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RATINGS: 548   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006

Bottled August 2006, Sampled November 2006
Pours with a pretty, almost clear, amber red color and is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick, tan colored head. The aroma is definitely malt focused and can be described by a light caramel note, a fresh bready character and a noticeably biscuit-like flavor. There is a light, herbal hopiness to the aroma that lays in the background of the malt.

The flavor is sweet and malty up front. Notes of caramelized malt sugars are prominent and almost evoke a soft berry like fruitiness. This finishes with a nice balancing bitterness, which tends to morph into a light herbal character. This could definitely use more bready malt character though. It is quite drinkable as is though (and I will be happy to drink this again), but it is just not a stellar Oktoberfest.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-dark fruit secondary hops and finishes with a bite. OK carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (473) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Deep copper pour with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma, somewhat earthy. Rich malty flavor with honey and spices. Slight hop bitterness balanced out a nice American Oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruddy amber. Small rapidly vanishing tan head. Nose is malty and fruity with light spicy hops and orange notes. Taste brings a bit more orange out with light caramel, some bready malts, and light spicy notes. There’s some graininess as well. Body is medium with some chewiness and above average carbonation. Finishes with more malt, caramel, some bread, and fruits. Lingering spicy hops as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Poured a clear orange amber color with a thin off-white head. Sweet and fruity caramel malt with notes of oranges. Malty sweet flavor of caramel and grain. medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
OK ... I’m starting to think that this is what an Oktoberfest tastes like, and I don’t love it. Great clear copper pour with a moderate tan head that vanishes immediately, leaving no lace. Taste of caramel and spice (nice), malts (nice), and some strange fruity / vegetable aftertaste that I don’t care for at all. Smooth and round in the mouth, but almost dead feel ... very little carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8547) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle... Clear copper lager with a small, tight, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. Toasted nuts and caramel nose. Caramel-sweet flavor with decent hop crispness and bitterness to keep things nearly balanced. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet; bordering on crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Off white head. Clear amber body. Nose ,alts with a tracing of spices. Taste was toasted malts. End hoppy. Balanced. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1341) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
tap at tasting room. light amber pour with nice clarity. orange, burnt malts in the aroma. nice body. alochol and sugar present but not overwhelming. malts and hops are well balanced. very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Draught at Brewery: Armoa of honey, spice, and brown sugar. Deep amber color. Small, off-white head. No lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor was heavily sweet with hints of honey and spices. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Overall a good Oktoberfest.


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