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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.

3.6
   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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
A spicy malt and pumpkin taste. Good reddish brown color. Smell and taste were a bit tangy and metallic. Reminded me of blue moon pumpkin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft at new hope. Clear amber pour with little head. Nice layers aroma with a faint banana note. Taste is crisp and standard. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
On tap at KSBF 08- Good clear amber with a decent foam head. Hops and a grain malt body. There was a slight spicy hop bitterness that was a little bit off for me. Otherwise good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Lots of good Munich malt character, a little on the sweet side, could use a little aging, and maybe be fermented out a little more

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.

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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2002
Clean copper color with a consistent 1/8" thick sandy colored head. Aromatic hints of chocolate and candy sugar ,though not oppresively so. Somewhat smokey and toasted mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate and caramel and a slight hop bitterness. An O’fest that left me pining for more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Vienna Brown/Octoberfest is one of my favorite styles of beer. I hate to say it, but even Sam Adams does it a little better than Triumph. Triumph has been somewhat vanquished and smited (Though not by Anheuser World Select) by the likes of Sam Adams (somewhat unrespectable) and Paulaner (If they could beat Paulaner, they would be GODS!!!). Don’t get me wrong (as you morons usually do). This is a great beer. Just not super-great. It’s not Ubermensch, my little Berliner.


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