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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Ancient timelines talk of dark days, plagued by hardships and Kingdom demands. When hope was all but lost, a legend emerged. A plumber. With copper pipes and an uncanny wit, he battled fierce foes and saw to the brewery’s opening. 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. 14.5°P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2452) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s. Caramel sweetness lightly toasted with grass hops and clean finish. Caramel but not sticky. Dry and medium light and fairly high carbo for style. All comes together nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gdierksen (16) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Fluted beer glass at restaurant. Golden yellow with the slightest ting of red. Thin white head. Aroma is honey biscuit aroma. Tasty is sweet, uncomplicated and malty. Medium thin body. Overall not a great Oktoberfest in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Tap at the source. It pours clear copper with a decent white head. The nose is soft, fresh, lagery malt, toasty grass, straw and bread. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, straw, grassy, light spice and bread with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and well - rounded. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1577) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Poured into a dimpeled mug. Pours golden copper color with a white head. Aroma is grainy malt and herbal floral hoppiness. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with some graininess, biscuit malt, citrus, and a floral hoppiness. Solid Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2015
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a semi-golden bronzed copper color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute’s worth of white foamy lacing. The smell started off with a slight roasty nutty to caramel maltiness over a slight herbal/eh, maybe somewhat earthiness to it. The taste was mainly the same with a moderate earthy bitterness to balance. There’s a quick dry aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable feel about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. There’s a fairly sticky smoothness about this one, good, nothing bad. Overall, for the most part, its a good Oktoberfest. I’d have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4968) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Sunset Grill, Boston tap: pours light amber with a white head. Aroma is light caramel with some toffee. Taste is sweet and not very hoppy. Well balanced. Nice finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Fresh bottle drunk 8/31/15.
Clear, light pumpkin pulp-colored body has a good dose of carbonation creating an off-white head that is medium-sized and showing moderate retention.
Spicy hops in the nose have just a touch of soapiness to them, but are otherwise balanced by honey and caramel malt flavors. Some light floral notes add levity and there’s a touch more soaked grain/biscuit character. No alcohol and no flaws, though.
Simple, honey-flavored malt notes up front slowly transition in to a slightly maltier caramel. Moderately bitter hop character is herbal (very dry, nearly astringent) and with some perfume-like floral notes. Quite carbonated and with a watery texture with minimal malt lingering; almost a sticky orange-laden caramel. Like the berliner, it’s fine but just dosen’t seem all that oktoberfest-like/berliner-like. Missing a richer malt flavor. Not suggesting the beer needs to be sweet, and overly chewy/malty, but just seems to be missing a little something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (818) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Copper/orange with thin white head. Lemon, grains, southern German bier aroma (I.e., noble Bavarian or bohemian hops). Malty grassy with same hop character as aroma. Excellent for a festbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
This beer has a very fine name. It sounds to be quite dignified and I would like the good people at Jack’s Abby to give their beer-namer a good raise and possibly health benefits if they are communist like that. This is a slightly hazed orange w/ a small head of fine white bubbles. This is a solid amber lager w/ lots of tasty, bready malt character, just a touch of caramel sweetness and a nice floral note from the hops. Above all things, it is not all kinds of godforsaken sweet like a lot of Oktoberfests but is still quite malty and flavorful. This is not done often enough. This is a full bodied brew w/ a crisp finish w/ some lingering Munich malt character and firm bitterness to blance. This is a very nice beer. I got it past its prime for sure but it’s still tasting really good. This is a definite must for fans of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2785) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
This did not do much for me, but I think mainly because it just was not that fresh. I’m going with - standard Okt. Will rate as such.

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