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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2008
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to delft! BB 150709. On September 19, 2008. Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet caramelly scent, a bit sugary. Sweet, malty, fruity, sugary taste. Smooth mouthfeel, lot to medium bitterness. A bit perfumy

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7243) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled on 8/22/07. Poured clear medium orange with a grayish-beige head. The aroma picked up almost artificially-sweetened toasty caramel with herbal and dried leafy notes. The flavor had the same sweet caramel base with an almost sour herbal and medicinal bitterness surrounding the tongue.. otherwise sweet and pleasant enough. Light-medium bodied.. sour at a couple points, almost syrupy at others.. overall a decent flow and feel. Not a good Marzen, but not bad either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt with hint of hay. Clear copper color with small head. Sweet butter/caramel malt flavor with mild bitter straw. Medium body - not great, not horrible.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear orange with a medium to large creamy off white head. Bread, grain, malt, earthy hops. Medium body, light spicy booze component, earthy malts with a bit of biscuit and caramel. Finishes with a touch of plumy sweetness, and some hoppy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma is sweet caramelly lagery notes, some spiciness, some apricot and peach and then mild graininess. The taste is grainy then sweet malt and then caramel and then sweet lageriness. Around those notes are thin fruity layers of pears and apricots as well as lingering hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Draught. Low white and quickly disappearing head. Clear dark brown body. Malty caramel aroma Flavor also malty caramel but with a somewhat sharp bitterness that reminds me of juniper. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I lied in my last review when I stated I was finally done with Oktoberfests this season, somehow this bottle landed in my lap so I ought to review it. Pours a lot more reddish than most Oktoberfests, with a big dirty white head. Smell is typical but with a hint of toecheese. The smell is awful for an Oktoberfest This is one freaky tasting Oktoberfest, hops are there but it is ultra fruity and metallic. One of the worst Oktoberfests I have tasted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-14-2009 23:09:00

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of pepper, caramel, some citrus. Tastes of caramel, pepper, spice, some tea, biscuits. Mouthfeel is slick and oily with a sweet finish. Closer to a German Oktoberfest than many of the other American examples I’ve tried.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2010
en bouteille, couleur léger cuivre, col blanc. Arôme, malt type lager, pas mal de grains, fruité/caramel. Goût, profile est malt, ton de pomme caramélisée qui tend à couvrir le palais pour un fini un peu astringente, fine amertume avec un côté houblon herbe, effervescente au palais. Garde un aspect malt agréable.


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