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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Hoptoberfest is a medium bodied, reddish-golden, classic Oktoberfest brew with a mild hoppy finish. Hoptoberfest Seasonal Brew is a lager style beer that was brewed with a blend of four types of barley, filtered water and hops. Hoptoberfest is available during the fall to commemorate the German Oktoberfest celebration.


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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Not even close to a real Oktoborfest brew! Too much carbonation, too little taste, & the color was so-so.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft Flight 1/22/09 (Tampa)-Pours a clear amber with a decent head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is nothing to write home about.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2011
On tap in Matthews nc, nah, there’s an off flavor in there. Soapy oak? Nah fuck this

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2629) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Oh, I didn’t realize this was a chain. Was trying to search out NC brews and kept getting derailed at the Charlotte O-fest. Oh well, here comes this tick anyway. Nutti and chewy aroma followed by a grassy and slighly pine bitter hop finish. A little hopy for an O-fest beer but I’m never going to complain about a couple of extra IBUs in my drink.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ratman197 (10088) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
On tap at Hops Golden Colorado poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medsium bodied and smooth with a chalky finish. Flavors of carmel, straw and light earthiness with a smooth chalky finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8706) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Growler from the Richmond/Midlothian, VA location. The chalkboard at the brewpub said "Winter Amber (Marzen)." The tap handle said winter amber. It’s definitely a marzen. Pours a reddish chestnut color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Taste is carmel, nutty grain notes, leafy hops and maybe just a hint of butter. Taste is toasted malts, nutty toffee notes with grassy, bitter hops. Light cinnamon in the finish. Medium bodied. Maybe a bit too much on the bitter side, but still very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soicanbreathe (13) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Depending on your individual brewmaster this beer differs from location to location, my experience has been that this beer is very decent, malty, hints of carmelly sweetness, paired with a good amount of hoppyness

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Poured a light copper color, with a full head. Sweet typical Oktoberfest style. Refreshing and a easily drinkable beer. At 4.5% wouldn’t mind it as a session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2288) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
has a lot going for it considering that a little too much and slightly cloying sweetness screws the whole thing up. as you can see nice aroma and everything else speaks to a 3.3+ rating. pretty authentic but the sweetness seems a bit off which of course is suicide when offered up to us as a marzen. slightly tweaked this beer can do much better.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
From tap at hops : Light clear color with small white head. Very light. Fruity flavor and ending. Not very hoppy or octoberfesty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Draft at Sanford, FL. Poured a clear copper color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met and the beer went well with the Bratwurst Platter.


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