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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopAutonomous (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap at Milwaukee Ale House. I liked the mellow earthy malt flavors but thought they kind of overpowered the hops. Not what I expected but good nonetheless. Maybe call it maltoberfest?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz bottle. No mention of what style this is. I bought a single bottle of it. It pours a vibrant fall orange with a big foamy white head with a mountain of fluff atop it. The head sticks for a good while and recedes to some lacing. Initially it smelled hoppy but that died down and left a sweet caramally nutty character with a subtle bit of hops. The taste is hoppier than most of the style. It has a pronounced nuttiness and pretzel flavor along with some caramel and toasted malts. There is a b it of diacetyl but it isn’t too much. There is a bit of mineral water flavor in play here too. It is a bit thin for an oktoberfest but it has a nice drinkability. A decent americanized oktoberfest. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-09-2010 21:16:13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
I am not sure why this is called Hoptoberfest. It is not especially hoppy and seems to be pretty much a down-the-middle American festbier. Regardless, it is quite good w/ loads of fresh, rich malt flavor. It is sweet but only very slightly sticky and quite drinkable w/ perky carbonation and a good deal of herbal bitterness in the finish. I might call this a heller bock rather than an Oktoberfest but, regardless, it is done much better than most doestic takes on heavier German styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Pours hazy orange with nice white head from 12 oz bottle, aroma is nice caramel, bread and some piny hops. Taste up front is pine and citrus, leading into a big caramel, bread, biscuit, sweet middle with a slightly bitter ending. Nice brew, drinkable and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-tan color. Big, foamy, off-white head. Sweet lager yeast aroma. Sweet and enjoyable, with just a touch more hops to justify it’s namesake. Full bodied amber malt creaminess. Not exactly spot on style-wise, but still a pretty good offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours to an amber body with a white head. The aroma is lightly hoppy with generic pine and light malt. The flavor is lightly hoppy with sweet pine and pale malt. Average palate. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElbowRocker (13) - - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle to cup. Pours a hazy gold amber. Minimal head. Palate is pleasantly thick. Taste is malty and sweet. Slightly bitter finish but not as hoppy as expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
12oz bottle from a buddy of mine at work. Pour is amber brown with a soapy head and nice lacing, looks great. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. taste is more caramel malt with a nice mild hop mix. palate is creamy with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger of off-white/khaki colored head. S: Not much aroma to this. Very plain. Bready malt and toffee with a little bit of spicy hop character. Maybe some yeast to it. Really not much going on. T: Some bready malt and toffee. A little bit bitter for an Oktoberfest. Some spicy and floral malts. Some fruity esters and a little bit of yeast. M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: Not a very traditional Oktoberfest, but not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle. Pour s a glowing red orange with a great sticky sudsy off-white frothy head. Aroma is super weird, stinky noble hops, maybe some centennial or something, clean dry pine needles, honey/resin, munich and vienna malts. Flavor follows, slightly sour tangy vienna and munich malts, nicely attenuated, some citrus blending with the noble hops, very strange at first, but it’s easy to drink and is kind of growing on me, quite bitter too, really seems like a blend of a good oktoberfest with a pale ale or something, light cinnamon in the finish, some green pine. Nice body, well attenuated, great carbonation, just lightly smooth and glassy without being sticky but still lets you know it’s an oktoberfest. Mmm, a lot better as I get used to the hoppiness, starting to become really nice actually.

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