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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bright, light cherry gold. Clear. Rich red ale flavors, thought this was an alt or something, but hard to place as a marzen. Sweet, but not too sweet, apricot flavors. Light body, creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable. On tap, Liberty Taproom, Columbia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4528) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light sweetness and a touch of spice, malts, some grains. Flavor was nice light grain notes, malts. Clean drinking.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Momo’s Pizza - 12 oz bottle. Medium orange pour, light off-white head. Earthy aroma, hint of sweet caramel and ripening vegetables. Flavor has some ripening vegetable essence, some nutty notes, some caramel in the back end. Thick enough mouthfeel. Decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber/bronze with a white head. Smells like a typical mrzen style beer. Taste is light for the style, kind of malty. Very nice brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bright orange pour, white head. Some malt, grass aroma. Light malt, very light caramel, pretty standard. Slight hop presence, clean finishing. A little boring, but also typical of the style in my opinion. Not a bad one though at all from Highland, which is the best large micro in NC.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2008
A nice brew. pours out an orange color with a smaller head. aroma was your typical marzen. flavor was also your typical but had a nice clean finish

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
A little brighter looking than other o fest beers. This is just another super sweet oktoberfest lager with a bit of apple juice and a very slight hop bite at the end. Solid but not my thing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
On tap in a shaker at Bouchon in Asheville, this beer poured a coppery orange with a small head and a bit of lacing all the way down the glass. This is one of the nicer American Oktoberfests out there, with a very light (though not too thin) body, smooth lager-y texture, and just enough malt sweetness to give you a hint of flavor. The hops are ghostly - you would hardly know they are there - but that’s true to the style.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
12oz bottle via trade. Pours a nice clear copper color with a one-finger white head that fades to a film before too long. The aroma is pretty nice, with sweet caramel, toast, and bready notes. The flavor is a little on the sweet side but still fairly well-done. Munich malt is big here, lending caramel and slight toasty notes. Medium-bodied and slightly sticky on the mouthfeel, though it finishes dry. On the softer side with carbonation. Pretty good American oktoberfest - above average for the style for sure.


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