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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
itcooltogofast (7) - - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
As an Octoberfest should be malty a little caramel, nuts,. The Hops spruce, grass. Tastes slightly woody. Looks amber and clear. I prefer it a little more frothy it has a minimal head. Altough an Excellent Oct. BEER. Price was not bad for a single bottle case. I wait for this every year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (594) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep amber orange color with a small beige head. Toasted malt aroma with notes of caramel and grain. Smooth caramel malt flavor with hints of bread and floral hops. Nicely balanced. A nice Marzen with decent character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (214) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Supposed to be one the best Octoberfests available. Meh. Medium Brown with a hint of copper color. Highly carbonated. Does taste of roasted malt, but the overall effect is a bit thin and watery for my taste. Not bad at all but I was disappointed for the $9+ for a sixer (and 11.2 oz a bottle at that). Take my beer card if you must, but I’d rather of had a Sam Adams Octoberfest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours a clear amber. Lots of malt and caramel on the nose. Slight foamy head that persists. Slight bitterness with a semi sweet finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Pours deep copper almost brown but stays toward orange. Glows like red fire with an impeccable clarity. Head is thick and rich. Tan foam that falls slowly and leaves a thick cap and ring with handsome lace. The bubbles streaming up from the bottom look they they know where they are going .

Nose is lager yeast with a touch of mineral. A nice light hop citrus scent and an earthy malt. The malt is lightly sweet, caramel with good bread backing , toffee undertones and nutty qualities. Hops are floral and bring a light citrus.

Taste is stupendous. Complex malt character unfolds. First it’s smooth clean and rich. it’s soft yet firm and yields up toasted grains with a natural sweetness. Nutty qualities and rich layered sugars with a light caramel. It has a bit of soft spice character and a nice dry finish. The aftertaste is light and crisp and has the nice touch of lemon zest. Herbal hops and toasted grains come together so sweetly and the medium carbonation tickles them both on the palate. As it warms the grains really flourish with their toasted qualities but the sweetness remains light and the hops are perfectly balanced and grassy and full rather than bitter. The malt in this beer is so clean. It shines. it glows in the color and it exceeds in it’s taste character. It has a an elegance that is understood rather than understated. The hops and spice remain soft while the lager yeast dances light and a touch earthy on the tongue to contrast all that malty flavor without any hop oil or pine resin.

This is a great oktoberfest that has all the right proportions. A beer that makes you want to drink more. It’s flavorful and kind. It is resilient and the aftertaste lingers dry with a light sweetness that is earthy like all the good and savory food to come on the fall table. It has the color of autumn fire, it has the presence of a crisp fall wind and the wet scent of yeast and bread. This is home and hearth, a fire and the warm glow of toasts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (293) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2013
16 oz. draft. Pour is medium amber, short lived head. Smell is bready, earthy, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is similar, clean finish, good malt flavors and balance, light on the hops. A great example of what the style should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (672) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours a crisp orange amber color with fluffy white head. Malt, hop, grass and floral aroma. Malt, toffee, biscuit, hop and floral flavors. Medium light body and a clean malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1602) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
bottle from wegmans. pours medium tan with minimal cream colored head. nose of cereal, toast, hay. taste adds some grass. body is light and crisp.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbopslt (343) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap at Ron Blacks. Dark amber pour. Small head but good lacing. Biting taste but full bodied and smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2133) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
October 2010. 500 ml. bottle. Light amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel and spice. Buttery flavors with spice, hops and caramel.


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