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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
5.3% alcohol by volume & 25 bitterness units.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pretty honey orange with virtually no head. Sweet aroma of pear, honey, toffee, caramel. Flavor bright with red apple, but sweet with caramel. Just a bit of bitterness on the back end, like apple skin. Body is nice and solid, verging on porter territory. Finishes clean with a little bit of that apple skin. I really, really like this, and I’m really surprised by the reaction here to it. Super affordable and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burleybrew (73) - - NOV 24, 2015
Gordon Biersch is one of the best German style breweries in America & the repackage here is an amazing deal. Great malty beer w/toasty overtones from the Munich malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Lots of paint thinner and rust in this. Pours amber with ok head. Finishes pretty astringent. Not a great package. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1811) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle - small foamy head, light copper color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild earthy hop balance, ok overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scarletfire65 (1187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is sweet brioche dough and brown sugar, taste is sweet, grainy, some maple, white pepper, bit of acidity. Metallic, harsh finish. Unrefined and pretty bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Has a nice, candy-caramel-malt aroma with just a little implied spice. Then the beer hits the skids, pretty much. Standard longneck, rather plain branding. Clear, light rusty color with a thin, ringing white head. Grainy astringency, dark syrups and sugars, spargewater. Tinny/tangy, moderately sweet, low bittering. Medium body. Meh. Trader Joe’s, Tallahassee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1597) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2015
JoesephsBrau Oktoberfest has a thick, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, fairly bubbly, copper appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet bread crust, and the flavor is the same, with sweet syrup and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and JosephsBrau Oktoberfest finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamesewelch (232) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2015
From 12 oz bottle, about $1.07 from Trader Joe’s, poured into 14 oz tulip glass

Aroma: bread, caramel, floral

Appearance: orange, clear, minimal head

Taste: light sweetness

Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: Something weird going on here. The aroma and appearance is good, but the taste/palate is quite off. A strange taste that I can’t put my finger on, but it tastes almost like a bandaid or something that’s not right. Has a somewhat strange lingering after taste as well that tastes nearly metallic (maybe?) or coppery (is that a taste?).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
markas101 (2085) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium amber. Thin head. Peppery caramel aroma. Metallic caramel flavor. Some spice, maybe clove. More lingering metallicness on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet malty toffee nose. The flavor is big toffee, caramel, but pretty dry. Not much there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (1109) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Deep orange, copper color. Medium sized foamy beige head. Caramel malt nose. flavor is tangy toasted malt with a slight metallic note. Some bready malt notes with grassy hops in midtaste. Lackluster tart chewy finish.

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