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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dmschefke (570) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (334) - - OCT 4, 2014
On draft. Mild caramel nose. Sticky caramel flavor. Not much depth or complexity. Lingers in the mouth as sweetness.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmanigold (10) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1279) - 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

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"started out nice with an ample bready, toasty aroma, and a similar flavor. Hints of caramel sweetness as well. Lost me a little on the feel, which seemed a little thin and prickly compared to the flavor. OK."

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Can into a goblet. Deep hazy orange pour. Slight white head with some moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is overly sweet. Sticky orange, sugar, caramel....Not great. Not fun to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
maltman53 (345) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap@brewery. Pours deep gold. Cereal, bread on the nose. Has body on the palate, but also diacytel big time. Overall, the diacytel eclipsed anything that was going on in this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (733) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours light copper with thin white head. Light carmel aroma. Smooth flavor sweet and light biscuit. Clean finish nice for the style.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (615) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter, total miss on this one…not surprisingly though. Next.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pour is a cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma is a decent bready malt. Flavor is more of that marzen malt with a little lager blandness. Finish is a bit watery but the malt kinda sticks with you after the swallow. An ok attempt at a Oktoberfest.


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