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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (285) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4291) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Pours clear copper, while eggshell head is fairly thick but not long-lasting. Malty aroma presents caramel, fruity and subtle hoppy tones. Crisp, sharp flavor sends malt and apple in the vanguard, while caramel and hops follow in their wake. Texture features firm body, if not much fizz. Happy October - and Oktoberfest anytime!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2015
October 17, 2015 - sample via bottle at Barrels and Bacon. Clear orange pour with limited head. Liked this had a bit more alcohol to balance the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle; poured an amber orange color with a smallish off white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit and earth. Boozy and messy; caramel and dark fruit, mostly dry. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (565) - - SEP 26, 2015
Clear, amber, colapsing head. Medium body, forward flavor, refreshing and bubbly, less heat than one would expect from the abv though not lacking, longc dry and bitter finish. Bitter and dry despite tons of malt. Hoppy and malty, caramel, floral. If this is oktoberfest, I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1367) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pours a light copper color with an orange hue. Aroma of cinnamon spice and light pumpkin. Taste is of fall flavors, with pumpkin, spice, and rich malt dominating the flavor. the alcohol content isn’t noticeable and well incorporated into the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Not terrible but this is one style that does not need to be imperialized. Probably my lease favorite of the series. Distinct lager aromas with roasted caramel a hint of earth. Pour was a clear medium brown with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was way too sweet and strong for the style. Mud, caramel and lager yeast with an almost sour sticky finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zeke626 (456) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle, pours an amber body with a white head. Aroma of malts and bread. Taste is a typical octoberfest-style beer with a hoppy note. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Tap at Mariano’s, Westchester. Amber Oktoberfest color. The smell is big and malty, but dwindles with the head. The taste has some warming alcohol, a bout of toast and caramel malt. It’s also kind of yeasty, suggesting an unfiltered keg. Caramel roast accounts for some of the sweetness. At least it’s a break from this year’s round of Citra hop monsters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
At Great Taste 2015. Lightly sweet, tons of malt, kind of sweet for the style but on the dry side nonetheless. Alcohol seems a little high, both in the flavor and the aroma, and now that I rate it I see it is too high. They got the appearance right, copper color and a nice white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Sampled at Northgate Andover beer tasting. This is too mild for being 8.5% and billed as "Uber".

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