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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Amber colored with a white head. A musty malt/hop aroma with a weak/watery marzen taste.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho (2319) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Dry malt aroma with a faint hint of sweetness. Light brownish-orange color like an O-Fest should be. Thin white mostly diminishing head with no visible carbonation. Not a pleasant initial mouthfeel. Very malty and dry. However, some hop zing is is discernable to the trained palate at the back of the tongue. This is the primary redeeming quality of this brew. Somewhat unbalanced and too dry, keeping this from being a very enjoyable brew. The faint hop finish is a nice touch, however.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Nice, fresh malty aroma. Color is beautiful copper orangey color! Carbonation is medium with a nice frothy head. One of the best looking beers I've seen in a while. Taste is malty, somewhat smokey. I don't detect an overabundace of hops, but that is appropriate. Mellow, smooth, clean. Perhaps a bit light in body. Easty to drink, not too bad. This is my first beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2003
One of the hoppier Octoberfests I have sampled. It's good, because it's beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Bottled. Slight thin diminishing head, clear medium-dark amber. Decent balanced caramel/hoppy nose. Slightly on the bitter side for the style, but plenty of malt; not a lot of character though. Finishes medium-sweet. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Golden color, much light than most of the Oktoberfests I’ve had. Good head though. Malty, yet slightly sweet smell. A caramel flavor. Pretty much a one-note beer. Oktoberfests should be more complex than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Doesn’t have that hoarhound candy note that Oktoberfests should. Then again, it’s fairly tasty in its own way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2002
Dark amber/brown color with a thin foamy light tan head. Notes of camamel malt in the nose. Tastes of specialty grains, caramel, buscuit, etc. Lacks the roast/toastiness flavors I crave in this style. Harsh bitter grain/hops finish.

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