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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tortman18 (182) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Rich deep copper, bronze and amber coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, nuts, earth, hop bitterness, caramel and a bunch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Dense, chewy, pungent malt notes throughout with a deep sweetness and alcohol flavour right behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity and a very strong malty note with a nut and earth bite that lasts quite a while. Overall, a nice and potent beer with no flavours lacking - a strong beer, but good in nearly every way! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2013.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma is fruit, grains, bread and a hint of citrus. The flavor is citrus, fruit/berries, earthy notes, malts and a tart finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty sweetish grainy flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty grainy caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
12 ounce can into dimpled mug; no canning date, but from 2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, floral, pear, apple, herbal, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, herbal, floral, pear, apple, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a fair amount of yeast esters with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. All around good balance and robustness of malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at Revolution Brewing, Chicago. Pours hazy light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt and fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Revolution Brewing, Milwaulkee Ave, Chicago. Poured a clear medium amber with a round white head. The aroma is very weak malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a malt liqourice hop nutty palate and a long bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvp (138) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1204) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Can. Amber pour with a small head. Spices, apple and malt aromas. Vanilla and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1650) - 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.


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