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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Amber color, quite nice beige head. Burnt sugar in aroma, bready and with caramel notes. Chocolate flavor, roasted, some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
Bottled (LOT 16/07/08). Thanks oh6gdx. Deep clear amber color, small off-white head. Typical a bit caramelly, rye bready Märzen aroma. Quite caramelly malty, some bready and toasted notes. Suprisingly quite Vienna-like (and dunkler bock) flavor instead of Märzen. Sweetness covers alcohol, feels much less than 6 %. Less hops than in many American oktoberfestbiers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2008
Golden-brown and bright. Toasty, lightly caramelly with hints of chocolate. Smooth caramelly and slightly earthy palate. Decent, if a little sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Draught at Left Hand Brewery. Clear amber - white head. Sweetness, caramel, red berries, amber malts, straw, hay, smooth body, ryebread. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13260) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 (10/25/06) Crystal clear copper body with small but creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, cookie, some floral, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, some caramel, medicinal. Light-medium body, some acidity. Better than the first time I tried it, but that’s not saying much. (6/3/4/3/9)

(11/16/02) Cloudy rusty copper body with a small tan head. Aroma is moderately caramel, as well as some toastiness. Taste begins sweet, but finishes intensely lemon sour. Not pleasant, though I wonder if it was mishandled, ’cause my description bears little resemblance to anyone else’s. (5/2/3/1/6)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Draught at Left Hand. Pours mahagony with a spotty, edgy tan head and lined lacing. Caramel sour malt (hay, straw) and yeast (sweat) aroma. Caramel malt bitter hop flavor with an acidic malty finish. Medium bodied and clean refreshing palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse bottled 08.27.08. Red color with a thin head that disappears almost immediately. Boring and faint grainy aroma with some subtle caramel notes. Very grainy taste with a nutty and leafy vibe going on. Some caramel and fruit notes as well. Medium bodied. Overall and very underwhelming oktoberfest.

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