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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Too malty. I don't like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flyin_Fer (1) - , Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
2013 bottling aged a year in my beer refrigerator. Pours dark copper with a nice light amber head. Dissipates in about 10 minutes. Light lacing. Alcohol subdued vs fresh. Slightly sweet, no hop bitterness. Cellaring did wonders. Love it after one year

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (380) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12oz bottle. Amber with one finger white head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is similar with a little alcohol. Alright

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlbeer (771) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Golden/amber pour with white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Starts sweet with a slight bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A decent beer for what has become a staple in how well you brew event...how good is your pumpkin beer? This one is middle of the road.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt and booze on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not the best oktoberfest style beer out there, but average.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jagad5 (65) - - APR 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle producing a rather thin head. The nose is nothing to brag about. The taste is unusual, but again, not deserving bonus points - it might have a hint of bourbon barrel. It is very strong so it helped start a very relaxing evening.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1279) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Deeep orange color, almost red. Just a glimmer of head. Otherwise, looks like something you would kill for at 5:05pm in November. The aroma is serious, severe sugars. Hefty, pungent caramel. Dried leaves, brown sugar and nutmeg. The flavor is supremely sugary. Dried prunes, nutmeg, brown sugar. The nutty malts prevent it from becoming too saccharine. Has an aftertaste that is almost akin to a sour barleywine, or a slightly puckery quad. Unexpected for sure. The feel is very thick and chewy. I have to say, I am enjoying this out-of-season beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2540) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/2014. Pours light hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, toast, raisin, brown sugar, pear, apple, light grape, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of malt and yeast ester notes; but they are very muted. Taste of big caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, pear, apple, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with some lightly cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is moderately well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid imperial oktoberfest. Decent balance/complexity and big robustness of flavors; and pretty smooth to sip on. A fairly enjoyable offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz bottle serve in a DFH IPA glass A - Brilliant pecan brown body with an active off-white head. No lacing and lackluster head make this a single color beer. S - Big malts, some general hops on the edges, sweet and clean aroma. T - Caramel malts, bready, sweet, toffee, it has a peppery overtone that creates a nice bite against the string malt base. Fall spices, all spice and nutmeg come to mind. Notions of sweet pumpkin, but that could be a placebo effect. Super sweet with some welcoming alcohol swimming in on the finish. M - Low to medium carbonation, syrupy body, medium with some minor lift from the carbonation. Could use a touch more carbonation. This is a malt bomb. There’s almost enough hop edge to combat it. The syrupy elixir provides memories of fall, spicy treats and an overall warmness. You have to know what you’re getting into with this beer. It’s uber sweet with hints of roundness toward the finish. Serving type: bottle 10-17-2013


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