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RATINGS: 570   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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9877) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark amber appearance with an off white head. Toasty caramel malty, slightly nutty, toffee, lightly grassy-floral hoppy nose. Grassy, caramel, toffee malty lager flavor with some floral notes. A little too sweet and unbalanced for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle... Clear copper lager with a small, tight, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. Toasted nuts and caramel nose. Caramel-sweet flavor with decent hop crispness and bitterness to keep things nearly balanced. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet; bordering on crisp.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
this just isnt a good beer. Amber pour. Metallic and malty aroma. Flavor is full of a weird tart metallic component that totally made me drain pour it. Nasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2009 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Malt aroma. Bronze coloured and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Crisp and dry full malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Big floral aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured a little rich on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a deepr and cloudy amber / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and lightly spicy. Tastes of toasted malts and light caramel. Finishes thin.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
Thanks to pilsnerpeter for sharing. Deep amber-coloured beer with a thin white head. Aroma is fairly toasty with a lightly burnt malt character. Brown sugar and toasty aroma. Flavour matches the aroma nicely. Malty and caramelly with a touch of spiciness. Lightly grainy sweetness. Fairly clean.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Dark copper color with a medium thin beige head. Minimal lacing. There is a fair amount of sweet malt and caramel in the aroma. Medium bodied and it has a crisp side too. Sweet malt flavor dominates yet there is a faint sourness and bitterness every once in awhile. Kind of a Jekyll & Hyde thing. The finish is clean and sweet. Overall this is an average Marzen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2003
A pretty regular oktoberfest, good nose and flavor that reminds you of wheat, pumpkin, corn and other earthy substances. Fits the style nicely.


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