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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.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Name: Oktoberfest
Date: November 01, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel and butterscotch flavor, light breadyness, little to no bitterness

Name: Oktoberfest
Date: November 21, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar tasting
Aroma: sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet and bready flavor, light balancing bitterness, still a touch of the butterscotch

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: * /4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle from b3shine. Poured clear brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. My expectations where met.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
hopdog (8521) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Virginia Beach. Pours a clear copper color with a foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, candied citrus, toasted malts. The taste is toasted caramel malts, anise, faint fruits, mild hops. Medium bodied. Generic, but solid.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7491) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (5742) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle and served in standard pint glass, I think I got this from beerbill: Amber hue with a fading head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of tangerine and apple esters, plenty of caramel and toasted malts, walnut, and a hint of soap. The taste is a straight forward malt based brew with the caramel upfront. There is a hint of classic hop bitterness upon the finish along with some diacetyl tones. The mouth feel is lively but a tad watery too. All in all an okay bier in a genre that is loaded with just okay biers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Cool! Another historical brand revived by Lion. Sampled at MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering in Maplewood, MN and supplied by tyleranderso. From a 12-oz bottle pours a semi-clear orange amber brew with an off-white head that has some texture and thickness. Aroma of light bready and caramel malts, a touch of dried pitted fruit, and some roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, a touch of butterscotch and dried fruit. Finish is semi-sweet, a light malty character with a bready aftertaste. I doubt this is an original Stegmaier recipe but happy to see another historical Wilke-Barre label has returned from the past.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
I was actually hoping this would at least be decent since thier porter was pretty good. Pours a clear light amber with a white head and high carbonation. Aroma of light DMS, some crackery malts, and slight caramel sweetness. No real bready or thick full toasted malts, just plain malts and a light crisp bitterness. Weak body and mouthfeel. ech.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of diacetyl, slight malts, slight nuts, and slight caramel. Poured orange/amber in color with a small to medium-sized, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of diacetyl, light malts, light caramel, and slight hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Diacetyl and slight malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4686) - 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.


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