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Hangar 24 Seasonal: Oktoberfest

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Our fall seasonal is an ode to the brewing traditions of Germany. This amber lager is brewed in true Reinheitsgebot fashion using the finest imported German Malt, German Hops and German Yeast. Incredibly clean and balanced, this lager has a wonderful malty backbone and a hint of earthy hops. Traditionally released in early fall, this beer will make you want to stand up and sing "Ein Prosit!" Additional Information: The Oktoberfest in Munich started in 1810 as a celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The festival was such a hit that it turned into an annual event celebrated for 16 days from late September to early October. Oktoberfest beer comes from the Marzen style. These beers were bigger, richer beers brewed in March and stored in caves during the hot months of summer. In the fall, they were enjoyed at the Oktoberfest celebration.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (896) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2015
12oz bottle. Amber-Orange with little white head. Caramel malt aroma and a little honey. The taste is a little sweeter than most of the style, but it isn’t overpowering. Malt, honey, floral. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with a frothy off-white head. Aroma has cereal malt, earthy, herbal, orange candy, caramel, and a bit of oxidation. Taste is malty, bread, orange candy, slight chocolate, herbal, earthy, a bit vegetal. Low-medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pretty decent little beer, far from the best tho. Copper colored beer, no lacing, small head fades off, decent aroma, malty, strong. Taste is pretty good, reminds me of fruit and scotch alright.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Solid. A nice lager. Has a bit more kick than expected in this style, and wouldn’t mind a wee more malt flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loubar (154) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
This is an acceptable seasonal offering. The potentially crisp, caramel, toasty aspect of the flavor is blunted by a honey like sweetness that takes it in the wrong direction as far as I am concerned. Not bad. Just not to my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
A pretty nice rendition of the style. Aroma is malt driven, light bread and honey. The color and palate are light, but the flavor comes through a little more with a touch of extra richness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
24 oz sample on tap at The Burger Saloon in Woodland. Aroma has some sweet toffee and caramel. Lightly metallic, too. Transparent copper-Orange body with a small, cream-colored head. Starts with a moderately sweet, nutty, and husky maltiness. Light metallic twang in the middle . Finishes a little herbal, and slightly dry. Not shabby.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4220) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a nice orange color with an off white head. The aroma is very pleasant with dry, toasty bread and light Munich malt derived plum fruit. The flavor is the same. Dry and toasty with a decent dose of earthy bitterness. Very malty yet dry. Smooth full bodied with a snappy finish. Great Oktoberfest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4874) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
This is a really good Oktoberfest. Malty and grassy, yet with just the right amount of sweetness. A filling beer, but quite right for the season. A cloudy-ish orange color.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2831) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle from BevMo. Slightly hazy amber in color. Nose is malty. Somewhat sweet with a bit of a fruity characteristic. Strong and bready up front. A touch of lingering sweetness. Full bodied. Light hop finish.


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