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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Our first lager beer is brewed to the classic German style. Back in the day, brewers released this stronger beer to celebrate the start of fall brewing after hot summers. Now that we have high-tech refrigeration systems we brew all year, but still enjoy drinking Oktoberfest as the temps start to cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
12oz can. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt and lager yeast, along with some caramel. Caramel malt flavor with some bready character before a semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3795) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
12 oz. can. Orangish amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some cider aromas. Flavor is rich, malty. Big sweet caramel and toffee notes, some german hop notes. This is solid, nice, full bodied and delicious. Finishes somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
It’s a solid and true-to-style Oktoberfest offering and relatively easy to drink. Not my favorite style, but fairly enjoyable all the same. If you’re into Oktoberfest beers, or even darker lagers this would be worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sigh_borg (90) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours clear reddish-amber with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is spice, caramel, yeast. Taste is quite sweet, more than I expected. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Very mild finish. Almost zero bitterness. No much in the way of hops. The sweetness combined with the spice and caramel maltiness kind of remind me of a belgian, but there’s something lager-like as well. Maybe the yeast? Perhaps I’m just unfamiliar with this style. Note to self: drink more Octoberfests.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours Clear amber. 3 fingers of frothy off white head that dissipates quickly to a cap. A ton of carbonation. No lacing. Nose is very earthy and nutty with some spice and caramel. Mouth is slightly bitter with a unique hoppy quality. Some sweetness with a slight malt backbone. A very good Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8682) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
12oz can. Clear amber color. Thin, sort of bubbly khaki head. Couple loose dots of lace, nothing really sticks. Nice citrusy, kind of mango-y hop nose, some tropical fruit. Faint, but there, along with the caramel malt. Medium body, smooth crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Head fades to nothing. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Light spice. Hoppy for an oktoberfest, but I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (336) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2013
A really good traditionally brewed American ofest...great aroma reminds me of what Germany smells like. Everything to me in this beer is great for an ofest. I wish she had just a tad more lasting carbonation ... Great beer great brewery... Go cubs!!! Oh and add a soft pretzel and u in heaven ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6749) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent copper with thin off-white head that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells and tastes of dough and caramel with a solid mouthfeel. A decent Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours light red. Draft. Not much head. Light and grainy smelll. Earthy and Carmel bites. Pretty good for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Superb example of a balanced and thoughtful Oktoberfestk Marzen. A nice strong beer for fall and beyond, with a nice hit of spices on the nose and a caramel finish. A great local Chicago beer.

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