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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
Brewed using the time honored methods and an extra slow lager to release the smooth flavor of our roasted malts. Over 1,100 lbs. Of malted barley in every handcrafted batch! Expect this bier to pour with a rich head of foam that will enhance its incredible spice bouquet. Staghorn Octoberfest combines a smooth amber body with a clean crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle via trade with DavidP. Clearish amber-red body, thin off-white head. Rich toasty, caramely, cerealy aroma with earthy hops notes. The sweet caramels and cereals are cut by a nice, crisp bitterness and earthy hops finish. Not heavy or cloying like many Oktoberfests. New Glarus is one of the best brewers of session ales and lagers there is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 12, 2005
bottle from santa. amber light brown pour with a circle of ash for a head. grain nose with some honey straw and a touch of oxidation. maltball flavor with some carrot cake, newspaper and dust. grainy finish. some cashew and peanuts in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Poured a rich red-amber color w/ a short head, scant lacing and a mild fruity aroma with touch of hops and hint of alcohol. Light bodied with a smooth malty flavor, some toastiness and slightly bitter in the finish. Just so-so, no date.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3263) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Medium amber with a small head. Malty aroma wtih hints of toffee. Malt and caramel flavor finished kinda weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5435) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful tawney color with a small white head that settled quickly. Generous amounts of Munich malt in the nose imparting a nice toffee and caramel scent. Flavor is rather unimpressive. None of the caramel and toffee flavor expected with that nose. A little bit of cardboard in the finish makes me wonder if this is maybe last years batch. Medium bodied with soft carbonatioon. Overall not a real great attempt at an Octoberfest. Left me underwhelmed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Pours to a medium head; amber color. Tastes of malt and a tinge of alcohol. Slightly sweet, too. This is a pretty good Octoberfeste beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2005
clear amber/copper with a medium off white frothy head that is quickly discipating and leaving no lace. Nose is malty with barly and touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet with caramel and candy from back to front. Overall clan and crisp, thirst quenching.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Took the tour and then paid $3.50 for three samples...this was one of the choices. It was OK...would have liked to have a real glass to see how it started AND finished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2005
12 oz. bottle. picked up as part of a mix-a-six over the weekend in Wis. copper colored with a fast fading off-white head. aroma of caramel malt, toffee and some spiced apples. flavors are pretty much the same with a clean finish. nice marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Pours out a clear copper with a small off-white head. Malty and vinous to the nose. Sweet caramel. All carries over to the flavor. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Quite good for the style.

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