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Goose Island Oktoberfest (Brewpub Recipe)

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2003
Amber. Toasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and minerals. Vague caramel and toast. Uneventful. A real letdown given the authenticity of most of their brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Draft at Party Source Cigar tasting. Copper color with a large head that diminished slowly. Good roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Very good well balanced flavor with a good bitter sweet finish of long duration. Very good brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2009
Bottled, 355ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Orange amber with slight white head. Heavy caramel body, clinging toffee notes, seemingly a little over processed leading to a boiled herby flavour. Most odd and unfortunate. A pretty poor Oktoberfest beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
(10/9/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Clybourn, Chicago. Hazy amber color. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel and light citric notes. Sweet malty flavor with some toastiness, fruity hints and a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Not great but quaffable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11480) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/15/1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

amber, thin frothy head, sweet carmel malt aroma, rich sweet malt flavor, just the slightness hint of bitterness in the finish, the denifitive octoberfest

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Score: **+/4
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2003
Amber colour, small thin white head. Sweet malty aroma. Bit of malt and bitterness for the taste buds. Meh… Unexciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9470) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
(draught) Huge head, yellow; orange to light amber beer. Nose is grainy, a bit nutty too. Taste is refreshing, a bit citrussy, and very malty. However, it has an outspoken top-fermenting character, with fusels apparent! Slick, rather full mouthfeel. This does not fit the German idea of Oktoberfest/Märzen at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Another solid American version that doesn’t totally impress, but is quite nice during the season.

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