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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Had a malty sweet and spicy aromas to it. Amber/orange body color with decent head. Flavor had a mild to medium spice bitterness that was balanced out with some sweet malt. Left a cherry tomatto aftertaste on the palate. Decent brew.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3666) - - OCT 3, 2006
clear amber. no head. light malt aroma. light toasted flavor. some fruity esters. malty, watery looking. little lacing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rajendra82 (934) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 The clear, amber colored body topped by a one finger thick head gave this pour into the mug a classic look. Smell was also authentic, which is to say quite malty with a touch of spice. Taste was a little too sweet and underattenuated to be a good fest bier. Oddly earthy hop bitterness kept lingering on, and felt out of place for the style. Was this only 6% ABV, as it became too much of a tedium to drink rapidly. Is this a bold interpretation of the style, or is it good intentions gone wrong? Hard to say for sure.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2006
12oz bottle-An aroma of malt on a light amber body with a beige head. Tastes of sweet malt. Almost too sweet. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Dark amber body with a small creamy white head. Sweet malty and roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty flavor, some roasted malt and nuttiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9057) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small disapating amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, toffee, brown sugar and a hint of nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, toasted malt,brown sugar and a hint of nuts wioth a smooth bittersweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Crisp, clean, malty without being over the top. No hop presence, little bitterness. Medium-full body...a pretty tasty O-fest.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2006
23.09.06 12oz bottle b-o dated 08/18/06. Nice enough to look at, the beer is a deep rusty orange about the same color as my favorite chair. The aromas are paltry with plummy hints, wet leaves, only slight earthiness. The palate is medium-light with agressive eff. Flavor is more of same from aroma. Mildly chewy, a bit peppery, and lingering earthiness. Seems raw, young, and some adjuncty flavors emerge with temp. This beer is all over NJ this year.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2006
12 oz. Bottle: Pours copper with an off-white head that is mostly lasting. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of caramel. Flavor is a sweet and smooth caramel that finishes with a mild bitterness. Easy drinking and very well done.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Clear copper body with thin white head that diminishes to next-to-nothing. Malty nose of grain and canned corn with slightly metallic aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet, but mostly vegetable like with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body with lively carbonation. Disappointing.


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