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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Our version of an Oktoberfest-style beer. We named this beer for Rick’s late brother Bob; the person who sparked his interest in brewing lager beers in general and Oktoberfest beers in particular. Bright amber color. Rich, malty, and smooth, with a just touch of clean hop bitterness. If you can’t make it to Munich this fall, this beer is the next best thing. Bobtoberfest is released in September. (1.015 BG, 5.40%, 22 IBU, 9 SRM)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3311) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle, bottled on 09/25/2014. Pours clear deep orange, medium creamy off-white head, dissipates fairly quickly leaving nice residual and nice lacing. Aroma is light grain, bready malts, a bit of caramel. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, malty and a bit grassy, some floral tea, a bit of acidity. Medium body, high carbonation. Solid representation of a style that is generally not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
The beer is bright amber. A warm, inviting glass. Fairly cloudy and glowy in the light. Medium head of off-white foam. Decent retention and lacing. The aroma is fruit malt on top of a solid caramel base. Mild grapes, raisins, honey, light herbal note. Mildly sweet with mild hop bitterness. Very clean and clearly well made. Easy to drink. Light, creamy mouthfeel. Another really nice beer from Heater Allen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2014
From bottle. Pours an almost clear golden honey color with a big pillowy off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral and caramel and light fruits. Taste is noticeably hoppy, slight bitterness, some malty sweetness and nice caramel and light fruit flavors. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Very nice. I drank this back-to-back with the Ayinger Oktoberfest; the Heater Allen is hoppier than the Ayinger, and not as sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
22 oz. bomber from Star Grocery. It pours a nice clear deep golden color with a huge pillowy white head. The aroma is herbal tea with some honey, lemon, intense florals and background notes of sweet and toasty malt. The flavor is more of the same hop forward lemon tea, florals and a great velvety malt quality that ties it all together. Smooth on the palate and very quaffable. A very interesting and tasty Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. A; Clear copper color with a gigantic foamy off-white head. Some lacing. N: Toffee, a touch of burnt brown sugar, corn, biscuit, and graininess. Hint of clove, peppercorn, and earth. T: A hint of smokiness. Good sweetness and just the touch of hops. M: Prickly carbonation. Light body. No trace of alcohol. O: Doesn’t reach the high water mark of Ayinger, but that’s a tall task. This is a very different beer, too. It’s far more smokey than other Oktoberfests I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On draught at BeerMongers for the last day of their fifth anniversary. Hazy golden color. Aroma is caramel biscuit. Taste is also biscuit, with grass and citrus notes amongst the sweet caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange with a frothy white head and decent lacing. Big bready, husky, somewhat earthy, grassy, light banana, straw, and cereal aroma. Taste is super clean, cereal, toasted grain, straw, grainy, honey, and floral. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice clean Marzen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear dark copper color with a large white head. Sweet crisp malty nose. Caramel and biscuit, crisp fruity hops. Fruity berries and toffee. Very good. Super smooth. Clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a mostly clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is very authentically German, with toasted caramel malt and crackers. Flavour is very malty, with toasted caramel malts, lager yeast and syrup. Very rich and full-bodied, surprisingly so for a 5% lager. Really great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a medium white head that fades. Aromas are bready, grainy, toasty, medium floral hop, grassy, freshly baked biscuits. Clean fermentation characteristics. Flavors are bready, toasty, pils like malt character. Light, but balanced bitterness. Very clean, malty and well rounded. A bit low/lacking carbonation, medium bodied, crisp.

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