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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ataraxia (413) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Burnt amber in color. Sweet aroma of apples, pears, oranges, and honey with floral notes. Also, caramel and bread malts. Tastes less sweet than it smells. A bit bitter in the aftertaste. Pretty good for a lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisSc (407) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
12oz bottle into tulip glass. Minneapolis. Appearance: Copper in color. Transparent. Small white head quickly reduces to nothing. Aroma: sweet malts Taste: Mild sweetness turns into mild bitterness. Not overwhelmingly strong in any attribute. Palate: Light body with a thin texture. flat carbonation. Short finish. Overall: An average marzen. Not very memorable. Not exceptional in any category. Fairly weak flavor, even for the style. Still, very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (404) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goblincat (387) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Sugary rock candy aroma, maybe some hops or caramel in there. The taste is similar. It’s decent for what it is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weitz15 (384) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Light amber pour with an off whit head. Aroma of citrus and light hops. Medium light body, accompanied by a brisk, crisp palate. Flavor is lacking, however.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Draught at Cap Ale House. Nice looking reddish orange amber color. Off white head. Aroma is malty, grainy. Caramel and toastd malt flavor with light spice character. Standard malty marzen with a slight grainy taste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12-oz bottle. Substantial head with rings of lacing. Clear amber color. Aroma sweet with a hint of apple. Uncomplicated flavor. Lightly malty and sweet. Feels a little watery. Finishes clean with mild tinniness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fsbw21086 (344) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Kindof a strange octoberfest. Some Carmel notes but not overly sweet. The main thing I taste is higher alcohol content. This almost tastes like a Belgian ale. Nutty notes and clove that end heavily and warm your palette. Hmm

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2006
12 oz. Bottle: Pours copper with an off-white head that is mostly lasting. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of caramel. Flavor is a sweet and smooth caramel that finishes with a mild bitterness. Easy drinking and very well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Very average and basic representation of the style. Nothing really pops but nothing is out of place. Will drink out of my liter mug all Fall!


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