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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Great River Brewery’s Oktoberfest is a Marzen style beer brewed with Hallertau hops and pale and crystal malts. The result is a full bodied,malty brew with a beautiful amber color and a clean dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
This is on the dark side even for an American take on festbier. It’s very clear and almost brown w/ a big foamy head. This is very much a fresh, husky malt-centric affair but not overbearingly sweet. I think this does better as a dunkel or even a scotch ale or something than an Oktoberfest. I like the way it tastes though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1554) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Can from trade. Color is amber with a decent white head. Taste is roasted malt. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Can. Clear copper pour, little carbonation and a slightly sweet and malty aroma. Flavor is also a good malt base, rich and nutty and finished crisp with a little subtle hops. Nice enjoyable Marzen!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Poured froam a 16 ounce can a light caramel color with a fair amount of carboation. Aroma of caramel, sweet grains, and a touch of yeast. Flavor is much the same, widue to the moderate carbonation it was a crisp to the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
16 oz can shared by oRos. Pours copper with a decent off-white head and a red malt aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Poured from a 16 ounce can thanks to pepsiedcan. Pours a translucent dark copper with a velvety head of beige foam. The aroma is heavily malty with a carrot cake type of spiciness. Taste is initally sweet, but moves to a mellow spiced taste. Finishes with just a hint of dryness. Pretty good Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6719) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Sampled at the brewery. Clear copper gold with an off white layer of foam. This is surprisiingly spicy and earthy. Nicely hopped. Grainy. Noble hops. A nice version. The malts give this a nice smooth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1521) - Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Poured from a pint can- a crystal clear very shiney coppery orange golden color. 3 finger head lots of carbonation,tiny bubbles all the way to the finish with a lasting creamy white head with decending lacing. Aroma of mild sweet caramel/grain and fresh yeast with a similar mineral type smell found in most of their cans.Smooth ,clean and not too sweet light caramel with a touch of roast a little bit of citrus with a quenching drinkability.Clean malt finish with fresh yeast and a bit of citrus hop with a very light fruitness. I found this better than a majority of some of the bigger craft beers’ octoberfests.Very good drinkability and a good all around beer to have anytime. 2012- more carmelly sweet with more tang,like I seen in their copper ale this year also,still good not as good as was.Kind of an oaky/bourbon tart sour/funk character that is like the copper this time. Seems they are barell aging them,not bad but a bit distracting some in an ok kind of way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Can to mug (thanks DalzAle). Pours clear copper with a foamy off white head that settles to a film. Aroma is spice and malt and pepper. Taste is caramel and malty with clean spices and not overpowering. Palate is medium and chaulky with a dry finish. Decent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Poured from can, pours a dark reddish copper with a thin head, the aroma has a nice amount of caramel and malt with a hint of fruit, the flavor is sweet on the front end with some fruit notes and a finish of caramel and malt, nice mouthfeel, decent.

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