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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   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)


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Love the simple label and the name. Plus this is a hell of a beer. Malty with a dab of sweetness. Then some orange and grain notes and a touch of hop bite. Really tremendous.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 29, 2012
Translucent ruddy bronze with a fluffy eggshell head that lasts. Fresh-baked cookie dough, pecan-like honey sweetness, and herbal tea leaves in the nose. Flavor is lightly sweet, showing hearty brown bread and toasted seeds. Medium body, active but smooth carb, and dries out with a mellow herbal/grassy hop bite in the finish. Very well balanced, and one of my favorite Oktoberfest brews.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 bottle.
lightly hazed copper.
toffee caramel cookie malt.
touches of honey, dried fruit and flower petals.
fluffy light carbonation.
snappy, crisp, dry.
whole grain crackers and seeds.
crisp, toasty, grain-forward.
minerallic and rustic malt.
perfectly executed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Shared tasting with Strykzone vis Facebook Chat.. Got this one at Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. It poured a clear amber with with good sized yellow tinged off-white head and quite decent lacing. Very attractive. The nose was malty with ripe fruit, and floral hops. Medium body and mouthfeel as smooth as you can make it. Like velvet. The flavor is more malt than hops, but the balance seems perfect. There is some spice in the finish. This is about as good as an Oktoberfest can get. This small brewer really know how to make world class lagers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Pale amber pour - creamy tight white head. Really fresh bready aroma and some nice fresh herbal hoppiness. Great bready flavour with a lightly dusty yeastiness. Creamy palate and a little bit of herbal flavour. Soft and well-balanced. Solid stuff. Looking forward to trying more of their lagers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Station in Portland, OR--McMinnville Marzen is a bright caramel/dark orange body with a small wispy white swirling head. This beer screams "autumn." Sweet, malty nose. Back bittering bite hits following a metallic copper front that tingles briefly. Nice beer. Authentic. RIngs in true Oktoberfest style with West Coast hop attitude.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured mildly clear amber/reddish with a nice forming, eggy, light beige head. Definitely one of the better American examples of the style. Often times I find Amercan Oktoberfest beers to be buttery, bready, and popcorn like. This one hit the spot. Clean with some green earthiness and biscuity malt tones. Finished short and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours copper, great clarity, soft off-white head. Rich malts up front, long warming caramel flavor, soft earthy hop finish. Fairly bitter for an oktoberfest, but all in all comes out very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6021) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2669) - 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.


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