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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Pours brilliant copper with a solid stand of off-white head. Aroma is fairly sweet with lightly toasted malts and some noble hops (especially on the pour) imparting some nice cherry and oaky notes. Flavor is mild and pleasant with a soft, clean lightly toasted maltiness. Moderately dry throughout, but moreso in the finish. Body is rather light, but the mouthfeel is smooth with medium light carbonation. This is a really easy drinker and pretty solid style-wise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Poured orangey amber, tan head. Taste is malty, caramel, sweet. Light bitterness. Typical for style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. Nice head. A little light for an oktoberfest. Aroma is mild moldy. Taste is deep, earthy and tastes like the hops were harvested too young and has a hint of mocha. Altogether, not a great showing from Left Hand.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled on 8/22/07. Poured clear medium orange with a grayish-beige head. The aroma picked up almost artificially-sweetened toasty caramel with herbal and dried leafy notes. The flavor had the same sweet caramel base with an almost sour herbal and medicinal bitterness surrounding the tongue.. otherwise sweet and pleasant enough. Light-medium bodied.. sour at a couple points, almost syrupy at others.. overall a decent flow and feel. Not a good Marzen, but not bad either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (710) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Typical Oktoberfest pour...pleasant but unremarkable. Very sweet malty aroma. Good flavor...obvious malts, though sweeter than most. A bit high on carbonation, but not excessive...a good Marzen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 27, 2007
In the 12 oz bottle from Beertopia and on tap at Crescent Moon. I wanted to do a head to head comparison of this beer vom fass and in the bottle. The aroma is really quite amazing in its level of sweetness. Smells just like toasted marshmellows and a bit like bubblegum. This is a sweet beer. The smooth and silky mellowness really comes out in the tap version, but it is quite sweet and smooth from the bottle as well. This has the perfect appearance of a festbier. Dark amber acorn color with a thick beige head. Surprisingly good beer for an abused style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Not bad, but these oktoberfests’ are starting to run together. Same clear orange as the rest with a little creamier head. Light malty body and nose.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a orange/amber color with a pillow-like white head. Aroma of biscuits and other light malts. Taste is similar, with relatively high carbonation. Smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Usually I am pretty picky with this style, but this was a good one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Nice golden amber pour with a sustained three-fingered head. It has an aroma of sweet toasty malts with a subtle trace of earthy bitterness. The flavor is much the same althouth the earthy/floral hops increase somewhat as the drink progresses. Decent enough.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
A nice example of an Oktoberfest beer. Nice mouthfeel, good malty flavor, good after taste.


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