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Los Gatos Oktoberfest
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This amber lager, also known as Marzen, has a smooth caramel roastiness that finishes softly and slightly bitter.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap @ the downtown San Jose location. Amber orange appearance that’s fairly clear with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is a touch nutty, toasted malty, somewhat herbal, and clean. Pretty easy drinking beer. A bit on the sweet side but not horrible. Fair amount of caramel. A touch of citrus. Pretty well balanced. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdleigh (53) - - AUG 3, 2012
Amber lager with caramel, toast and pine aromas, a balanced malt and hop flavor, and a quick finish. Mouth feel is light, almost watery, although not as much so as their Pale Ale. A nice, refreshing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
Draft @ LGB at San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA. Pours a pale amber golden color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Malty with some nice caramel notes but not overly sweet. Fairly simple but a decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
(on tap) Clear copper, good head. Little aroma: subtle but pleasant - malt and tea perhaps. Excellent mouthfeel. Medium body; smooth, almist creamy, from fine plentiful carbonation. Flavour is rich with a honey sweet malt to start and a good long bitter finish. An excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike67 (768) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Samples at Los Gatos Brewery. Amber hue with nice head and lovely carbonation. Aroma of caramel malt and some hops. Full, very crisp, creamy body. Peppery hops dominate caramel malt in the mouth. Long, dry finish. Too hoppy for Octoberfest but still good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
On tap. Reddish brown color and some lacing on the glass. Some caramel malt and the same grassy, straw hop bitterness on the finish that they had in the pilsner and the pale ale. Had a rather smooth, almost silky character that one doesn’t usually find in an Oktoberfest, but otherwise, not a very strong examle of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Reddish-brown color with a small, quickly dissipating head that leaves some foam settled around the glass. The aroma was initially quite metallic, but mellowed into a slight caramelized toasty maltiness after awhile. The flavor has some caramel and light tea going on. Pretty clean, just a little sweet, and has a little too much carbonation. Liked the malty flavor, but the hard mineral-metal aspect was a little weird.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Draft. Copper beer with an off-white head. Low malt aroma. Malty, caramel, mineral, grass flavor. Medium body. LIngering caramel and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Oktoberfest-GABF-on tap-pours a thin white head with amber color. Aroma is medium malt-slight caramel. Taste is medium malt-slight caramel, faint hops.


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