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RATINGS: 549   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle...my first Left Hand sampling, this one is big malt with the bitterness you’d expect from an Oktoberfest. Breakfast-cereal-like aftertaste predominates. Average carbonation, nice color.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Not very good. I’ve grown to love this style this season, but this is one of the weakest of the bunch. Aroma is good..caramel and malt. Pour was as nice as any O/M. Light brown with a nice 1 finger white head. Taste was another story. A little too caramelly. There is a stickiness that overpowers the beer with the caramel and not much to balance it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Pours a beautiful copper color w/ a medium sized froth. Hangtime is good leaving a partial canopy and a thin ring of lace. Aromas of sweet malts w/ a slight herbal essence. Medium nectar w/ lazy residual effers. Flavors are malty sweet w/ a defined yet mild herbal character. Slightly brisk w/ caramel. The finish is bittered only mildly. Overall: after a full five point inspection I have to say this brew smells and tastes like sweet malted chipotle peppers. Different!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2007
The appearance is a nice medium/dark amber color. Very nice aroma. Nice malty smell to it. And the taste is very smooth and has great drinkability to it. Little malty, but good.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
redish amber color, tan head. weird aroma. not my favorate octoberfest. Not as strong as a expected.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Poured a deepr and cloudy amber / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and lightly spicy. Tastes of toasted malts and light caramel. Finishes thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pours a translucent deep amber with an average off white creamy/foamy head that left some lacing. Aroma of sweet grainy malts, some toffee, nuts, some toasted malts. Flavor of toasted malts, nuts, some toffee and a bit of earthiness.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2006
2006 bottle. Poured a med-dark amber. Slightly malty in flavor, toasted raisin bread. Had a creamy texture to it. Sliky and velvety mouthfeel followed by subtle carbonation. The aftertaste is where the hops showed up. Spicy finish. Not your traditonal oktfest beer but delicious in its own way.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a clear medium amber body with small cascading bubbles throughout leaving a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is caramel, nuts, plums, chocolate essence. Very malty and complex, this taste is wonderfully sweet upfront of caramel, pitted fruit, with a nice hoppy bitterness for balance that ends sweet coating the palate with a caramel sweetness. Great Oktoberfest Left Hand.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a deepr and cloudy amber / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and lightly spicy. Tastes of toasted malts and light caramel. Finishes thin.


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