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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
This beer is available each autumn in celebration of the great Bavarian festival season. Brewed in late spring and cellared throughout the summer, our Oktoberfest is produced through traditional methods as it has been for centuries in Germany, This copper-hued lager owes its rich malt flavor to a generous combination of select Vienna and Munich malts. Cool, open-fermentation develops a subtle elegance and drinkability suited to any festive occasion.
2000 to 2009 vintages - 6% abv
2010 vintage - 6.6% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (4026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2016
This is a pretty decent American Oktoberfest. It’s a bit on the sweet side, strong and heavy, but does have a pretty nice toasty/raisiny malt quality to it--even verging on a bit roasty. It’s quite bitter in the finish and slightly metallic but not so much it really ruins your day. Dry this out, tame the ABV a bit, fix the slight flaws and you got yourself a really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6276) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2016
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Nutty flavors, caramel flavors. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlihcsnatas (629) - Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Amber brew with small fast fading head. Smell and taste is dominated by caramelized malts but it is not overly sweet as I first thought it was going to be. Really good brew that I am enjoying today and will buy this one again next year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (785) - USA - OCT 10, 2016
Clear copper. Nice nose Medium body, flavorful. Dry, moderarly bitter. Hoppy. Typical. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2184) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours deep amber, clear, with a small off-white head. Aroma of autumn leaves, caramel, fruit. Taste is bitter leaves, caramel malt, copper, light fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arn8897 (329) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Aromas of malt. Taste the same with a little hop finish medium carbonation. Little lacing in the glass. Light to medium mouth feel. A little off putting aftertaste. Not really digging this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2343) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2016
12oz bottle from CBC. Pours mahogany with just a few off white bubbles. Aroma is caramel, brown bread, mild banana. Very low carbonation, nearly flat. Flavor is caramel, toffee, fruity esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Amber-copper colored with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of sawdust and spicy rye bread. The taste conjures up images of spruce and rye. The palate is medium and appropriate for the style. Finished long and dry and a tiny bit astringent. Overall: I could drink this all day long its an immediate favorite. Decent brewski.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2616) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle from Meditrina. Crystal clear light amber with lasting head and a little lace. Toasted caramel minerally earthy aroma. Toasted caramel sweetness with some toasted nuts grass bread. Mild minerally earthy finish with just a touch too much residual sweetness for my taste, possibly due to higher alcohol than it needs to be. Medium slick body. Pretty excellent/very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3124) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Smudged best by date but it looks like sometime in November 2016. Handsome medium amber pour under a quick lasting off-white head. Big sweet and malty presence in the aroma with a low to no hop profile. Sort of tobacco ester too. The body is around medium. The taste is malty and sweet with a slight burnt note and a mild bitter finale.

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