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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Traditional Oktoberfest beer is a medium-bodied, smooth and malty brew made with German Vienna malts and German hops. 13.8 OG 25 IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Hopdog: Poured a light amber color lager with a super huge foamy head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt is enjoyable and refreshing. Taste of caramel malt is dominating with some light hops closing the show. Body is a bit thin but carbonation is very lively. Good example of the style but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma is very pilsner-like with hints of sweet malt and a some moderate grassy hops. Pours a transparent orange with a moderate white head. Just like the aroma, the flavor is very pilsner-like with a touch of orange in the middle. Starts with some light sweetness with some light orange in the middle and a moderate grassy hop finish. I’m not tasting anything that resembles a Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2006
As I have noted several times in the past couple of weeks, I mostly don’t much care for the Octoberfest style. I’m not sure what this beer was, but it was not really an Octoberfest. Nose of caramel and malts, slightly sour. Great clear golden body with a small foamy head, vanishes, leaving only a trace of lacing. Subsequent glasses are less clear. Taste of sweet malts, butter, yeast, and bready notes ... more like a saison than an Octoberfest. Good carbonation. Lightly biter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours a nice deep orange with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is initially diacetyl, buttery, light esters, caramel and toasted malts and herbal hops. Toasted and light nutty malts, sweet bready malts, light caramel sweetness, more butter, and a light bitter finish. Would have been pretty damn good if not for the diacetyl. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1352) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2006
bottle. copper pour. thick white head. nice clarity. fruity, floral hop, perfume and malt aroma. Definately a different aroma for an Octoberfest as the malts take a back seat. Big carbonation. burnt malts in the back of the palate. slight acidic and metallic taste. a little thin and perfume presence. not overly impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2006
From Doclock. Pours copper with a small white head. Smells of yogurt, malt, nuts and some roastiness. tastes of nutty malt, earthy hops, some peppery elements and a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2006
22 oz bottle via DocLock (thanks!). Pours a clear golden/copper with a massive head. Nose has notes of caramel, vanilla and a bit sourish. Taste is the same with lots of butter. Very carbonated. Thin body. Fizzy finish. I thought this was possibly infected but after a few more drinks, it is actually just the heaviest dose of diacetyl i have ever come across. Down the drain she goes...NEXT....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (676) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Cloudy copper color, mild foam disapates somewhat quickly....distinct strawberries on the nose...can’t seem to distinguish too much else....bitter binish ...but the bitter cuts into the smooth just a bit too soon..."patience bitter, patience"...mmmhhhmmm a nice gassiness..."besides the bitterness, its good"-M

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
The label said it was an Oktoberfest lager, which I had never seen before. Looked like a pumpkin ale, but smelled of malts and hops. Flavor was more of the same -- good malts and good hops. I liked the different taste, not your average Oktoberfest. A good American version of a traditional German beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2006
you know what? god damn it. All of these packaged sly fox’s are mediocre at best. I was excited to come to PA and get some sly fox but now i’m just realizing all I want is to try their IPA project beers and i have no way of getting to the brew pubs. This is copper in color. Big head. sort of metallic aroma. Malty and bitter but with super saaz hops. not bad, but by no means excellent.

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