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RATINGS: 1327   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Sweet, cereal aroma. Same in the taste, almost like raisin bran. Chewy, sweet malts, hearty grain and cereal. Decent palate. My favorite of the style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2002
Nice aroma and appearance. Has a rounded, beery taste, but little piquance. A smooth brew with a full body, but in taste, comparable to many of the mid-tier macros out there.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 29, 2001
Well made flavorful amber but I’ll call it and orange beer! The best Octoberfest available on the market. Starts kind of sweet but not overly cloying. Well made bier from Germany!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2001
Fresh and off tap at a busy, well-versed bar. Mid to full-bodied with a foreground dominated by hops and a background of malty sweetness that kicks in at the end of the front. Robust mid of grains and more grains that tapers off to a lingering sweetness. An unbalanced, but balanced finish that should be savored.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jakeb4299 (25) - sometown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2001
If you can get this fresh, your in for a treat. Perhaps the best import I’ve had.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of metal and soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Not much aroma. Kind of metallic and grainy. Like most of Spaten’s line, disappointing and even somewhat unpleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elcarion99 (21) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2001
This is one of my favorite beers of this style.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - NOV 26, 2001
I LOVE this style of beer... this is my favorite Oktoberfest right now, probably because I haven’t had Ayinger in awhile. They are both great. Green bottle??? Mine wasn’t in a green bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2001
Good head. Nice malts and hops. Bit sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2001
High marks for appearance and aroma. Beautiful clear amber with creamy head that stands and then fades. Flavor is excellent and well balanced. Moderately complex taste. Palate was perhaps a little thin, but this could be either a sippin’ beer, or a quaffing beer, so again it’s well balanced. In its class, I like the Paulaner slightly more, and the Hacker-Pschorr a little less.


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