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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional vienna style lager brewed for the Oktoberfest celebration, lightly filtered, deep golden brown, very malty and highly hopped, velvet smooth mouth feel with rich flavor.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2818) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Half liter bottle - nose is caramel and yard weeds. Alsmost crisp. Hoppier than I expect from the style. Something akin to pepper in the finish. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops and a delicate cereal crunch merge into a wooden finish in this cushy, friendly lager.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty amber shine.
-Nice cereal lengths make sure the finish is also balanced.
-Hop bitterness is minimal.
-The discreet fruitiness of oranges adds depth.
-This may not be the most memorable brew, but it is a nice go-to quencher.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2013
500 ml bottle shared. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a semi-hazy pale gold with a nice crop of white foam. In the aroma there is notes of grass, bread, maybe a little straw. The taste is nicely balanced with a leaning toward bitterness. For an oktoberfest, this would fall into the more traditional category. Not overly malty like a lot of the commercial examples. This one is pretty nice. Could drink this pretty regularly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (375) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2015 pours a rich amber gold with a medium off white head. Some lacing. Aroma is bread and malt. Taste is rich, slightly bitter but good. Finishes with the same taste lingering. Good beer!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap on the sidewalk into a plastic cup. Medium dark amber with medium off white head. Taste more malt than hop with hints of undefined fruit. Smooth with full body. Had following a Sam Adams oktober from a block down and it was absolutely gods nectar in comparison.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PintPiner (22) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Poured from a bottle with a thin ivory head, a pale orange-copper color with little lacing. Slight malty-alcohol aroma. Low carbonation, light body & mouthfeel. Not much flavor. I won't buy this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Amber with medium head. Dusty bready malt. Light woody hop. Bit thin on the palate. Toasted malt, biscuity, light caramel and a touch of woody bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
The beer itself is mild tasting but has a nice session flavor with the malt and mild hops. It's for the season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (156) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours a dark red. The aroma is pretty neutral. The taste is thin with a strong caramel malt aftertaste. I would say that they used a cheap base malt and then tried to doctor it up with the specialty malts. Very unoffensive, but needs a lot of work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 From WLVL. Ok third time trying to rate this. Beer buddy acting up. Good example of style. Full malty flavor. Refreshing. Serving: bottle


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