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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11078) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Long time coming with this revie.w Has a pumkin spice presence, too sweet, thin sodalikebody. Fucking sucks.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5731) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Draft on tap at Tribes Alehouse (Mokena, IL). Pours a nice deep copper amber blend, near transparent, a healthy carmelized hue glows a bit darker, some more orange on the edges and bottom. A cakey offwhite head atop stays as a decent layer, good stick around, laces ok. Aromas show some biscuit and toast, gentle toffee sweetness, bread, gentle bread yeast, some subtle earthy florals and mellow spiciness, touch of crusty bread, touch of dark fruit. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of girth shows some toast and carmelized malts, biscuits, touch of toffee. Some sweetness meets some decent earthy hop bitterness, a touch floral and mellow spice. Middle is a bit fruity, some apple, gentle pit fruit and dark fruit influence hits quickly. Backend moves back to some soapy dryness, a bit floral and earthy, still a firmer body of toffee and biscuits, some gentle toastiness. That fruit feel in the middle is distinct for me. Touches of dryness, some gentle girth. Finish is a bit toasty, subtle carmelization, toast and some gentle dryness. Some gentle fuzziness, some spiciness, firmer biscuit. A solid Oktoberfest, not brooding or too thick, not too sweet, a nice earthy hop balance. Solid stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent brownish orange with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes maltyand lightly doughy with notes of caramel. Solid on the palate. An okay Oktoberfest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4836) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottled on 01JULY13. Nose light malty with pleasant and appropriate swathes of citric and earthy noble hops. Beautiful clear amber body with a short beige head. Taste lightly sweet malt, some nice Munich/roasty/Maillard character and light nuttiness, fresh and clean, though the aftertaste a bit stale by comparison. Some caramel glaze and beautiful noble hops, Hallertau for sure but seems like some Saaz as well. Crisp light-medium body. Tasty and very nice, even style appropriate, but ultimately too sweet for me to invest in a six pack. Have to hand it to their marketers, this is one of the rare times where a commercial description is utterly accurate I’m blown away!).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Split a bottle. Poured a slightly hazy copper color with a off-white medium sized head. Aroma was sweet caramel, some light grain and spices. Flavor was sweet caramels, spices, some crisp malts. Pretty drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4342) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Amber-copper body, steady off-white head. Start off nice, but finishes with that odd apricot tone. Some biting noble hops could’ve helped this one out, this one just falls flat. Hollow, watery body. Beers like this are heavily suspect, and why it is lamented that AB acquired GI.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Location: Draft at The Hop, 9/20/13

Aroma: The nose is on-style, malty and bread/biscuit, with some underlying fruit notes
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear amber-orange color with a medium head and decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium sweet, clean and malty, with a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is light, it has a pretty decent mouthfeel, and a clean, lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Solid example of a fairly unexciting style. It does it’s job. That’s pretty much all I’ve got for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Aroma is malts, light bananas and a hint of fruit. The flavor is malts, fruit, bananas and a dryish and mildly bitter finish.


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