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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Sampled on tap at Tyranena on 9/10/05. This beer pours to a nice amber body with a white head. Decent thickness and spotty lacing. The aroma is kind of a nutty hoppiness. Light sourness. Quite different from most other oktoberfests. Smooth malts, clean body. The flavor almost comes off as a wheat with a roasted hazelnuts and nice Vienna-like malt. This okfest is pretty non-traditional. I like it. Strangely, it seems out of style, kind of bordering on Saison. And, yet, it’s still fest-like. Strange. I like this a lot. Perhaps this year’s batch is much better than 04?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Sour, clovey aroma. Big foamy head, color is brown. Light bodied with a nutty and bitter palate. Some off bitterness and metallic tastes creep in though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Slightly cloudy amber body with a soapy white head. Nutty, dry caramel aroma with lightly citrus and grassy hops. Similarly "light" flavor - roasty caramel sweetness along with muted grassy, mossy, peppery hops. A well-done beer and I appreciate the extra dose of hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Thanks to JCapriotti. Nice amber with plumes of carbonation and two fingers of creamy head. Malty aroma largely consisting of carmel malts with a slight off aroma that I couldn’t place. It’s nutty and smooth with some fairly nice ballancing hop bitterness at first. Later a strange bitterness lingers and makes the finish of this medium bodied beer somewhat harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Clear amber body, average sized off-white frothy head that doesn’t stick around long. A bit of a pilsnery hop aroma with a sweet bread backing. Sweet, but balanced with light hops and easy going taste. A little dry in the finish. Nice hoppy burp.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2004
From a bottle--pours a medium amber-orange with initially large, white head that disappears quickly. Crystal clear. Abundant malt in the nose. Sweet initial taste. In fact, it’s sweet all the way through with very little bitterness in evidence. Smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. A solid, easy-drinking Oktoberfest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
Appearance: clear, light orangey color, with a full, fluffy, froth atop that subtly settles down to size. Aroma: sweetness and malt are king in this arena, some fruit, some herbal/vegetal qualities, too, all around, it’s a complex, terribly interestesting affair, no one-trick pony at all. Mmmm, juuust right. Taste: why don’t we? Ahhh! That’s the stuff! A solid delivery of tasty malt, just the tiniest support from hops, and a never-quitting phalanx of flavors that deploys again and again upon the palate. Rich and, yes, delicious, this is one damned tasty Oktoberfest! How could it be otherwise, it’s Tyranena! Move to Wisconsin, beer lovers! These guys are good! I’m going to have put a polka record on the turntable and oom, pa-pa-pa to this beautiful beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Amber colored with a white head. A musty malt/hop aroma with a weak/watery marzen taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Clear light coppery amber color with a finger high head of off-white fluff and bubbles, fades fairly fast to a soild haze, lace sticks minimal thin strings. Aroma is lightly toasty and malty with a light fruityness and some floral hop and wood notes. Taste has a nice balance of toasty maltyness and floral, grassy hops and an overall dryish wood quality and dry biscuits. Very clean tasting and crisp. A slightly sweet dulled fruityness comes through in some effects once the toastyness decides to leave the palate, subdued and playful, a nice touch. Finish is nice and crispy with small notes of hop bitterness and dull sweet wood dryness. Feel is a solid medium body with good carbonation. A nice drinker of a O-fest.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Huge frothy head. On the milder side of O-Fests, with more malt than hops, so consider this a session Octoberfest. Very dry in the finish, perhaps too much so. Odd metallic taste that wears on me. I think I prefer the German Octo offerings.


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