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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Though it is not necessary to drink this beer out of a mug that is larger than your head while dancing to polka music and wearing your lederhosen, you will find this lager’s unbridled festivity difficult to resist. This ode to Germany’s classic fall lagers is as clean, clear, and quaffable as any that has ever weighed down the table of a German Beer garden. The crisp maltiness of classic Munich malt compounded with the delicious notes of Bavarian hops gives this clean-finishing beer just the right flavor for the end of the summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Can to mini dimple. Amber color. Huge white head that dissipates and dissappears eventually, leaving a very lightly carbonated beer. Aroma of cereal grain. Sweet. A little under carbed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
cobuffjensen (5) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Tastes similar to a macro brewed lager. Could see drinking a bunch when it is hot out. Leaves a soury aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Not a terrible oktoberfest, but it could use a bit more sweetness. Vaguely metalic flavor and overly light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1527) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Not that bad of a Marzen. Would prefer a wee bit more flavor. And here’s the odd thing -- gushes like a banshee when pouring into a glass, yet tastes a wee bit flat?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Beer #44 of NM 100. Grainy and bready. Kinda dirty tasting. Garbage flavor. Messy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2719) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Very lagerish, not entirely unpleasant, but not memorable either. More cereal grain, than sweet malt. Slight malt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
I really hope I just got a bad batch/can. This is easily one of the worst octoberfest beers I have ever had. I love this style, but I would have rather had a Bud than this. Very little flavor, no life to the mouthfeel, and an odd metallic acidic aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (524) - - OCT 4, 2014
On draft. Mild caramel nose. Sticky caramel flavor. Not much depth or complexity. Lingers in the mouth as sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmanigold (69) - - OCT 4, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Aroma: Smells a little like sourdough. While pouring, the head sticks around for about a minute or two with plenty of carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. It has a nice orange color. Taste: Doughy taste with hints of sweetness. Mouth feel: Pretty thin with a little carbonation to tickle the tongue. The doughy taste lingers on the tongue for a while after drinking. It is a decent Oktoberfest. Would drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1466) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Santa Fe Octoberfest has a thick, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, lots of bubble streams, and minimal lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sour-dough bread crust, grain husk, and even soap (but, that can’t be right). Taste is of fairly sweet, sough-dough bread crust, a mild hop presence, syrup, and nut shell. Mouthfeel is medium, and Santa Fe Octoberfest finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

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