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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Tap at Muddy Pig. Pint glass. Amber like color. There is not a lot going on in terms of aroma but it’s leaning into the Oktoberfest realm. Pretty bland. Taste is malty first with a hint of bitterness. Mild overall. Little to no body or finish. Sweetness is there but gives way to a forgettable finish. It’s hard to hit a home run in this style and we don’t have worry about this Left Hand effort meeting that expectation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (1915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
12oz bottle pours a dark clear amber/brown with a medium khaki head. Malt caramel aroma with some pencil shavings. Sweet caramel malt fading to notes of metal and veggies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gonzin (87) - ARGENTINA - SEP 12, 2015
Probada tirada en Hot Bird, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Oktoberfest color amarronada con leve espuma blanca. Intenso sabor a malta. Cuerpo medio. Muy disfrutable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3022) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2015
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy amber color with a sly transparency about it. A one finger white foamy head quickly dissipated leaving sliding stringy lacing. The smell had a sweet to decent caramel to nutty character. Light apple bread develops as it warmed, different but I liked it. The taste was sticky sweet through the previously mentioned flavors rolling into each other nicely. A sticky sweet caramel to bready aftertaste leads into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a gentle almost cloying texture. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing it to be almost cloying. Overall, I really liked the aroma and taste the best. I didn’t mind the stickiness but can see how others may find this to be a sticky mess. Still, I’d probably have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1351) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Reddish amber. Sweet nutty malty aroma.Caramalts. Taste is malty pepper some woody earthiness and citrus tang finish. On the malty side for Oktoberfest. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Draft. Clear copper to orange color, thin white head. Toasted malt and caramel, medium body with light finish b

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle from Keg N Bottle: Poured a medium auburn/amber hue and was topped with a small layer of foam which quickly retreated. Aroma smells sweet with caramelized malt and also has a hint of tea leaf as well. The beer is crisp and clean and has all the flavors that could be expected from an Oktoberfest recipe. Okay stuff and a lot better than some of the other American made festbiers. Very pleased to get a sixer of this and so fresh. Still though sommer is not the season for marzen oktober fest bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2015
12oz bottle. Rich reddish brown pour. Little lacing. Toasted malt aromas. Taste is more malt forward with lite toffee mild roast malts, followed by hop support. Making this on the mild honey sweet side. Its good, just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1872) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
12oz bottle shared. Poured more of a copper color with an off white head a nice lacing. The aroma is lots of malt somewhat sweet and mild hops overall typical marzen aroma. The flavor is very traditional but it has an edge to it on the bitter side. But it works very well. Overall this is quite tasty and I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Amber orange with small head. Medium body with toffee and light fruity sweetness. Light hops. Aboverage for style, but a bit more hops would make this exceptional.

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