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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4578) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2005
12 oz bottle. Very clear orange-copper, smallish quick-dissipating white head...malty, light toasted bread accented nose offers just a touch of woodiness for interest....alcohol is a bit too prominent in the body, which is somewhat fruity (cherry, baked apple) caramel-malty, with a weird sprig of mintiness towards the end...the high ABV seems to lead to a slight metallic touch at the finish, and a bit of syrupiness...not terrible, but a pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 i will name this one the minnesota vikings... pleasant on appearance but full of disappointment. finishes ugly and bitter, can’t wait til 6-pack is done. this oktoberfest will get one of the first draft picks next year!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2005
amber copper color with minimal head...aroma of caramel, roasted malts, and sweet sugary malts...flavor is the same with a heavy emphasis on the roasted sugars and toffee...okay palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Pours a copper color with little head, even when poured semi-aggressively. Aroma is of caramel malt and a bit of a fruity note. Moderately carbonated with a dry and grainy taste in the finish. Gobs of caramel and a touch of tart cherry emerges in the flavor. Slight alcohol warmth. Excellent example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Thanks to Robert’s Reality for this. Deep copper pour with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some bread and fruit. Tastes bready malty, with some dry caramel, hops, and fruit. Medium palate and semi-dry in the mouth all the way through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2005
On Tap at Spike’s Sports bar & Grill in Minneapolis. It pours a clear goldish-amber with a minimal light-brown yellow head. Aromas and tastes of sweet silage and grass clippings. The carbonation is about average. There is a slight bitter aftertaste (I would prefer more) and the feel is thin and drinkable. Missing something for an Oktoberfest, even Sam Adams has this one beat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
The color of a shiny new penny, the modestly bubbling body could only support a one-fingered head, and that only for a short while. The aroma is sweet caramel malt, tobacco, and a powdery floral hopping. Quite creamy. The flavor is all sweet malts with just a hint of nutty bitterness. Having a honey sweet finish, this is a decent Märzen. The stronger ABV is certainly well hidden.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Transparent copper in color with a few random bubbles for the head. Aroma is a bit of a put off - perfume, sage, musk, orange extract, caramel, band aids and skunk. Rich and over sweetened flavor profile. Honey roasted peanuts come in amidst the maple syrup. Caramel and a touch of stale, decrepit white chocolate butt heads with Summit’s choice of pilsener malt. Other discrepancies reveal corn mash, ginger and sap from a spruce tree. Syrupy body and a stinging presence on the palate, finishing like Cracker Jacks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2005
bottle-pours orange with a small white head. some funky german lager character here-a good use of german yeast. some notes of earth, fallen wet leaves, and a malty carmel malt. sweet flavors dominate with some good earthy tones and a touch of spicy hops. palate is very good-round and full. 7.7? Where? nowhere to be found! a very good marzen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Heavy aroma is choked full of bready malt that is doughy and sweet. Some light fruitiness is present as well, but rather weak and lacking for the style. Medium body is spicy and drinkable, considering the unusually high ABV. More fruitiness comes through in the body - good, but a rather interesting take on the style.

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