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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We’ve found the key to what makes Fall so special, and its called Octoberfest. This rich, smooth lager uses a perfect balance of caramel, pale, cara-pils and black malts to create the best Octoberfest beer of the season. Available September through October.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, best before 12/13/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and creamy/bready 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 impressive robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2062) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Draught @ Liberty’s. This one pours a clear fairly amber color. There was some off-white head that left a little lacing. Decent aroma. Malty, with some breadiness, earthiness and spices. Minimal sweetness. The taste is good. Malts, some spices, very smooth. A decent Oktoberfest.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ Cuzzy’s. Amber with a small head. Nose of toasted nuts and grain. Some caramel. Earthy maltiness. Taste is smooth and well balanced. Easy going. Nuts, toasted brown bread. Lightly husky. Medium body, soft carb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3988) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Name on Ratebeer is incorrect; it should be Oktoberfest rather than Octoberfest. Didn’t enjoy this very much. Malty, caramel front, but feels heavy and sweeter, a bit more artificial than I think it should be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (982) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Tap at Sweeney’s in St. Paul. Pint glass. Oktoberfest is in full swing so this seemed appropriate. More orange and golden than expected. Froth is white and doesn’t show interest in sticking to the glass. Aroma speaks to the malty presence about to join the party. Definitely feels like a run of the mill Oktoberfest effort. Malts. Little finish. Hops are a little bit more assertive than other efforts in the style. Still not impressed. When do winter beers kick into gear again?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (2070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2015
12oz bottle pours amber/orange with a large off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, slight veggies and skunk, with mild hops. Taste of moderately sweet caramel malt and veggies. Blah...

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1602) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 11, 2015
red brown pour plenty o foam. aroma slight minerality. Tastes fresh bread, cream, bitter, tobacco, wheat, very clean and balanced. rich malt flavor but it comes up dry and creamy on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (438) - Minneapolis, - FEB 24, 2015
Pretty decent Octoberfest. Nice malty ness for the style. Easy drinking which is the point of the style. Average beer overall (which means good because beer taste good).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and some grass. Taste is caramel, malts and grass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerInHeaven (356) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours copper with a medium head. Aroma is malty. Nice full mouth feel, tastes of caramel malts and slight good bitter. Pleasant finish. Good beer.


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