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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Blended Oxtoberfest will be a varied blend of barrel-aged and fresh Oxtoberfest every year.

2011/2012: Barrel: Riesling/Time: 12 months Additions: mixed bretts, lactobacillus # of bottles: 398

NOTE: The correct style is saison, per the brewer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5137) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
2015 release, bottled, (blend of í12/í13/í14 vintages) drunk 1/14/16.
Beautiful ruby-auburn-to-rich-amber colored body shows great clarity, leaving sediment behind. Light beige head atop shows impressive retention.
Soft acetic notes, as well as light oak toastiness rise up out of the glass and at first, Iím pretty sure I smell some oxidation. Not heavy, but itís there. Light vanilla, interesting melanoidin and lightly smokey phenols with plentiful cherry/prune/fig fruitiness on the finish. The longer it breathes, the less noticeable the oxidation and more funky acidity emerges. No alcohol or flaw.
Tart, with black cherry, black pepper, light medicinal phenols (which actually arenít unpleasant/unwelcome) but yet lightly sweet bread and caramel malt flavors softening the acidity and barrel tannin, providing a good balance but still leaning towards dry, which is great. Maybe a hint of the oxidation from the nose, but not problematic in any way. Tartness, breadiness and red fruits linger on the finish, with softer vanilla and caramel. Nice stuff, has blended/mellowed nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5259) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Crabapple nose. Cloudy amber, thin head. Tart crabapple and currant. Light. body, easy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1539) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Hazy caramel. Smells sour in a good way and musty. Smoked and salty. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Half liter bottle from the brewery, shared at the 22nd Richmond Gathering. Aroma of toffee, earth, acetic tartness, apple and cherry. The taste is tart lemon, funk, caramel, earth, lemon, leather. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6012) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to JBPortland! Pours hazy orange amber with a medium tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving good lacing. Aroma is caramel, light smoke, oak, light funk. Flavor is light plus tart, lightly but noticeably smoky, a hint of funk, oak, lemon and grass notes. Medium body, fairly high carbonation. Interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at Campground Brewdown 2014. Pours a hazed amber gold with a thin white head. Soft tart apples, funk on the nose. Apple, touches of musk, smoke. Tangy and bitter, smokey but itís a very faint smoke. Bitter on the finish with tangy apple, musk, and soft acid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 oz pour from bottle at ChurchKey. 2011/2012/2013 blended version. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, flowers. Tastes of tart fruit, citrus, floral, light acidic notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kraddel (5660) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Pours unclear amber. Smell is bit smokey, funky. Slightly seeet and some bitterness. Taste is smoked, a bit. Bitter, with the funky grains. Meanwhile its also dry. A pretty intense beer, but its not going somewhere, really. A lot of different characters that dont really blend together...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Ariel. 11/12/13 blend. Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of brett, grapes, fruits and yeast, flavor of brett, grapes, wine barrel, white wine, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (10543) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Ariel. 11/12/13 blend. Murky orange-amber. Sour woody aroma with lacto, some funk, malt, fruitiness and a medicinal note. Sweetish-sourish flavor with malt, caramel, fruitiness, a lactic touch, oak and a bitterish touch. Medium-bodied, well-carbonated. Very nice.


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