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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Clawhammer Oktoberfest is a lightly colored, but toasty, rich and full bodied Marzen style lager, brewed with traditional German malt and the finest noble hops. A spicy hop finish and aroma balance out the abundance of malt flavor. Clawhammer means pure high-country enjoyment!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2462) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle in trade from ROBORB. Thanks man. Pours an orange amber color with a light beige head. Smell is slightly dusty and earthy hops. Not malty in the way I would expect and almost is like its spiced or bretty and lightly funky. Taste is lightly hoppy with a biscuity dusty malt to it and some definite but light tartness and lager yeast flavor. Some lingering sweetness in the end. Medium to thin body and normal carbonation. A bit strange.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottles. One of the most boring beer styles out there and everybody and their brother feels like they need to brew one. It’s getting colder which already sucks and then you have to give us this shitty malty beer to make us feel better. This particular marzen aint bad by any means, it just happens to be the object for my rant on marzens. Sorry Highland.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (355) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2013
I love Highland brewery, but was highly disappointed in this lager. A transparent golden appearance with little ’oktoberfest’ aroma. Not my favorite seasonal!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2013
12 oz bottle for 2 bucks. Pours clear golden amber with a white head. Looks more like a lager than anything else. Smells a little malty, not much else. Taste is slightly crisp at first, almost grassy with a decent hoppy finish. Body is a little thin, not much carbonation either. Not particularly inspiring but I actually like this more than I thought I would. It’s at least better than Highland’s crappy IPAs.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (2724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a see through dark gold with a very nice tall, white head. The aroma has hints of peppers, grass, sourdough, and corn with a decent hop presence. The palate is medium with low carbonation. Clawhammer is pretty light with subtle hints at dough and leaves, though I suppose it’s peppery and spicy enough to hold my interest. It’s an easy quaff and very good for a style I don’t usually like. My only real complaint is the light corn flavors that become apparent towards the end of the glass.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle. Crisp and light tasting. Nice for the fall. Nice beer for a sat afternoon raking leaves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Draft at World Of Beer in Land O Lakes. Clear amber pour with a foamy white head. Roasted caramel malt aroma and flavor with some lingering spices. Decent but far from exciting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
From bottle. Pours amber in color with small head. Tons of sweetness. A little bread, hops and spice but way to much sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhp40219 (300) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that leaves a little lacing that slides back down into the beer. Aroma is a bit faint. Slightly spicy aroma of toasted caramel malts, brown sugar, cinammon, and a hint of citrus. Taste is a bit subdued and watery. Caramel malts up front with a hint of lemony hops and wheat bread. Palate is a bit light with texture that is a little thin and watery. Average carbonation and a dry finish of wheat bread. Overall enjoyable, but a bit too thin and lacking a bit in flavor. Would drink again though, but I there would have to be a complete lack of other choices available.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Its October, so I thought I might get my Oktoberfest tick on. This beer was not the place to start. Poured a too pale golden with barely-there white head. Scent was reminiscent of classic american light lager. Malty front end wasn’t very strong and hop bite was nearly non-existent. Meh. Draft - Taco Mac Lindbergh - Atlanta, GA


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