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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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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   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Great Oktoberfest. Pours with light head, brown amber color. Maple smell, smooth taste, gram cracker finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
APPEARANCE - traditional octoberfeast copper tan color. Nice head. NOSE - perfect light malty sweetness. FLAVOR - spot on for traditional Oktoberfest flavor. NOTES - One more great addition to GI's new offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beakerh20 (37) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Golden copper appearance. Apricot aroma and a smooth flavor. Flavor has some creamy character with malty notes. Nice Oktoberfest!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste sweet, caramel, bready. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (23) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Copper pour yields a small clingy head. Bready and malty nose give way to toffee and more malty flavor. Smooth and easy finish, this is a great Marzen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (903) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours copper color with white head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor. Some roasted notes and slight hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3079) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Maybe I’m just digging this style now that October is almost here, but for some reason I’ve rated a few of these much higher than average lately. This has a solid, approachable, sweet malted flavor. Dry and earthy. Not bad at all.


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