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RATINGS: 559   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


Goblincat's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goblincat (382) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2024) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2014
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Clear dark amber with a frothy head cover, globs and strips of lace. Taste is caramel malt that turns sweeter in the palate before adding a light touch of hops in the finish to keep things under control. Nicely balanced, the sweet and hops compliment each other very well. A good light brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. A pretty solid version of the style. Lots of malt. Clean flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1222) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Beautiful marzen. The copper malty notes are present in abundance. I enjoy the higher ABV of this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (28) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber with thick head that dissipated quickly. Malt, light toasted bread, and biscuit in nose. Malty bread up front with a touch of toffee; a bit sweet near the finish. Lacks mouthfeel: overall, body is thin; more body would result in a higher rating. A slight bitterness in the finish with a hint of corn; a touch of alcohol in the finish as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3667) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a relatively small off-white head on there. Nose is filled with some corn and toast, with a lot more "lager" elements than I’m used to for the style. Taste is just a tad sweet, with a little breadiness throughout. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopmelt (190) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours clear amber, slight thin head, nice lacing. Aroma floral, fresh dough, caramel, toast, slight fruity. Taste sweet malt, caramel, toast, floral and fruity, but not bitter. Mouthfeel medium body, medium low carbonation, clean, crisp, balanced finish. Overall tasty beer, good for style, well made.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (2153) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"A true to the style octoberfest that has a pleasant bready malt presence. A little light on the palate, but the aroma especially is quite nice. if there were just a little more follow through, this could be very good."

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (681) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 30, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours Carmel color with a white head. Taste Carmel, malt, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, some fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, some hops, and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent actually.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (782) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours amber with off white head. Caramel malt and grain aroma with floral hop. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some malty nuttiness. Some yeast notes in the middle and a floral hop finish.


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