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Expertly brewed by the award-winning Master Brewers of The Lion Brewery, it boasts a brilliant reddish-brown color and full-body for the true beer drinker. In using a blend of Munich, Vienna and Aromatic malts, Stegmaier Oktoberfest possesses a light-toasted character with a touch of sweetness. The addition of German hops adds a perfect balance of flavor, which will be enjoyed by the most sophisticated palate.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2008
From kramer17801 in a trade. Deep orange pour with a nice head. Aroma had a floral smell, but possible skunked. Sweet initial taste. A bit of roasted malt with a small hop flavor. The mouthfeel was very syrupy. Last a coating in my mouth. Little carbonation in the glass after the initial pour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (3940) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Mild candy aroma yet enjoyable to the olfactory. Hints of tomato sauce and rubber, in a good way. Tannish orange color. Decent carbonation. Creamy finish is not too offensive. Malty and mildly acceptable finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 11, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of kramer17801. Thanks, Jason! Pours a bright, clear orange color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Sticky butterscotch and dried fruits in the aroma; unabashedly sweet and way too much butter. The butter / diacetyl / butterscotch notes carry through strongly in the mouthfeel, to the degree that, even fresh from the fridge, this beer feels like it’s near room temperature; I can’t say that’s a pleasant thing; some caramel notes and fruit are in there as well, but the diacetyl is just way too much here; this may have been a bit better before the infection (I’m guessing that this wasn’t intentional). Medium, butterscotch and caramel finish; flabby.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, nutty, and lots of diactyl (very buttery, buttered popcorn, etc.). Tastes of the same.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jason (1676) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle. Diactyl!!!!! This beer was loaded with it. Sweet buttery aroma and taste. I could barely drink a few sips from it and force myself to swallow a few ounces of it. The only thing going for it was the nice golden orange body. Into the drain it goes.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2007
On Draft at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes Barre PA. It was a deep amber color in the plastic cup. It had a thin white head, the malty aroma was nice the inital flavor was mild, light and then a strong alcohol taste. I was disappointed, the Lion as been putting out some pretty good brews lately, this is not their best effort.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
had this in Scranton Pa. Not very good. The beer had a foul taste and a horrible finish. October was never so poorly represented.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orangish amber body under a small foamy off-white head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is sweet toasted and Munich malt with a little too much diacetyl for me. A little honey and crackery notes also. The flavor is sweet caramel malt with a butterscotch laced finish. Tastes a little thin overall. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly doughy clingy finish and moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty weak effort. Too sweet with no malt complexity and that nagging diacetyl.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Deep coppery pour with ruby edges and minimal off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, mild brown sugar, toffee, and some offy notes. Tastes of heavy caramel malt, with slight brown sugar, nut, and dark fruit notes, but the flavor profile and mouthfeel remains rather uninteresting and blase. Not horrible, but not a repeater for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Good clear copper, large off-white head. Looks fine. Nose of floral hops. Taste of floral hops, a little sweet malt, but not much intensity of flavor, slight bitter finish, and the usual marzen nuttiness is barely present. Thin in the mouth, consistent with the lack of intensity of flavor and lack of complexity. Sort of the high end of drain pour ... but I still tossed it. Why waste the calories on this sorry specimen?


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