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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Autumn Lager. Oktoberfest with a deep amber color and rich flavor. The perfect beer to celebrate the fall season. A strong malt backbone is deliciously balanced with hop bitterness.

Malts:
Pilsner, Munich, Carapils, CaraRed, Caramel

Hops:
Nugget, Mt. Hood

OG: 16.7


Onenote81's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep rusty garnet with a thin foamy white cap. Mild lace left behind. The nose is sweet and bready. Notes of caramel, coffee cake, light mineral aromas. Decent body. Moderate heft with ample carbonation. Light bubble play on the tongue. This beer is a bounty of sweet malts, as expected with this style. The flavors are all pronounced, rather than muted as many of this genre can be. Big flavors of toffee, biscuits, and a mild fruity quality closes it out. The flavors all work together, making this a well-balanced beer. A good Marzen that I’d get again for sure.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnbthompson (35) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured a hazy dark amber with a nice creamy head from a recently purchased 22 oz bottle. My first taste was surprisingly refreshing with some sweet notes to the finish. As with most Pyramid products, the value is the overlying factor as many of their 22 oz . products can be purchased for well under the $3 mark. I drink many of their beers as an ’everyday’ craft brew without spending too much money on them. I would pick this one up again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jds2008 (6) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Deep mahogany colored with cream/light tan head that is very fine and creamy. Clings to glass. Malty and some hops on the nose with a little dark fruit. Full hops with bitterness up front followed by malty, smoky, sweetish finish. A little too long of a bitter finish. A little thinner mouth feel than expected with such a dark color.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
January 7th, 2013 - Putting pen to paper, I still have a hard time identifying differences between Oktoberfest brews, let alone what makes one better or another. But first impressions count for a lot, and my first impression of Pyramid’s Oktoberfest in a tasting vacuum is that it is "fine", and certain something you can bring to a holiday party. The smell has mild malt notes, but not too sweet, with touches of old cinnamon (the kind you dredge out of the spice drawer for that once-a-year use) and old chocolate bar (similarly, the kind re-discovered in the back of the candy drawer.) The flavor is sweeter...very sweet indeed. Brown sugar, that old cinnamon touch, a pronounced hoppy bitterness in the background, and that deep, sugary grape sweetness that often makes this beers a little too sweet for me. Know a reveler with a hankering for sugar? This’ll please. Otherwise? I’ll look for something more restrained.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Nose is definitely malt dominant, with a lot of toasting and nuttiness in there and just a bit of some sweeter candy. Taste is only slightly sweet and has a lot of toasting elements. Nicely balanced. Solid brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1213) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Nice. Very milky. Solid malt character. A surprising bit of hops towards the end. Wouldn’t mind more malts and less hops, but this is good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from Safeway in Davis. Pours an amber color and has the basics flavors of this style of beer. Hints of cloves and nutmeg hit the palate. Malty with a good amount of hop. Solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a reddish tinge, large creamy off white head, great retention and small bits of lace. Aroma is rich maltiness, toasted malts, but kinda clean lagerish. Flavour is sweet maltiness, toasted malts, moderate hop bitterness, earthy and a bit grassy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Ok let’s just say it, Marzen style just isn’t that great. However, I thought this was not bad and underrated. Nice amber color, strong malt backbone in the nose and palate. Somewhat creamy and a nice bitter bite in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Northern Lights cinema in Nampa. Nice amber color with a little off white head. Malty up front with some unexpected sweetness that finished with some bitter tones. The sweet through me off a bit, a little unusual and not expected in this style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
Okay copper body but barely any head to speak of. Fun malty/caramel aroma that grows on me, in fact I quite like it. Flavour is a strong malt with a hint of dry wood on the end. Highly drinkable, probably intended to be drunk by the litre. Upon litre.


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