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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Bottle at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Malty aroma, mild orange citrus. Light sweet flavor, moderate sweetness, bready malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Bready malt finish, mild yeast, faint toasted sugars. Very tasty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
50cl bottle. Clear light amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, bread/caramel, light lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some lager yeast, spicy, caramel, light earthy/orange. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12245) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10848) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours an orange appearance with a cream colored head. Bready, corn, toasted malty, grassy/herbal aroma. Slightly sweet, toasted malty, a touch burnt, caramel, hay, lightly fruity flavor. Hope to try again but this one was kind of disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle late night after the VIP session at Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival. Pours a clear amber gold with a thin white head. Grain, lager yeast, more grain. Medium bodied, sweet grainy toast. Bitterness comes early, earthy long grain. Bitterness and toast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Full amber malt nose, some caramel, earthy. Sweet, rich amber malt flavor, old school Oktoberfest beer. Caramel, grains, biscuits. A good example of a traditional Maerzen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light toasted and sweet malts, hints of bread. Clean and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. bready and lightly toasted hay-ish malts, nice peppery caramel leaking through with its hint of maple-like-non-artificial sweetness, very fruity-lager-like, tasty and spicy - cakey and quite dry (!), bitter herbs and grass, earthy leafiness. bright to average carbonation, light body - oily but not heavy, very nice crisp herbal-grassy-peppery finish. much enjoyed!


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