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RATINGS: 572   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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
My bottle is the Left Hand label, Bottled on: 07 25 07. Clear orange amber with a small off white head, low retention. Sweet toasted malts and grain up front with some lightly tangy fruitiness--decent. Flavor adds some spicy earthiness and some wet paper oxidation with a semi dry finish. The fruitiness seems to become more rotten fruit like (a different kind of tang), but not ungodly horrible like it sounds. Low carbonation with a light to medium body. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arayaga2 (1811) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Clear coppery color with thin white head. Aroma is caramel with a slight farty sulfur note. Somewhat biscuity with a lingering alcohol and tannin aftertaste (perhaps) from the expired low alpha hops. $2/12oz

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Nice caramel color with heavy lacing and nice foam. The malty earthiness is well backed by the mild spice tones.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Caramelly malt aroma, smells very good! Pours a rich amber, i like my fest beers to be a little darker. Great munich malt flavor, caramelly, with spicy hops, actually has a noticable hop presence, typical of american versions of this beer, but it probably why i like the micro brewed versions better!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Not bad. Well balanced. And well crafted for the style. Personally I prefer a bit more roasty dryness. Good carbonation. Copper colored amber hue like the description says. Nice finish although a bit sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Appearance: Pours a deep copper body with a small, white head. Smell: Bready, caramel malt aroma with a touch of earthiness. There’s also something else lurking in the aroma, something elusive... Taste: Slightly sweet caramel malt flavor. Vague breadiness. Spicy hop presence adds crispness and a mild bitterness. And again there’s that odd, subtle aspect from the aroma which now creeps into the finish. It’s vaguely vegetal. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: Even excluding that odd quality in the aroma and taste, it would still be only average, at best.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Pour is a brown with a large white head. Aroma is very bready and spice like a nutmeg. Flavor is a bit off. Very watery with a bit of the spice coming through. Not a real good rep of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle has been updated with a pretty nice looking design. The beer is a great caramel looking color. The head looks okay, but definitely fades away fast. The beer has a decent aroma. I smell a slight buttery/malty smell. There is a slight hop aroma coming off of the beer. Thi s beer has a very malty aroma. It is coming through even more so as the beer warms up. The beer has an odd malty taste. The malts are decent, and have a caramel and butter taste. The hops are decent but they don’t make up a big part of the taste. This beer has a decent malt aroma and flavor, with a hint of hop aroma and hop bitterness. Decent brew. Somewhat smooth and creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/29/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear copper, whispy beige head, sweet carmel malt aroma with light earthy hops, nice sweet carmel malt flavor, well balanced with earthy hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4


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