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MacTarnahans Uncle Ottos Oktoberfest

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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This robust, festive brew is inspired by the crisp autumn season and the great Oktoberfest tradition. An authentic German style Märzen, Uncle Otto’s delivers rich, malty flavor with complex overtones of a half-dozen select malts and Mt. Hood and Saaz Hops. True to the Bavarian original, Uncle Otto’s lagers slowly for two full months, making it exceptionally smooth drinking. Available August through October, Uncle Otto’s animated flavor makes the blustery fall days of leaf raking come alive.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Pellucid auburn color, light average head, simetrical but evaporative. Light caramel aroma with a touch of cinnamon and roast. Flavor is initially sweet but not overly complex. This finishes all the way to the end but is very watery and average for an oktoberfest.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Big, bubbly head on pour, leaving moderately quickly. There is a nice touch here that distinguishes it from the garden variety Oktoberfest, perhaps that there is a bit of the Mt. Hood hops in addition to the Saaz. A malty mouthfeel, slightly heavier than

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Marzen Beers tend to be a little sweet, low in alcohol and a simple palate. This one succeeds with all of those characteristics but does so without distinction. The beer pours with a nice amber color and a tan head with medium staying power. The aroma is a subtle malt. The palate is dominated by a subtle sweetness, low in hops and a lingering bitterness. I would not go out of my way to drink this one, but it is drinkable if not inoffensive.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2003
A very average Oktoberfest style ale, and that is about all there is to say about it. Pours into a rich amber color with a very fastly fading soda like head. Flavors are muddled at best, and not very complex. Overall unbalanced and overly hoppy with hops coming in the aftertaste as an afterthought.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Copper color with a light tan head. Sweet potato aroma. Sweet malt start with a later toastiness that kicks in. Astringent in the finish. Spicy hops mid gulp. Muddled flavors and ear cloying sweetness distract.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2003
More or less textbook maerzen/oktoberfest style lager- darkish for the style(not a defect really, it's just that most German examples have become increasingly pale over the years) but perfect every other way. Wonderful caramelized malt sugar flavor drying out in the finish thanks to a perfect hop bittering level and the proper dextrin balance. I love this style beacause of beers like this, let's chicken dance in the cornmaze!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2003
This beer had a medium sized tan head that consisted of fine-small sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The bodywas slightly cloudy and there was no carbonation.The hue reminded me of cider and there was very little lacing with this beer.The nose was sweet as sugar and malty.The flavor of this beer was malty and the mouthfeel was smooth, thin, tingly and light bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4888) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 13, 2003
This brew poured a medium head of finely sized light brown slowly diminishing bubbles that left a slight lacing and a hazy transparent light brown uncarbonated body behind. THis brew also has a very nice aroma to it with notes of malted caramel and brown sugar sweetness to it. Oh my, the taste is also very fine with a nice combination of malt and roasted caramel notes to it. its mouthfeel is very smooth and plesant. A very nice brew indeed. My compliments to the brewmaster.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Orange in color.Thick orangish head. Aroma has a hint of lemon to it.Sweet candy flavor. Very carbonated with tons of little bubbles.I'm not a big fan of this style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Middle of the road orange color. Some crisp malts kicking up front. A kind of thin bitter finish. There's a hint of orange or lemon peel lurking around somewhere. Decent octoby.


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