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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The best domestic and imported German malts are used to produce our delicate yet complex bottom fermented lager. Its sweet maltiness dominates the palate but leaves behind a subtle, clean hop finish. Each batch of our Oktoberfest is cold lagered ensuring optimal enjoyment in the finest old-world tradition.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Sample at the Clybourn brewpub. The beer is a clear orange-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Light to medium body with flavors of malt, sweet caramel and toffee, and herbal hops. The finish is sweet and malty. Slightly above average overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
draf... light bright orange, ok head... nose is light but I’m a big fan of the taste, one of my favorite of the style, sweeter marzen, super easy to drink, would have again

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich copper hue, great fiery glow, pretty much transparent with a decent offwhite head, dies to a thicker ring, laces ok. Aromas are crispy and sweet carmely malts, toffee, toast, biscuits. Some walnuts, sweet malts, faint spice. Sweeter on the nose than I’d like, staying away from toastiness, spice, or hops. Initial is medium bodied, offering a bit of girth on the palate for a lighter offering. Sweet toffee, caramel, and biscuits. Some mellow light spice, moving into walnuts, a touch of red fruit, and lingering bready and sweeter malts. Backend throws just a touch of spice, yeast, no real hop presence, perhaps just a kiss. Mellow bland sweeter malt finish, offering some sticky malts. Not my thing.. Prefer a dry and hoppy Okt.. Dries out a little as I get further in to it. It was ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Ahh Octiberfest time. Bottle. Reddish brown pour withg tin off-white head. Hoppy aromoa with hints of spice. Toasted malts, hops and spice falvor. Good blend. I like!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1424) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2010
I drank this one 5 months too late. There were plenty of live cultures floating around which added a psychological aspect to the drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Tap. Copper pour, minimal head. Toffee, caramel, and malt on the nose. Taste was slightly sweet and malty. Pretty good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
On Tap at Clybourn. Light brown watery almost like tea , white of average quality head . Safe flavors and aroma. Medium roasted malt , malty aroma . Clean slighly watery . some bitterness . Not all that complex, easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1810) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2009
Tap at Clybourn brewpub, Chicago. Amber coloured pour with slight head. Caramel aroma. Tastes of caramel, malt, honey and hops. Quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
On cask at GI Clybourn served in an English pint glass. Dark orange pour with a one-finger thick head of creamy tan foam that slowly settled into a lasting cap. Heavy lace. The aroma had strong caramel, toasted bread, faint citrus, and also some herbs. The flavor was full of rich caramel and biscuity malt. A lot of citrus and noble hops on the backend. Not overly sweet or bitter. Quite drinkable. Medium-bodied with minimal carbonation. A very nice Oktoberfest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours copper with a tan head, Smells of sweet malt and earthy. Tastes of citrus and tarte with a lactic finish.


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