Caramel Appearance: Reddish Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Sweet Malts, Sugar Cane, Mild Caramel Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Toffee malt and hay aroma. Amber with giant light tan head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal/grass flavor. Okay - pretty sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
9/12/2014: Goose Island Oktoberfest... Wow, this is a fantastic beer. Not only is it a great representation of the style, but it is so perfect for the weather and my mood at the mood. Beautiful golden copper color with a pale ivory-colored head. Amazing aroma of burnt sugar, dried leaves, and slightly caramel. The flavor has a nice, smooth toffee maltiness with a dollup of burnt sugar, dried fruits, and finishes with a nice, traditional, mild Noble hop finish. The beer is medium-bodied and smooth and slightly creamy on the palate. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. I’m really pleased with Goose Island’s new offerings. Very solid and quite delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
Bottled. Orange-brown color. Nicely malty, bread, rich, some caramel, stone fruits. Not too sweet or syrupy, but malty and bready. Earthy hop finish. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (644) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours copper red with off white head. Nice aroma of malts and some sweetness. Flavor wise for a marzan is actually pretty good solid malt backbone with something like a dried fruit and a touch of caramel. Overall good for style and flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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