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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Can at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a very thin white head. Old malt and a touch of grain. Medium bodied, grain and not a lot else. Soft bitterness into the finish. Drinkable, but not a lot going on.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9007) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1540) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Can from trade. Color is amber with a decent white head. Taste is roasted malt. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Tried again in a can, it was better than tap. A smoother brew with more toffee sweetness and still that sweet peanut finish. Tap at The Library DM. Rich copper body with a thin light off white head. Nose of toffe and black tea. There is also some toast and peanuts. This is roasted in the finish with some cola sweetness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5266) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2279) - 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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1531) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2011
deep orange/copper color, clear, moderate carbonation with a thin white head. light bready malts in the aroma. flavor profile has bread and toast in the finish. there are very light notes of caramel in the flavor as well. very light-bodied, but not bad. Stopped by the brewery yesterday hoping that they had it on tap, but alas, only in the can...which I can get at the grocery store for a lot less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5668) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Malts and bread in the aroma. The flavor is malty and balanced with a hint of fruit. Not a flavor explosion but a very easy drinking Oktoberfest that is decent in all the right areas.

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