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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canary dog (665) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4461) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pours deep gold into a Stein. Micro head with excellent retention pancakes and recedes leaving trailing lace. Bread, roasted caramel and toast aromas. Smooth with upfront caramel and nuts turning dry in the lasting bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hampale (41) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bright orange color - long lasting white head. Tastes of cinnamon and floral notes. Medium body and carbonation. Like other Jack’s Abby products, brewed with a lager yeast that makes it a more authentic Octoberfest than those brewed by some other craft brewers. I’ll be purchasing this one again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2013
The beer pours a fiery caramel color, moving between amber and red tones. It pours with a lovely head of medium sized, lightly yellowed, slightly rocky bubbles that sit at a half finger’s width and slowly fizzle away. The head leaves a negligible lacing on the sides of the glass. In body the beer is lager-clean but darker, with a lazy stream of bubbles working to the top of the beer, and no particles present (just as there shouldn’t be in this style). On the nose, the beer smells spicy with a beautiful caramel malt blanket on the back of the smell. The caramel is layered and sweet, gracing the nose with just a touch of maple syrup and biscuit notes, and the hops are properly noble with a strong spice character, alongside fresh cut grass notes. The malt is the bigger player in the nose, however. On the tongue, the beer tastes mellow, with light bitters and sweetness which give way to a nice dry finish and only the slightest hint of acidity. In flavor, the beer tastes remarkably similar to several ESB’s I’ve had. The flavor begins as sweet caramel malt with a touch of apple juice, this moves into sweet bread, and then quickly to stale bread, and then bitter, herbal hops with just a touch of residual sweetness from the malt. Toffee notes also dance across the middle of the palate. The finish is dry, but is a nice blend of the malt and hops. In the mouth the beer feels medium in body, with a light, syrupy mouthfeel and softer carbonation that gives a quick bite and then caresses the tongue with velvet. The mouth is left dry except for a very faint trail of saliva, though it is by no means bone-dry. Overall this is a great beer to drink a lot of, it’s not too sweet, it’s not too bitter, and sits on the palate nicely with enough flavor to make you want another sip, but not enough to fill you up, etc… This is a good drinking beer, and would work very well in an Oktoberfest environment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9226) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with no head. Nose is caramel, toffee, mineral water and light grassy hops. Taste is loads of toffee malts and a coppery mineral water finish. Smooth and packed with a ton of flavor while still being crisp. Great fall weather beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11355) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1478) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (436) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Probably the most interesting of this style i have had, has a summer/lemon/citrus flavor going on, you can taste the malt that gives it that octoberfest flavor but the citrus twist makes it interesting...well done

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Was expecting a darker pour for an Oktoberfest but this was more of a "Copper Legend" color, big thick off white head Lower hop and more malt tatses, smooth, medium body. Good tasting.


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