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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our Octoberfest is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and honor today’s legends. We use locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops. OG 14.5 Plato
August release.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
On tap at The Ale House.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a short white head.
Aroma: Malty with toffee and caramel. Not cloying, but sweet.
Taste: Clean intro into a malty toffee finish. Very nice and malty.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great Oktoberfest. Malty and clean, highly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (241) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap at brewery: Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and sweet malt. Taste is a bit of sweetness, but is pretty mild. Definitely grainy, some caramel, doesn’t quite taste like a marzen. Thin body, it’s okay. Note: had this later in a bottle and it definitely tasted different. It had a metallic flavor, which made is significantly worse. On tap it’s alright.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1066) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
I love Jack’s Abby, but a marzen is one of my least favorite styles. However, this one was palatable and for that I give them credit. The caramel malts were very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a clear orangish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount sweet grains and bread with a hint of toffee. Flavor starts with bread and grows in sweetness with sweet grains and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Gold pour at GABF with a white head. Crisp and clean as all JA beers seem to be. The malt flavors are highlighted by a perfectly hopped beer. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Light orange-copper hue, with nice foamy head. Very lightly sweet caramel like malts, with an almost buttery finish. Very smooth and drinkable. Clean and delicious. Yeah, this is the best American Marzen/Oktoberfest I’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (247) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours an unimpressive yellow, but with a nice big pillowy head on top. Bland aroma of ’beer’ even once the head has died down. Maybe some bready notes in there. Fairly sweet balanced by spicy herbal hops. Smaller notes of alcohol and smoke. Slightly herbal, refreshing yet bitter finish. They absolutely nailed the mouthfeel and stuck a perfect balance between thick and thin, fizzy and flat. This is a solid lager, had it from a pint bottle poured into a mug.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From 10/24 notes. 500ml bottle pours clear bright orange with small head. Nose is subtle, dried fruits, spice, dough. Mouthfeel is malty and rich with medium carbonation. Taste is doughy, subtle spices, cinnamon, dried fruits. Finish is bready spices, medium bitterness with some malty sweet notes. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Grainy malt and grassy aroma. Deep honey gold with a large ivory head. Grainy malt and astringent bitter herbal flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light toasted and sweet malts, hints of bread. Clean and drinkable.


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