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RATINGS: 183   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/


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14093) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at Yolo Microbrewfest. Pours really coppery with an off-white head. Near med body. Flavor is mildly roasty malt with nut hints. Decent, typically boring, marzen. My issue that.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13469) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brilliantly clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is nutty, toast and honey malt, light caramel character and dark fruits with light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, clean fermentation and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Clear amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts and citrus. The taste is berries, toasted malt, mild caramel, herbal notes. Thin bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma, toasty, caramelly, a bit nutty, a bit fruity. Sweetish malt flavor with caramel, bread, light toastiness, a fruity note and a drier finish with very light bitterness. OK, pretty easy-drinking.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Long time coming with this revie.w Has a pumkin spice presence, too sweet, thin sodalikebody. Fucking sucks.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10679) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10145) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 15, 2015
A little sweeter than I’m used to - less bread, more toffee - but pretty solid across the board.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10024) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with small beige head that lasts. Medium mouth with strong bready malt, caramel, light bitterness, decent.


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