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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness, light toasted malt and a hint of earthiness with a crisp fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap @ WI State Fair. Poured rich deeper brown with not much head. The aroma picked up warm caramel and nutty notes with spicy and leafy accents.. warmed up the back of the nose. The flavor found warm caramel, nutty notes, and a kiss of honey with black pepper, rye, and fruity accents.. spicy, memorable finish. Medium-plus bodied and well-balanced.. I need more!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle:   Deep amber, a bit of a copper hue, moderate foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   A bit more hoppy and citrusy than your normal Marzen on the nose.   Me Like!   Chewy on the tongue, caramel, bready malts, but also citrusy and a bit hoppy.   More hoppy than most.   This is a really well balanced example that has the bitterness and sweetness in balance.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes hoppy, but also with a citrusy sweetness, caramel breadiness, and some biscuit.   This is not your normal over the top bready/mealy/biscuity Oktoberfest, this one has some hop bitterness and citrus sweetness to really balance it out.   Hard to believe this is 8.5%.   This one really worked for me!   Thanks Bob!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
bottled, clear amber orange color , syrupy corn candy and caramel nose, flavor is strong thick sweet corn candy, malty viscous finish, not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
12oz bottle. Date on bottle reads "Jan 2014". Clear red-orange color. Good thin khaki head. Very nice reaches of lace. Surprisingly hoppy nose. Very big citrusy, spicy hops, at the level of a red IPA. Some caramel sweet malts. Big bitter taste, a light bite in the finish. Bigger body. Lighter, more crisp carbonation. More sticky texture. Very hoppy / spicy oktoberfest, so left-field for the style. But hoppy is what the kids like, right? Tenth & Blake sure are an enterprising bunch.. I’m always skeptical going into these, sort of wanting to not like it, but I have to admit, this is a pretty enjoyable oktoberfest-DIPA

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Reddish Mahogany, with a nice sturdy head. Smells caramel, lightly nutty, and a touch of citrusy hops. Very rich palate, almost to the point of distraction. Flavor is caramel and toffee, pecan, and some woody, spicy hops. Not bad, but probably would’ve been better if the temperature was about 25 degrees lower...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate toasted caramel, light fruit, and a touch of alcohol that comes across almost whiskey-like. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, light-moderate apple, and fruit. The finish has some light toastiness. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, a little too sweet and I could definitely do without the apple flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: JAN2014 on the bottle neck.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber body, noted clarity, with a small-sized, very fleeting, whitish head.

Smell: Sweet-scented, sugary amber maltiness, fruity notes hinting at strawberry, jagged alcohol, and peppery spice.

Taste: Upfront, it’s sugary, honeyish, and a tad syrupy. Glazed, cooked ripe fruits. Herbal, spicy hops with some imparted bitterness, but it’s not enough to really cut through the initial sweetness. Pop of alcohol on the back half warming everything from the lips on down. Quite sweet on the fruityish, heated finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Yes, it is everything you want in an Oktoberfest, but then haphazardly cranked up until you don’t want it anymore.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4119) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Thick pour, dark orange brown color. Thick creamy foam. Aroma of sweet sugar malts, toasted notes. Thick, very heavy bodied. Tastes of malt syrup, with hops extract. Thick and syrupy texture. Finishes with a tannin bitterness. Very heavy. Could have definitely been thinned out to make a slightly bigger Leine Oktoberfest. It’s big, Eddy! (3834)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Milky honey blond with a monster white crown that takes way to long to reacquaint with the shandy below. Aroma of orange, lemon and sugar. Taste is all wrong and sweet with orange, lemon, orange rind and pithy notes.


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