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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Can from trade. Color is amber with a decent white head. Taste is roasted malt. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1999) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3880) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6774) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3239) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1135) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1956) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4054) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5108) - 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.


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