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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fedinspect (1) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011 does not count
After reading the latest comments, it appears that the brewery got this year’s batch right. Nice aroma and great taste. Not extremely hoppy or bitter. A little kick as well (ABV - 6.1%). But since it’s a local brew for me and a case price that’s right ($21), I might be a little biased. I’d suggest everyone try this year’s batch again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decon (1) - USA - SEP 25, 2006 does not count
A friend gave me a two bottles to try. The beer was malty and flavorful. It had a nice dark appearance with a good head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Orange/amber, with a white head. Aromas are grain, malt, and sugar. Flavors are sugar, malt, grain, and some fruit and hops as well. Much better than I expected from Stegmaier, but not exactly a prototypical Octoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Typical light orange color with Solid caramel malt nose. Very nice for an oktoberfest.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 25, 2011
Nice light brown/amber color. A bit of caramel malts and some spicy hops in the aroma. Medium body. Flavor has nice toasted caramel malts, biscuit, earthy hops, and a bit of spice. Decent fest beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parrothead (291) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a deep orange/amber color, with a medium to this white head. Nose of sweet matl and cramel. Creamy mouthfeel, taste on the sweet side, with some hops around there somewhere. A nice Oktoberfest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7948) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1210) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2009
12 oz. twist off bottle from Vintage Estate in Ohio, pours a clear dark copper and red with an off-white head, head collapses to a ring and cover, there are some effervescent bubbles making their way to the top, beer left some lacing on the sides of the glass, toasted malt and bread like aromas and not much sweetness on the nose, appears to be a dry Octoberfest, has a faint earthy aroma in the background, nice malt flavors, toasted malt and bread, has some malt sweetness, finish is mostly dry with a nice bitterness, medium mouth feel, I do not know why this beer has a low rating, this was ok.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Pretty solid fest beer. Malty aromas. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet malt flavors which linger on the palate. Overall a pretty solid fest.


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