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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Clear copper pour with thinnest of tan on top. Aromas are malty toast and caramel. Flavor is more of the same. Simple, tasty, though slightly too carbonated. Great for the style - glad I got six. This is a winner.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (3491) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from Bert’s Deep copper color off white head. Big bready caramel maltiness. A bit too much caramel for the style. Earthy spicy hops to counter. Middle of the road American attempt at a classic German style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggiebob (598) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft. Copper color with quickly dissipating head. Mildly sweet flavor. An average Marzen nothing outstanding.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1346) - Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle into pint glass, clear copper-amber color with light tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, toast and faint earthiness. Taste adds light toffee, roast and faint bitter spiciness. Light-medium body,low-moderate carbonation, creamy yet crisp, with clean minimal roast finish. Overall a pretty solid Oktoberfest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Deep orange brown, hazy, with lace. Malty, caramel nose, bread. Lightly spicy hop flavor, raisin, caramel, oranges, bread. Decent stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (985) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (2075) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gonzin (140) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1462) - 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.


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