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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
typical octoberfest beer. Malty, easy drinking and good with bbq. nothing offensive about this one, but doesn’t have the malt depth of some others.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours hazy orange with a medium tan head. Nose is creamy malts and faint grassy hops, oregano. Nice, sweet nutty malt backbone quickly changes to an interesting spicy and yeasty middle, with grassy hops notes. Slight caramel/toffee aftertaste. Rather bitter for a Marzen. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Draught at Cap Ale House. Nice looking reddish orange amber color. Off white head. Aroma is malty, grainy. Caramel and toastd malt flavor with light spice character. Standard malty marzen with a slight grainy taste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5047) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Pours a rich, clear, dark honey-brown with a thin but somewhat persistent head. Aroma is strong, malty and spicy - I got hints of cloves and cinnamon - with a touch of hops. Flavor is rich, mouth-filling, mainly malty, with spicy undertones. Smooth and very pleasing, this is an excellent autumn beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2007
pours light amber with a thick white head...heavy aroma of bread and yeast...watery yeasty taste....thin aftertaste...not hugely impressed...just ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3403) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Digging this style right now. It really fits the cooling weather and mood’s I’ve been in lately. Mossy malty aroma. Clear amber color with little to no head. Slightly sweet with that candy sugar and caramel flavor. Slight hop bitterness. Thin but interesting enough for me to enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Draught Amber copper pour with a small head, great lacing. Light malty aroma with a thicker maltier flavor. Smooth and thick mouth feel. Pretty decent session brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Caramel-copper color. Smell of malt, hops, caramel and spice. Taste of toffee, malt, hops, bread, caramel and flowers. Metallic aftertaste at the end

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft sampled. Pours amber in color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted nuts, and light toffee. Flavor follows the aroma with a medium body and a clean and smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2007
bottle. immaculate, almost over-compensating head, it pours like an okt’fest; deep, true amber hue, crystal clear. aromas of yeasts and malts, like a true lager. there’s a little yeasty nutmeg and curry powder here, as well as a typical okt’fest; also, dark ripe fruits. taste is a bit airy, of unsweet toffee and slight nutty flavor as well. yeasts are here, as are mild malts. it tastes like a concoction of fall and, well...october. kudos, Left Hand!


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