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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest is a rich, amber lager with a malty aroma and balanced hop bitterness. This seasonal style is served at German Oktoberfests in liter steins. Available in the Fall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4146) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Deep copper colored out of the bottle with a thin beige foam ring around the edge of the glass. Nose of caremels with some citrus. Grainy maltiness, white sugar sweetness, light bready notes and a subtle citrus finish. Okay beer that was better with a sandwich. Thanks to JCapriotti for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottled. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange with a short cap of white head. The nose picked up sweet toasted caramel, dried floral hops, and a hint of sour citrus. The flavor was all mashed together, hard to really identify its components... I know there was some tacky caramel sweetness, floral, and citrus... but they didn’t seem to play nicely together. Light-medium bodied... just felt ok on the palate. This wasn’t bad, but I’m going to give it the big "meh".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma: Light toastiness. Good, clean maltiness. Very light caramel and floral. Appearance: Light copper in color and very clear. Off-white head was full and foamy with decent retention. Not much lacing. Flavor: Medium malt sweetness up front. Toasted bread and nuts. Hop bitterness is just a touch to high for the style, but not unpleasant. Medium dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: A good version of the style, and very drinkable. Too much hop bitterness and floral aroma/flavor for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 Far better than Capital’s Oktoberfest but not as good as HP’ original. Complex and well balanced Toasty smokey maltyness and grassy woody hops clean crisp dry finish with great aftertaste and mouth feel. Body is perhaps touch ligh and a bit more malt, hops, grain would be nic but a very solid, tasty seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2006
From a 12 oz. twist off stubby bottle with blurbs on the label, no freshness dates, but this is the fall ’06 release. Poured a amberish copper with a foamy, fluffy head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, minimal amount of sticking. Floral and fruity aromas with touches of toasted grain and caramel. Good, steady carbonation and a softly crisp, smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant Oktoberfest taste, a soft toasted grain, a light tasting sweet caramel, hints of toffee, floral and fruity hops that have a subdued spiciness, and in the finish, some earthy nuttiness and sweet maltiness. A nice drinkable seasonal Oktoberfest from Tyranena, I personally would have like a little more grain and malt flavor, but still drinkable, a Wisconsin friend told me this is better from the tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2006
light copoper pour small off white head. Plain grainy aroma some sweet ntoes. Well carb palate good coating. Flavor is well malted sweet carmels & lots of grains. Not much to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
I’m afraid I’m just not a fan of Oktoberfests so far. They are way too unbalanced, with malts dominating. There is no hop presence in my opinion, just a stickly sweetness that leaves a scratchiness in the back of my throat. It’s got nice amber color and a decent bready aroma, but the metallic scent and taste that I sometimes notice in certain beers is quite apparent in this one. Tyranena makes much better beers than this offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
12oz bottle. Poured a darker amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of flowers, nuts and caramel. Tastes of caramel, nuts and spices. A ’different’ Oktoberfest for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Ughsmash, thanks Jason!) This is probably the most florally hoppy Oktoberfest style beer I’ve ever sampled, and it doesn’t even begin to resemble the style it’s supposed to. The nose is just bursting with the sweet floral aromas, and really, not much else. I find it unpleasant, and it’s kind of sickening actually. Caramely, very sweet, and very floral in the flavor too, with a buttery and bitter finish. The sweetness becomes somewhat cloying after awhile. Medium bodied and not overcarbonated on the palate. Medium amber color is somewhat hazy, but that doesn’t obscure the dozens of commingling streams of carbonation bubbles rising through the beer. The creamy, ivory head pours to half an inch before settling to a thin layer, but the army of carbonation bubbles keeps the head well stocked and alive. I’ve liked the other three Tyranena offerings I’ve sampled, but yikes, I’m just not liking this one at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
igneous1 (1532) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2005
reddish-caramel color, no head to speak of. aroma is quite buttery, lots of diacetyl and maltiness. flavor is essentiallly the same with a surprisingly modest hop bite.

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