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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1917) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2013
bottle into glass, murky brown pour with hardely any head, pretty giid stuff, malty and slight bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a dark amber with no head. Pleasant sweet baked aroma and taste is heavy with caramel and sugar. Pleasant hop finish at very end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2316) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a deep orange color. Notes of wet grains, earth, brown sugar, oranges, and baked bread. Weak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
samsmith33 (398) - - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 aroma is Grains,sugar. light copper color, clear. no head. Taste is caramel. brown sugar, grains. little carbonation. ok. Original 11/30/13 ....04/17/14_Upping ratings. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. 2.6 to 3.2.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisSc (223) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
12oz bottle into tulip glass. Minneapolis. Appearance: Copper in color. Transparent. Small white head quickly reduces to nothing. Aroma: sweet malts Taste: Mild sweetness turns into mild bitterness. Not overwhelmingly strong in any attribute. Palate: Light body with a thin texture. flat carbonation. Short finish. Overall: An average marzen. Not very memorable. Not exceptional in any category. Fairly weak flavor, even for the style. Still, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
8/5/2010. From bottle. Copper color with a white head. Sweet caramel aromas with light malt and fruit. Lightly hopped with caramel and spicy flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (665) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Sweet, bread/bread crust, caramel character. Good malt balance. Secondary spicy noble hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frecklest00 (7) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
Very yummy Oktoberfest. I'll definitely go buy a 6 pack. Smooth and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (371) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pours a copper color, aroma malty sweetness and biscuity scent, finishing refreshingly true-to-style for a Marzen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (949) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nearly clear deep copper with a one finger white head. Head retention and lacing are pretty poor but it is not awful. Aroma is heavy on caramel, toffee, and candy. Some fruity yeast esters sneak through and some dark bready malt. Nice. Lots of toffee and caramel in the taste. More hard candy and yeasty fruit. Grassy/floral hops burst through leading to a moderate bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is moderately dry with a slightly sticky finish. Overall, a really nice Oktoberfest. It is definitely "American" in terms of strength and hoppyness but it pulls it off well. A good beer.


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