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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
twb0392 (13) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Had a recent oktoberfest blind tasting with a group of about 10 people (mostly WI beers), and staghorn surprisingly came in dead last. Hints of 7up, or flat white pop; and not as malty as most other beers in the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
George999 (349) - Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2016
From the bottle the pour is clear with a golden orange color with an off white head, the aroma is almost not there, the taste is crisp but is missing the depth of flavor, the finish is light malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2016 Poured 12oz brown bottle into a willybecher glass, a crystal-clear, medium orange amber colour with beige foam, thin but lasting head. 100% true-to-style German Oktoberfest lager, and a particularly good one. Grainy, very nutty and biscuity, faint rich malty sweetness, pleasant earthy and peppery noble hop balance. Medium body and carbonation, pleasant mouthfeel, lingering malty aftertaste. Smooth lager traits, no alcoholic heat at all. Tasty and very well-crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckyNBeer (48) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours a copper hue with a moderate head. Smells malty and slightly hoppy. Has a good malt and hop flavor. Very smooth taste. Probably the best example of the style I have had so far. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle @ Derek’s. Thanks for sharing! Deep amber pour with a small head. Fairly neutral nose. Some bread and honey. Little else. Flavor is similar. Mildly toasty. Sweet malt. Apple. Slight grassy bite. Medium body, active carb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1260) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #1. Aroma is sweet malt, sugar, some fruit, maybe yams. Appearance is orange, off white head. Taste is off-puttingly plain. Just basic malt. Nothing really else. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, no real aftertaste. Overall, what the hell is the appeal of this style?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. This was an extra from a trade a while back and placed into Dumpster Box No. 1. The pour is a clear orange ruby color with a light tan head that falls to a collar, leaving a light soapy residue on the glass. The aroma is really sweet. There is the general spice and malt to it, and it smells like an Oktoberfest should. I'm not a big fan of them, but they have a familiar smell. Malty, metallic, and spicy. The flavor is much of the same. A plain sweet malt and not a whole lot else. The spiciness faded right out, leaving a sweet malt behind. Not bad. The mouth feel is just weird. Somewhat thick with a light carbonation and a quick fading finish. The sweetness is all that's there, but it doesn't last. Strange, but not awful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2015
December 4, 2015 - bottle from WI. Clear orange pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was sweet malty and spice. Taste was consistent with aroma and dry grainy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1285) - - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle, thanks George999! Bready malt aroma with light caramel malt notes. Pours clear Amber colored with a thin, white head with OK retention and very little lacing. Starts with a lot of bready malt flavors with a thin body. Finishes smooth with a touch of caramel malt flavors. Decent, drinkable Oktoberfest, but a little weak compared to others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a nonic pint at ~40 degrees F. A: Pours a crystal-clear orange-gold, much like a burnished copper. Forms a decent finger head of foam that seems just off-white with a hint of orange, and dissipates fairly quickly. Carbonation is visible as fairly large bubbles clinging to the bottom of the glass, occasionally shooting for the surface. S: The aroma reminds me of a caramel biscuit with crumbled cracker topping. Some faint notes of spice and earth roll about in the scent as well. T: The first sip opens almost exactly as the nose suggests, a blend of crackery and biscuity malt with some light caramel drizzle across the top. That is swiftly joined by a heavy dose of earthy, spicy hop presence, covering the malt presence with a thick layer of freshly turned soil from a field used to grow a mix of white, green, and black peppercorns. Said hop presence maintains all the way through the finish, where the malt returns to a little more prominence as a peppered biscuit, and into the aftertaste, where it lingers overlong. M: This is a smooth, medium-carbonated, fairly thin-bodied beer. If it weren’t for the hop presence, I could probably crush them down quickly. O: While I love a good märzen, particularly the Ayinger (ironic given where Dan Carey spent a few months apprenticing), I primarily love them for showcasing malt with minimal hop presence. This beer stands that relationship on its head for me, and comes very close to triggering my supertaster reaction to hop-forward beer. While I can still drink it, and even enjoy some aspects of it, it is pretty far from my favorite märzen. If you’re following any of my reviews because you’re also a supertaster, you may want to give this one a miss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (546) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Where: Gift from a neighbor, from a store in Wisconsin. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Pours a crisp amber orange body, one finger head. Aroma: Bready, toasty, nutty, and malty. Taste: Bready, toasty, nutty, grainy, some fruit. Palate: Crisp, clean, and light. Overall: Pretty good, but some othe NG rate higher.

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