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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity


TH28's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (146) - - SEP 1, 2013
Appearance is a brilliant amber with an orange hue and minimal, slightly off whit foam cap. Aroma is strong caramel and toasted malt with a definite citrus/ floral hop aroma, which is interesting for an Oktoberfest. Taste is a deep rich caramel malt with a little roast and hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is rather thick with little carbonation. Finish is malt heavy and a bit sticky on the tongue. Overall, it’s what you’d expect for an "imperial" Oktoberfest. Nicely balanced with hops to keep the malt from being too overpowering.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma was malty sweet with caramel and some fruitiness. Flavor was mainly sweet with caramel, toffee, fruit, toast, sweet grains and some nuttiness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle: Dark amber & copper body, nice clarity with a fine-bubbled, creamy eggshell cap that lasts for a nice amount of time. Aroma is VERY mild. Touch of sweet caramel malts, light toast, perhaps a hint of prune. Kind of hard to pull much from it. Flavor is jam-packed, though. Very robust malty sweetness. Caramel, toffee candies, coated in a light brown sugar rub, A touch of toast, plum, fruity esters, & hints of red licorice. Maybe even almost too sweet, but still very flavorful. A light earthy tone in the finish, but still lingers with mostly Caramalt sweetness. Sticky, heavy body. Decent, though I prefer "lighter" Oktoberfests, I think.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brotz24 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Wasn’t sure what to expect with this beer. It caught my eye because of the "uber". Not the best Oktoberfest but an interesting idea for a beer. It’s worth trying.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
libertine (228) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
pours an orange amber with a ample white head. smells very sweet but not the toasty sweet you get in most american versions of the Marzen style. Flavor is boozy and super sweet and has a tartness to it as well that i wouldnt have expected. I dont think they did a very good job on this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle@ neighbors trailer. Bright rusty amber color with fleeting foam. Toasted caramel, lagered malt, spicy aromas. Medium bodied. Big malty, lightly sweet caramel, spicy, lagered flavors with some toast, dark bread---not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2014
This dark orange ale is thick and sweet leaning. Smells and tastes of caramel and bread and toffee, with a little more raisiny sweetness than usually in the style. Pretty enjoyable malt bomb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Certainly not an Oktoberfest. This is more of a Scotch Ale. Caramel sweet aroma. The flavor is sticky sweet with caramel and sugar. Some alcohol peeks thru also. Sticky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31957) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Sweet. Toasted malty, caramelish. Light fruity. Sweet and toasted malty finish.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft. Just a poor maerzen. Ultra sweet and sugary. No malt complexity. Pitiful for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
islay (1245) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Malty, fruity aroma with scents of caramel and red grape. Pours a clear brass / copper with moderate effervescence and a small amount of beige head. Looks nice but not outstanding. Sweet, malty taste features flavors of lemon, melon, and muffin. Excessively sweet. Piney and citric (lime, grapefruit) hops. Medium body. Lively, frothy, and silky in the palate. Overall, not very pleasant and not very good. I would classify this as a doppelbock, not an Oktoberfest.


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