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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
AUTUMN - Traditionally brewed to celebrate the harvest season, this reddish-brown lager has a rich caramel character and a long flavorful finish. Its delicious malty sweetness is nicely accented by a slightly fruity bouquet and a mild hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Sampled from a bottle, this beer pours to a thick creamy tan head that sits atop a glowing bronze body. So-so spotty lacing. The aroma is nice. Nutty caramel backed by a nice floral hops. Cauliflower. The flavor is floral hops and caramel with nuts. Toasted and roasted malts. Tea. The palate is medium bodied and chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Reddish brown with a small creamy head that lingers a bit longer than I expected. Aroma is a lot of malt with a nutty caramel tone and a bit of flowery hops. Flavor is sweet, roasty malt and lots of it plus a strong taste of caramel and a nice touch of floral hops. Nice, medium bodied with light carbonation and a good long malty finish with one last goodbye from the hops. I would’ve liked to taste a bit more malt and a bit less caramel but still another good one from Sprecher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Amber in color with an orange brown tint and an off white head. Big malt aroma, caramel, nut, toasted, and a floral hop in the background. Flavor is sweet malt and caramel with a finish of toast. Good body and nice lingering finish. Another fine product from Sprecher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
(16 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with CaptainCougar, thanks Tom!) So this is Sprecher’s Oktoberfest offering, and I have high hopes since I tend to like the beers these guys produce. While this is a very flavorful beer, it definitely seems to be more caramely and sugary sweet rather than malty, and that’s not really what I’m seeking in an Oktoberfest. Nevertheless, this is a tasty and pretty enjoyable beer. Very caramely and very sweet, kind of a brown sugar type of sweet, and with only mild bitterness. But it’s not all just caramel and sweet, there’s enough maltiness to keep this beer from being a glass of sugar water, which oftentimes plagues many American Oktoberfests. Likewise, the nose is caramely and sweet. Medium in body, perhaps a bit too sugary, and thus without much hops bitterness, it’s a bit cloying on the palate, but not too bad. Deep, ruddy amber color is darker than almost all others in this style, and it’s slightly hazy in appearance. Light tan head is pretty lackluster after the pour and in retention, fading to a rim. I like it, but don’t love it. I still prefer a cleaner Oktoberfest, less sweet and sugary, more of a German-style maltiness like what we find in a Spaten. But on the flip side, this is better than the vast majority of the American Oktoberfests I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2005
an off redish color w/ a fairly large fluffy head that dissapated quickly. carmel malt aroma and a different hops I don’t recognize. palate was fairly avg a little creamy but nothing special. Flavor was pretty mild overall pretty clean decent bitter hop finishand a slightly sweet malt front. Overall a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2005
16oz bottle. Rusty color, originally a nice head, but it quickly dropped to nothing. Smells like biscuits or fresh whole grain bread to me, maybe a slight burnt carmel aspect with some pears and apples. Malty beer. Fairly light in body, but not watery. Finish is clean with a nice dash of hop bite. I served this to my Heineken lovin’ friends and they thought it was really good. I liked it too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2005
This poured a rich, orange/copper color with a decent off-white head. It’s got a nice, sweet malt aroma, caramel-like. Very smooth & creamy mouthfeel. It tastes of caramel and toffee with a touch of nuttiness. The hops come across in the finish, a nice blending of the bitter with caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Dark orange poour with lots of caramel and German hop aroma. Flavor is similar to Sam Adams O’fest with a lot of hop domination and a caramel nuttiness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 13, 2004
orange red color w/ large off white head. strong malty aroma w/ vanilla and toffee. Nice smoth body w/ a nice balance of sweet malt, fruits, and crisp hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (683) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Nose is floral, hoppy and promises spice and complexity in the taste. Pours typical marzen with slightly murky brown. Flavor is suprisingly hoppy with good balance and mild, pleasing pumpkin spices (allspice, clove, cinnamon), as well as sweet malty tones and an unusual soapy character near the end. Long aftertaste is slightly chalky. Overall excellent, I would drink it again.

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