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RATINGS: 551   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


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3276) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Pours a rich, clear, dark honey-brown with a thin but somewhat persistent head. Aroma is strong, malty and spicy - I got hints of cloves and cinnamon - with a touch of hops. Flavor is rich, mouth-filling, mainly malty, with spicy undertones. Smooth and very pleasing, this is an excellent autumn beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Aroma; bread, hay, roasty, dough, Appearance; amber, clear, frothy, Taste; light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, Palate;light body, thin feel, lively, long finish, Overall I really like this beer and would recommend it and drink it again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Beautiful copper color. Huge malty sweet aroma. very bready and sweet and full of malty bomb goodness. My favorite oktoberfest by far. Could drink gallons of this brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (508) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Thin, even white head on a classic orange brown body with normal clarity...nice roasted malts with a slight sweet, doughy aroma...medium to full palate, with a smooth texture and finish...sweet, even malts...a lingering finish, impressive in its singular effect...another winner from Left Hand, a beer equally made for sessioning or swigging....bring on the candy corn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Amber colored. Slightly hazy. Small white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, and nuts. Flavor is the same, but it is really nice. It just works together. Its got all of the flavors from most fest beers, but they work together the best. Smooth and drinkable. Each sip made me want more. The best Fest beer I have drank this season for sure!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbingham (69) - - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a deep amber with a one finger head.Has the alcohol and fruitcake aroma of a bock beer. At 6.6% abv it is the strongest marzen I have had. No noticeable hops in the aroma or palate. This is in my top five marzens.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
This was really enjoyable. Picked up a bottle today that was brewed on 8-13-03. It poured a nice amber/orange color with a thin white head. The taste was malty but finished somewhat dry, which lended to the drinkability. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a clear medium amber body with small cascading bubbles throughout leaving a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is caramel, nuts, plums, chocolate essence. Very malty and complex, this taste is wonderfully sweet upfront of caramel, pitted fruit, with a nice hoppy bitterness for balance that ends sweet coating the palate with a caramel sweetness. Great Oktoberfest Left Hand.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Excellent american oktoberfest. Nice and malty!! with a tiny hop presence. This is one of the more flavorful of all Oktoberfests i have tried. A step above schaflleys, lienkugels, and so on and so on. Better than Sammy Oktoberfest ... maybe the best American oktoberfest there is!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Poured from bottle into Summit Pint glass. Clear copper-amber with foamy white head (looks like a root beer float on top) with excellent lacing, especially for a lager. Aroma of biscuit, toast, sweet fruit, metallic bitterness - little too mild. Slightly sweet toast and biscuit backbone with some fruit and caramel undertones. Finishes with a moderate spicy hop bitterness. Definitely more bitter than standard for the style. Moderate carbonation, medium body (fairly full for a lager). Despite the slightly sweet backbone, it finishes very dry. Excellent Marzen, although the bitterness is a bit high for the style. Paulaner had always been my favorite. This year, now that I have experienced a lot more beer, I prefer this one over it. Great job.


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