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RATINGS: 1087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bavarian barley slow roasted, caramelized to a rich, red amber color combined with the purest spring waters from the Alps, exclusive yeast and the finest Hallertau hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Clear, amber coloring with a light tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Smooth malt sweetness (just a bit of caramel). Aftertaste is mildly malty, slightly metallic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Deep amber hue. Roasted malt aromas follow through with nice caramel malt flavors and some fruity notes. Finishes with more malt flavors, and a touch of dry herbal bitterness for balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Nice balance, even when warm. Roasty but sweet and not bitter. Good fruit and caramel, mmm.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
ok. i'm not a big fan of the style. malty, yet astringently sweet as i find most oktoberfest beers. i couldn't drink more than one w/out a stomach ache. not gag-me bad, not tickle-me incredible. just more of a hug-me, everything is going to be ok.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Deep, orange-red in color. Scent of nutmeg. Has a weird taste like dried blood; metallic, dry, salty, coppery. With all these elements it is still smooth and the malt flavors come through nicely. Although the initial taste is like sucking on a penny!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Copper amber color with a good frosty tan head, that settled down leaving a good lace on top. Floral malty aroma. Caramel malt up front, but I felt the finish was thin and light leaving me wanting more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2004 Delicious Oktoberfest, I had this one for free from a great bartender at Stuff Yer Face. Thanks Tony. This is right up there with Paulaner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Pours dark amber with tall beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet malts, apples, and pears. Flavor is the same with very little carbonation and a smooth finish. A delicious Oktoberfest with a good alcohol kick. A little too syrupy sweet for me, but seems true to the style. Slight metallic taste. Quite tasty overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Color is brownish/amber. Good malt balance on the nose and taste. Hint of caramel? Good Oktoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2003
This is very well balanced for a lager, but especially an Oktoberfest (looking at the commercial description that doesn't seem so surprising anymore). The color is unique, the mouthfeel is without flaw, and the nose is very concise. I had quite a few of these over the Oktoberfest season, and I never got bored. Just plain good.


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