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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Deep amber body with a beige head. Aroma is heavily malty, lots of graininess. Flavour is mostly simple after a really nice aroma. Starts out sweet and thin, develops very mild toasty notes and finishes with a little bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2007
12 oz. bottle pours an orange/amber with a yellowish tan head of medium duration but little lace. Fresh toasty grain aroma and no discernible hop fragrances. Medium body and carbonation, nicely rich and smooth without any sugary stickiness. Good flavor balance for the style, leaning toward sweet, and light bitterness coming on late. Overall, pretty decent and true to the traditional style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Aroma is a light dry malt scent. Color is a bright golden brown with very good carbonation and a nice head. Taste is a carmel malt favor with light bitterness. Starting with medium body it goes down with a crisp yet smooth feel. Finish is a sweet carmel malt flavor backed by a faint hop flavor and mild bitterness that leads into a dry after taste. Its a light and refreshing Oktoberfest .

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2007
This might not be terrible on its own, but side by side with real German marzens, it is terrible and nearly undrinkable. Metal and grass in the aroma, and more of the same in the flavor. Orange with a tall white head, making the appearance its best quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Very fresh aroma, which is to be expected since it just came out and Colorado is close by. Not much malt in the nose though. Beautiful copper color with a light brown head. Typical head retention for an Oktoberfest, however excellent lacing. More sucrose than maltose taste, not much else. Chewy and full-bodied.

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