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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sigh_borg (96) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2015 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. 7/2/6/4/13

Rerate, 9/16/15: 12oz can, filled 8/05/2015, labeled 5.7%. Mildly hazy amber orange red color. Thin off-white head, leaving decent reaches of lace. Maltier, caramel, and nuttiness, and a bit of vegetable. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Bit of a peppery hop on the end, but not nearly as hoppy as I remember. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Mild slick finish. Decent american oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (379) - 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 (8045) - 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 (5548) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 27, 2012
22oz bottle via trade. Clear light amber with an off white head. Aroma of bread dough, caramel and light herbal hop. Flavor is bready malt, sweet caramel and lightly bitter. Medium body with mild carbonation. Pretty solid beer for the style, just a tad sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12oz can. Poured hazy brown with a thin head. Fresh spicy aroma. Bold fresh flavour lots of depth and malt character this beer has withstood the test of time. Great palate and depth very drinkable I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2134) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bomber thanks to Pawola! Pours a cloudy amber/orange with a large khaki head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts, yeast, slight vanilla, and hops. Taste similar to aroma very well balanced and drinkable for the style which is typically not one of my favorites. Pretty nice!

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