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Triumph Oktoberfest
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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Old time brewers in Germany made a malty, high gravity beer in March (Maerzen) which they consumed with great ceremony in the fall. The coincidence of a royal betrothal in the autumn of 1810 gave Bavarian beer lovers ample justification for the two-week long bash known as Oktoberfest.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Honey sourdough aroma. amber translucent beer with right size beige head. malty plus lager yeasty, no corn/can, clean, good natural flavor. maltz-germanic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Draft at Princeton. Pours copper with an off white head, spotty lacing. Caramel and bread like aroma. Flavor of caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of fruit. The hops do a nice job of balancing this beer, and does not have the overdone spicy hop finish other Octoberfest have. Sort of reminds me of Paulaner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Notes from Oct Copper pour with no head to speak of. Light toasty malt/caramel aromas, hops muted. Very light in body almost to a fault, but flavor brings the score up a bit. Rounded well with hop bitterness about midway through, finishes bitter with a wisp of citrus rind

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Thick, chewy, bready, malt forward aroma. Clear copper brown body with a low off white head that recedes to partial cover and ring. Malty sweet bready flavour with some lavender and floral flavoured hops and low finishing bitterness. Medium body with smooth texture and lively effervescence. Sampled on tap at the Pennsylvania location of the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pours a translucent lighter amber with a small off white lacing head. Aroma is roasted malts with some floral hops and citrus. Different than other Oktoberfests I’ve had, but nice. Flavor is toasty malts up front with sweet citrus in the tail. Well done Oktoberfest.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
Clear copper color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of malt and bread. Flavor of malt and bread with some unidentified fruit, the finish is bitter. Light body with soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
On tap at the New Hope location:

The Lure:
Grapefruit and peach pits stick to the caramel malts. Fresh fruity pulp is present, but nothing special to distract you from daydreaming.

The Festivities:
Light peachiness accompanies the nameless hop presence. Well-made malt structure doesn’t yield much to talk about in this easy to down pint.

Transcendence:
The football game is on I think.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Clear medium amber, small white cover. Strikingly grainy nose, remotely bready and toasty as well, but the graininess does not have the usual freshness I associate with vienna malts and thus contrasts more than complement the rather hoppy nature, mostly focusing on bitterness than finishing aromas. Unusual..

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 Draft in Princeton. Nice amber appearance with a thick tan head. Retention was short. Aroma had a good maltiness. Citrus, courant, caramel were the main flavors. Fine, but a little watery and bitter at times. Re-rate- Better this year. The Munich and Vienna malts worked well together. Caramel and dark fruits were there as well. Malty as an Oktoberfest should be. 7/3/7/3/16 (10/7/06)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Draft at Sippin by the River ’05. These guys make a lot of good an interesting beers. The octoberfest is true to the style: big malt, clean fermentation, fresh.


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