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Red Lodge Octoberfest

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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An amber German lager with a big, malty-sweet flavor. We use a lager yeast and long aging time to perfect this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bomber: Flat copper pour with a finger of creamy beige head. Nice sticky lacing. Nose is initially fruity and malty sweet, but transitions to a drier, bready aroma as it warms. Still a little fruit, but lots of bread. Good flavor for the style. Lightly bready, fruits, grass, and a little floral. The malty sweetness stays throughout. Nice finish is clean and relatively crisp. I was a little concerned about this having 6+ months of shelf time on it, but it was full of life. I’ll be looking for this again come fall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
22. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a loose white head that fades away. Sheets of foamy lace coming down the sides of the glass. Big delicious gingerbread and brown bread nose. Rich and inviting. Creamy medium body. Caramel, brown bread, and gingerbread mid-palate, quite flat. Not appetizing due to low carb. Mild finish. Add bubbles and this goes up 3 or 4 tenths easily.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Clear copper penny amber. Aroma is not nice: toasty grains completely overshadowed by a weird chemical smell. Flavours are quite toasty grains with an earthy note in the finish, rather simplistic and not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Pours a cloudy copper, with white head. Taste of a decent Marzen. A little sweet, and quite drinkable, but not remarkable. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Another from Skyview. Ordinary brown color. Nice malt aroma, but surprisingly full and intense malt flavor. Lots of grain and some yeast. Better than most in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2007
A growler from Skyview. Dark orange color with a small head. Strong caramel aroma. Big malt and grain flavor. Slightly buttery. Floral hop finish, but not bitter. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
On draught at Sam’s Taproom in Red Lodge, Montana. Pours a clear copper penny amber with a creamy off-white head that quickly disipates to a fine film and ring. Aroma of light, sweet caramel malt, a touch of maple syrup, flowery hops and roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a light caramel flavor with no bitterness. Finish is creamy, smooth with just a hint of caramel flavor and barely any bitterness. A fine light octoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Light amber in color with a soft off-white head. Light nose of malt. Flavor is much the same, hints of light roasted malt, with a touch of hops to round it out. Very light body and the finish gets a little sweet.

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