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Smuttynose Octoberfest

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber in color, this beer is available in August.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
Orangey-brown; caramel, light tobacco smoke; palate is light, good bitter backbone, caramel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is floral and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, with light floral bitterness in support. Medium body. Overall, I find it too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Playful caramel malt with assertive lemon hops…Loads of oranges unite the two but the game is not as lush and everlasting as I remember...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Pours a clear ruby copper with a semi-thick off-white head. Lightly sour caramel malt and musty grain aroma. Body is lighty sweet and dry with a decent balance of hops. Sticky earthy malt finish speckled with noble hops. An ok oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours copper with a hwite head. Big malty nose. Taste is malty with some light peppery elements.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 Pours a reddish bronze with a tall tan head. Nose is lightly malted but no spice is evident. The tongue is nutty and malted but definitely more hops than a German Octoberfest beer. Good to see a little spin on a standard style. Finishes with a little bit crisp hoppiness. Not overly complex, but a good beer nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Ruby tinted amber colour with a perfectly dense light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, malt, caramel and a light nutmeg. Medium-bodied; Sweet flavour mixed with plentiful malt and some spices. Aftertaste full of sweetness-caramel, caster sugar and a bit of natural sugars from raisins, etc. Overall, a pretty good beer and a pleasant twist on the style. I bought this 65 cL bottle from Norm's in Vienna, Virginia and sampled it on 19-November-2003.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Medium-dark amber, very clear, small fast-thinning head. Slightly smoky, malty nose is rather indistinct. Flavor also somewhat smoky, more bitter than usual but not extraordinarily so, thinnish body. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2001
Clear, copper-colored; big head but dissipated quickly... and was gone. Starts smooth, finishes a little rough, carbonated, burnt, and smokey. Does have a nice roasted / woodsy flavor though. Left behind a dry bitterness in the roof of my mouth and a burnt, hoppy bitterness - as well as some sourness - on the back/sides of my tongue. Not bad, but a little overdone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2002
Sweet candied malt aroma, ruby colour, tiny vanilla head. Robust, candied malt and raisins flavour. Some bitterness, sweet, full bodied. Fair.


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