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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Weak aromas of caramel malts. Dark shade of amber/copper. Light, crisp lager taste with some wood and caramel malt. Light bodied with a mild flavor of light hops. Overall, decent oktoberfest at best. Just simple and plain. I’d give it a C- rating.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10644) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours amber in color with a finger of white head. Nose is rather malty with a nice toasted malt note and plenty of bread. A touch of toffee sweetness, floral and spicy hops, and a light yeastiness. The flavor is really heavy on the bread. Lots of toffee and toast with a moderate sweetness. Some floral and earthy hops, a light spiciness, and some yeast. The flavor is a bit grainy on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thourne (4) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
Out of bottle, almost no head, less than 1/4". Smells amost like a Trappist beer, medium malt with bread and toffee notes. slight sour start and finishes smooth but quickly. I felt Samuel Adams Octoberfest tasted better

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (815) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
From a tap,brass shade in color,light white head,a great Oktoberfest beer.I would recommend trying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2563) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
17 Sept 2011, tap at the brewery. light amber, clear, steady bubbles. soft caramel malt, a little skunky and faint dusty hops. med body and a bit fizzy. soft caramel and oatmeal. okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Clear orange with a creamy white head. Barley malt vanilla and light citrus hops aroma and taste with a strong cereal grain finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingGerman (13) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
A dark golden marzen brewed first in 2010. Aromatic and tasting strongly of malt this beer needs a good breather before drinking deeply. There are a few sharp tastes in the beer that detract but overall it’s a nice high alcohol rendition of the German classic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2010
1 liter growler thanks to Tim, pours caramel with a medium tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, some toffee, very nutty with corn and grassy hops. Flavor is rich caramel malt, creamy grass and hay with a toffee and grass finish that lingers for a bit. The carbonation is spot on, highly drinkable with just enough going on to make it interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
I had this on tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands. This orangeish pour starts out with some nice malty sweetness and finishes crisply. It’s pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1142) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
On tap at Octoberfest release party. Poured a clear golden amber color with tiny white head. Aroma was biscuits and toasted bread. Taste was malty and bready. Very easy to drink. Pretty good for the style.


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