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The Brew Kettle Oktofest

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This marzen is made in the traditional German style but is smooth across the palate and very much on the lighter side. Nice malt aroma with a semi-sweet lingering flavor.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (472) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Aroma: Nice toasted malt aromas. Appearance: Clear amber with rich tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness throughout. Palate: Medium body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation, long malty finish. Overall: A nice, malty brew. Not my favorite, but it works well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4965) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle received in a trade with awlcordell. A clear amber pour that has just a little foam. A sweet toffee and gentle fruit aroma. Caramel malts and that fruit are tasted first. It is a little like drinking candy. Some grain, earth, and soft hop notes. Caramel grows. This is a sweet drinking beer and is definitely on the pleasant side.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathan30533 (605) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Good fall brew. Autumn color. Autism taste. Good looking. Good tasting. Very malty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4014) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Orange brown color. Lots of caramel and malt. Sweetness. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Bottle labeled 6.0%. Pours a clear red orange color. Thin khaki head. Few short ropes of lace. Up front, sweet darker kind of caramely toasty malts, some nuttiness, light spice. Some mild earthy hop.Dark fruit. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Medium body. Smooth, kind slick, light crisp lighter carbonation. Solid, straight-forward oktoberfest. Nice to enjoy with my leftover pizza / tabouli lunch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3478) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Deep golden color out of the bottle with short lived white head. Sweet malty nose. Light bodied beer with caramel sweetness, some toast and some orange/fruit flavors. Easy drinking Oktoberfest.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4358) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
This one poured a darker orange with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel nuts and dried fruits. Flavor was similar, overly sweet and not toasted. Caramel bomb.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2630) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, 2013 bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, pepper, herbal, nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pepper, pear, apple, nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pepper, pear, and apple on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oktoberfest style! All around well balanced and robust malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4894) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear orange with some spitty, white head. Nose is malty, orange, cracker, yeast. Flavor is malty, yeast, orange. Clean finish. Standard.


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