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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a dark amber with no head. Pleasant sweet baked aroma and taste is heavy with caramel and sugar. Pleasant hop finish at very end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2582) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle from Meditrina. Crystal clear light amber with lasting head and a little lace. Toasted caramel minerally earthy aroma. Toasted caramel sweetness with some toasted nuts grass bread. Mild minerally earthy finish with just a touch too much residual sweetness for my taste, possibly due to higher alcohol than it needs to be. Medium slick body. Pretty excellent/very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3097) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Smudged best by date but it looks like sometime in November 2016. Handsome medium amber pour under a quick lasting off-white head. Big sweet and malty presence in the aroma with a low to no hop profile. Sort of tobacco ester too. The body is around medium. The taste is malty and sweet with a slight burnt note and a mild bitter finale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2932) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2016
pretty good - hefty malt doses but nice clean finish. Appearance is quite red and clear. Nose of biscuits, cookie and caramel. Full palate. Enjoyable and true to style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (352) - Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Pours clear copper, medium off white head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Flavor is bright, malty, soft caramel, light hops on the finish. Light, carbonated mouthfeel. Pretty decent lager.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SanfordBrewer (1499) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Translucent amber with creamy beige head. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

Aroma: herbal noble hops, bready malt, faint banana and acetone.

Taste: bready malt with weird dryness, dark bread crust, fruity melon berry notes, subtle herbal hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2535) - - JAN 18, 2016
Draught at Burgermania. Sweet malt, caramel, cake, raisin, green hops, fairly smooth finish. Hoppier than usual for the style, quite tasty and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odannyob (131) - Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Source: 12 oz. bottle, cooled. Receptacle: 16 oz. dimpled mug, clean. Nice, straight-forward colors of light browns and thin reds and a shallow head of even thinner foam. Not privy if the purity order’s part of this recipe, or if it even matters, but, it do taste good enough that it does, to me, anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1389) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle served in a mug- Poured a transparent lightly darkened brown, light carbonation that made the liquid sit very still in the vessel. Aroma of toffee, caramel, and barley. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt has plenty of heft inspite of the initial feel upon the tongue, middle has only a slight amount of sweetness, finish has a small amount of earth and biscuit. Left Hand products used to be around here in TX quite a bit, had to pick this up in MI. I always liked them... what happened?

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2015
A light grassy aroma. The flavor on this is pretty nice. The malt isn’t too cloying sweet as many in this style. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Smells liked baked bread. A slightly sweet malty flavor. It’s a good try by Left Hand.


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