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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Brewed in the Märzen style, Summit Oktoberfest brings alive the famous European Fall celebrations. Summit Oktoberfest has a reddish-bronze color, a rich malty aroma and a satisfying smooth finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2004
This fest is a caramel pecan cookie; sweet malts - I thought it would end up too sweet, but it didn’t - it went just fine with pizza. There was a nice bite of hop at the end. Body was smooth and creamy, but not very thick. You could drink plenty of these while sitting around a fall campfire.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 On Tap. On tap this is a very satisfying, sweet and cinnamony O’fest. It is not as full as some of the Germans but it still adequately evokes autumn, pumpkin pie and the clink of big foamy steins. Re-rate autumn ’07 ON TAP- I’m not sure if they have tweaked the recipe but there is an enormous amount of flavor in this beer. Lots of bock-like rich maltiness with noticeable hop. Layers of sweet malt. Aside from the Kaiser (which is an O-Fest of a different kind) this may be my #1 of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geekin (9) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 25, 2004 does not count
Nice copper color. Doesn’t taste like it has 7.7% alcohol. Quite sweet tasting with the roasted malt coming through well. Medium carbonation and a light pleasing aroma. A good Oktoberfest.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkDad (12) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2004
A domestic Oktoberfest that is reminiscent of the true German varieties, such as Hacker-Pschorr. Very smooth, malty and perhaps a bit more carbinated and slightly less aromatic than its German counterparts. Brewed locally, obviously fresher than the imports that sit in warehouses too long.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 I think I’m already sick of Octoberfests and it’s not even October yet. This one is quite unimpressive, but with a huge Munich maltiness that's enjoyable if you're craving it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Clear amber/copper body, thin off-white head. Aroma of corn and corn husks, grainy and reminiscent of malt liquor. Flavor is sweet, almost over-the-top, with underlying biscuit and grassy hops. Has a rather sharp, rough mouthfeel, as if some of the grain husks were thrown in the fermenter. You know, some of these Oktoberfests are too close to malt liquors for my tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2004 Autumn Brew Review: Copper Coloring. Plenty of Malt. I Could Have Sworn I Detected Some Barley. Toasted Flavor. Alcohol is Slightly Noticable. This One Makes you Stand At Attention. Very Tasty. Worth Keeping Around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Autumn Brew Review 2004. Copper color with a good top of foam. Lots of malt presence here without coming off as overly heavy. Fairly sweet. I am surprised this is 7.7%; it didn’t taste like it had much alcohol at all!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004 does not count
Dark copper color with a white foamy head. A full flavor of sweet fruity esters. The body is full and well-rounded, with a nice mellow finish. My favorite Octoberfest ... one of best things about fall in the Twin Cities.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Clear dark orange-copper color with a small off- white foamy head that doesn't last very long, not much lacing. Has roasted, malty caramel aromas, sweet and roasty malt flavors, medium body with a full mouthfeel, finishes sweet with noticeable alcohol.


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