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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This smooth brew ushers in Autumn with an invitingly tawny color complemented by an assertive maltiness. A noble crispness from German and Czech hops completes this very traditional lager-style beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3538) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
On tap at Lancaster Brewing. Arrived at our table a clear red with a thin white ring for a head. Pleasant malty aroma. Flavor was again malt with some light hops bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle purchased @ Beer Heaven. Color is nearly clear amber without much head or retention. Nose is sweet caramel and has a grainy element. Taste has sweet caramel grains with an Earthy, dank hop. Has a bit of nuttiness. Mouthfeel / texture are a bit syrupy. Medium body for the style with soft carbonation. Overall, if you like this style sweet, here is a decent one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Cask at Capital Ale House. Medium to darm amber, lovely tan head with just a sheet of lace. Slightly bitter dirt aroma. Caramel malt, oddly bitter earthen finish, very light floral note as well. Ultimately couldn’t get into the sort of gritty dirt hop flavor this seemed to possess. Interesting htough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear amber color with a slight off-white head. The nose has hints of toast, caramel, and apple. The flavor is light, slightly fruity and has toasted malt notes. There is a lingering bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied. Serviceable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
12oz bottle from Wegman’s in State College, PA. Man, they have some shit going down there right now. Anyways...this pours a crystal clear, copper-gold colored body with a finger-width, fairly dense and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bready with a moderate caramel sweetness and a touch of toast, earthy hops, and fruit. Flavor is similar. Somewhat fruity with a light, bready caramel sweetness up front before some toast comes in. Finishes with a light earth and toast that dries with a touch of caramel sweetness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Oktoberfest. Somewhat sweet and bready with a light toast and earth. Nothing special, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (3021) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Dark orange-amber body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Sweet caramel and bready malts. Faint florals and generic fruitiness. Medium to full bodied, mellow carbonation, sweet, rounded finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2009
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
KSBF07. Pour was amber in color, weak head. Aroma was woodsy (I got on a woodsy kick at this fest?), toasted caramel. The flavor was toasted caramel, light nuts, woodsy, and a weird spicey hoppy almost burnt type blended aftertaste, odd. Not a great example of the style.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Blah. A subpar Oktoberfest. I call it that because I live in PA and have a bias. Aroma was nil. Pour was a too light gold with a thin white ring for a head. Taste was like a vienna except not much malt. Not much anything for that matter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Ruby copper color. Aroma of grapefruit and some hops. Taste is citrus, grapefruit and some hops. Crisp, refreshing. Nice beer.


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