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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (2145) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft at Hawkeyes. Poured dark range with light ring of white. Sweet malty aroma. Light carb med body. Sweet malty taste. Bleh nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvp (231) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Yeasty aroma. Light orange hue. Doesn’t look full. Average taste but light on the palate. I added 1 point from beigh from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Can. Amber pour with a small head. Spices, apple and malt aromas. Vanilla and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
From a can. Pours clear amber with decent off white head. Smell is sweet caramel malts, some light ripe fruit, doughy. Flavor was smooth caramel, medium sweet, light light spice, touch of hops, faint fruity. Nice Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Medium amber color, not much nose. Most surprising to me was the presence of coriander flavor in the beer. Not bad, but not my go to choice for an Oktoberfest beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (783) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
I haven’t tried many Octoberfests because of my IPA snobiness (which I’m outgrowing), but I enjoyed this one. A very pleasant aroma for a lager. Tastes slightly sweet, malty with nice hops bitterness in the background. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (751) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
From a can poured in a shaker. Appearance is fizzy slightly orange amber. Flavor is thin, fairly carbonated, sweet, slightly bitter with moderate alcohol note. Nothing special, floral hop notes on finish. Unexceptional Oktoberfest, was built up like this was a really good one, but it didn’t impress. Still drinkable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6878) - 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 (4034) - 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 (782) - 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.

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