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RATINGS: 574   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

mgatesy's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Not a lot going on with this beer. Simple, but good flavor and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1003) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at home. "Best By 12/5/14", so maybe a month past its prime. Amber pour. Aroma has caramel malt with a bit of pear and dried cherry. Good carbonation gives a slightly prickly mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malt dominates, with some subtle fruit notes. Adequately hopped for the style, with faint spice and cinnamon on the finish. A great Octoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Biscuity, malty and a touch of spiciness from the hops. Not a great example of the style, but not terrible either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
It pours amber with an off white head. The head produces lacing as it dissipates. It has caramel and hay aroma. It has a sweet, caramel like taste. It has a tinge on the palate that is metallic like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (283) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2014
BBD 12/4/14. Clear amber pour with a beautiful dark ruby cast. Normal head and retention, excellent lacing. Light nose of biscuit with caramel hints over a faint pear like citric note. Almost medium body with a distinct creamy texture. Heavier than most Oktoberfests, which is a plus. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The wonderful flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of biscuit against a caramel backbone that effervesces into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is herbal in nature (with a bit of rind), gives the tongue a nice tart pucker, then releases into pear notes. The finish is clean and leaves you with a mild bitterness over a faint biscuit sweetness that is somewhat dry. One of best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2014
Tap. Apples, sweetness, but not too much, caramel, cherry. Bit weird. Alright but not exactly a knockout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1215) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap. Very plain. Transparent amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma and taste mostly just malt with vague hints of dark fruits.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (4549) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
This isn?t quite passable. Tastes like rust with some paint thinner. Pours orange without much head or lacing. Astringent finish. Not great. Bottle at scion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2379) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Notes of sulfur, bready malts, caramel. This is a great fest beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sawbuck (373) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Faint aroma of caramel, and roasted malt. Some mild notes of raisin. Crystal Clear orange amber color. White head fades quickly. Smokey sweet malt up front. Somewhat taste. Sweetness qucikly fades. Bitterness is medium and dull. Finishes mostly bitter..uneaven. Fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1074) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with white head that dissipated. Aroma is honey, malt, sulphur, esters. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a slight sulphur finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

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