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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This traditional German Oktoberfest style beer is brewed with the highest quality German malt & hops. Available during the fall season on tap and in 16oz Cans. The Fest is crafted in small batches at Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT and at the award-winning High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY under the supervision of Brew-master Sean Larkin. Vienna, Pilsner, Light and Dark Munich malts make up the backbone of this beast, and Northern Brewer & Tettnanger hops are added to give it a crisp but subtle hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
16oz can. Medium beige head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, bread, light spice, . Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/honey/bread, some orange. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishercoolcat (3) - - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Pretty good 10.00 for 6 pack of 16 oz. more than I usually pay for any Gansett , but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5726) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Crisp deep copper and bronzed coloured body with a rich, four centimetre tall, rather soapy tan head that leaves a pretty ugly lace. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, very earthy malts and a touch of grain that is noticeable at the end. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive caramelised sugar flavours start the beer strong with a good and cereal-based malt body showing some light alcohol and a fair amount of earth; All finished with some fruit, squash and light spice notes which are probably attributed to the malt bill and yeast strain. Aftertaste shows a fairly easy-to-drink yet balanced beer with a good caramel flavour, some light toffee, hints of earth and a smooth finish showing some good, albeit fairly light, complexities. I sampled this pint sized, sixteen ounce can, purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 08-November-2014 for US$2,25 sampled at home in Washington on 15-December-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
16oz can pours clear dark amber orange with two finger head. Nose is round sweet bready caramel and toast spice with hints of orange. Taste is verly sweet caramel, medicinal fruit, malt, light orange spice, steamed vegetables. Finish is bitter and sweet, bread, toast, grain, maple, apricot. Weird, unbalanced. Messy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2966) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Ahh. Finally a Rhode Island Beer though I suspect brewed at a brewery I bike past sometimes on my way home from work. Very light, a bit malty, but no off notes. Some grain. Refreshing. More toward a straight lager than an Okt but it works.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Pours golden/Amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavors of sweet malt and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3863) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pretty much bought it for another Rhode Island tick and because it wasn’t a basic pale lager. Not but not terribly exciting. A light hint of some caramel notes and Tettnanger hops. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Can at keg no. 229. Pours a dark brick red color with a black shadow. Head hades and stays on the sides of the glass. Easy drinking but not much substance and has a skunky aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a clear, golden amber with an above average macro head. Easy drinking with caramel notes. A bit a cardboard finish,but a decent, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a 12 oz can into small German style mug. The can lists the abv at 5.5% abv and there is a short description of the beer as well. Appearance: The color is a beautiful deep orange amber with great clarity and plenty of visible carbonation. From the aggressive pour I got a tall, white and frothy head. It settles down fairly quick and just maintains a wispy thin film covering. Lacing is minimal and very slick. Smell: It has a very malty nose with earthy hops for balance. Mostly I pick notes of caramel, toffee, fresh bread Taste / Palate: The flavor is classic German lager all the way. It has a fresh bready maltiness loaded with a nutty, caramel and nougat like character. Hops adds a light earthy dryness and bitterness. The feel is right on for the style and very drinkable.

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