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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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This bottle of Oktoberfest beer was made in traditional Bavarian fashion using the finest German malt and hops, and Bavarian lager yeast.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2004
Earthy hops and large carmel malt aroma is appealing. Hazy amber-brown with thin, tan head that diminishes to ring. Earthiness and light spiciness in the flavour with some caramel sweetness and gentl bitterness in the finish. Body is medium but watery and a bit still and cloying. Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Une des meilleurs octoberfest.Pit pour une fois mcneills n’on pas trop houblone cette biere. gout:de caramel,miel tres bon petillement une reusite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 23, 2004
A very tasty lager beer. Like the Sam Adams version except fresher and smoother. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber color, very thin head. Biscuity, grainy malt aroma. Intense biscuity and grainy malt flavor with hops and maybe bread. Full body, very soft carbonation. It’s surprising to taste a McNeill beer that is not strongly hopped, it’s very good too.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2004
22 oz bottle. Another amber in what seems to be a never ending supply of Vermont ambers. Bitter malty aroma and thin resiliant 1/8" head. Taste is a funky yeasty barnyard thing going on. Light bodied with some pumpkin? going on also. Not a fan but not drainpour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Jan 04: Bottled, 22 oz, unfiltered & bottled-conditioned. Very dark, cloudy-to-opaque, medium dying head. Powerful earthy-cedar-toffee nose, loads going on there. Flavor starts out a bit thin, but strong earthiness develops, with some nice hop hints at the end. Caramel, grass/hay, slight saltiness. Nice balanced fairly strong thick finish. Many of my friends thought the unfiltered overly-yeasty character worked against the style; I have mixed feelings about it, but I think this is worth a try. 7/3/7/4/14 3.5 Dec 05: This year’s model, or at least this bottle is pretty sour and lactic...the nose is still nice and earthy, bit smoky and nutty, but the body is vinous and disfigured by soured milk at the finish. Couldn’t finish it. Rating, for the moment, a combination of the two. 7/3/5/2 11 2.8


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