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RATINGS: 1369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Yum. Exquisitely smooth. Very good oktoberfest, but I prefer the Paulaner.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Mild malt aroma, Malty fruity sweet flavor. Faint aftertaste of grape Kool-aid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2692) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 Good Octoberfest. It did not disapoint. I was given another one from JB on 10/16/06. Still very good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Amber gold color witha thick creamy head and good amount of lace. slightly sour malt aroma with hoppy undertones. strong malt flavor with a sweet malty finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Amber? barely dark gold. Slightly skunky aroma. Thinnish sweet malt flavor (corn-y?). Not thick enough in mouthfeel for an octoberfest. This is a pretty poor example of an octoberfest.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Good malty aroma and creamy head that sticks to the glass. The flavor was too creamy; I’d like to try this in Germany ... wonder if the import version varies. Good, overall, but not the best of the O-fests.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2002
Malty, soapy aroma. Sweetish, malty, bit herbal taste with lots of fruit (prune). A bit sticky, but clean and a nice fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1892) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear amber color. There was a very small off white head that left no lacing. The nose is good. Malty and biscuity, with some earthy hops. The taste is also good. Malts, earthy hops, biscuit. Very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Copper color, medium head. A light bodied marzen-style beer. Nice malts and slightly sweet. Mild hops. Good full flavor. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2002
A good Octoberfest beer. Nice German Beer aroma, clean taste and finish.


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