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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A full bodied fest beer, amber colored, very smooth, Original Gravity: 13.5, made from a variety of roasted malts, 2-row pilsner malt and imported Hallertau hops. One of Michael Jackson’s 24 favorite American beers.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Malty... in... your... mouth.
Duff: Now, Homer, we’ve developed this additive that makes beer super, super malty. Care to try it?
Homer: Wait a minute, will this erase my memory?
Duff: No, not at all.
[Duffman prepares a hypodermic needle, and injects Homer. He’s immediately knocked out]
Thankfully, my memory isn’t erased either. Wait, what was I writing?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is rather sweet and clean with lots of Vienna malt and a light hint of hoppiness. The flavor is fairly sweet and well lagered up front, but the finish is slightly husky and not quite as smooth. A little bit of fruitiness and toastiness about this one that makes me think Amber Ale instead of an Oktoberfest. Light to medium bodied with just a little clinginess and soft minimal carbonation. Not quite as good as I remember it from years back, but it was decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (567) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Sweet malty bill. Very enjoyable and drinkable. Little bit crisper than some of the Oktoberfests

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1789) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Light, malty, nutty with caramel like sweetness. Slightly watery in the finish, thinning out with a lack of hops that would add to the overall flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of toffee. Flavor is toffee, grass and some light caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1144) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a clear reddish brown. Aroma of banana and syrup. Taste is smooth and well-balanced. Not cloying the hops are enough to balance the sweetness and make for a drier finish. Nicely done. I could get a case ad this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap for Casper’s Wedding. Pours a deep orange color with a medium white head. A nice crisp nose of apples and honey. The flavor is mellow caramel, dusty, some fruit, very sweet and light. Refreshing. Lots of flavor though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltsoda (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Poured a clear amber color with minimal head. Aroma had some caramel, bread notes. Taste was light sweetness, lots of malts and a hint of grassy earth type hop bitterness. Light body thin feel, soft carbonation, clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2064) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Draught from the Mark bar. Dark pour minimal head. Very malty and nutty. Slight vinegar finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Banana custard scent more akin to a Dubbel than an Oktoberfest with a dark bronze, low head dissolving to film, appearance. The light, crisp palate was refreshing as the grainy taste finished on a bitter note. I picked up grains all over the taste and aroma. It made me think of tortilla chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Light golden color, clear with a thin head. Light malt and hops aroma. Average brew and has a nice finish. MJ might have liked this back 20 years ago but now it would be average for him also.

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