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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German hops make this lager true to style. Patient cold aging makes it wonderfully smooth. In bottles September through February

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12 oz bottle, best by 18 Jan 2015. Pours coppery amber with an off-white fizzy head. Toasty sweet maltiness, honey, with a mineral impression. Toasted malt with a nice edge and honey flavor as well, sweet. A good entry in the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3095) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Crisp, malty, bready aromas. Toasty, malty, caramel flavors. Solid oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
A fine example. Poured a nice rust colour with almost no head. Pleasantly malty in the mouth. A six pack would be just fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy amber with a small creamy brownish beige head that leaves a spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly herbal and tiny floral with dark bread, sourdough, St John’s wort, caramel, moist wood, caraway, moist soil, silage, wet stone and hints of orange peal. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty, tiny herbal and slightly floral with dark bread, biscuits, caramel, bread spices, minerals, grass, moist soil, moist green herbs, hazelnuts and orange peal. Mouthfeel is round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter, slightly malty and slightly floral with dark bread, caramel, moist soil, grass, orange peal, hazelnuts and hints of bread spices. Quite enjoyable...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (5318) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
Small bottle at home, in the bath tub straight from the bottle. Malty and grainy with some bread notes and rye. Medium sweet and gently hopped. Some spicy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1672) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours copper-orange with a one finger off white head with some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, bready malts, caramel, sweet malts, and some light grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a slighty creamy body and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ekstedt (6386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Pretty stale aroma with some earthy cauliflower notes, slightly sourish. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low to mmedium bitterness, and a touch of acidity. Something is not right here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle purchased at Four Firkins in St. Louis Park. Consumed in the incorrect glass but I didn’t feel like dirtying an additional pint glass or stein. Deep amber hue with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is of the traditional Oktoberfest ilk...plenty of malt/cereal maybe some minor roasted notes. This one doesn’t necessarily exhibit strong mouthfeel...almost acts like it doesn’t want to coat the mouth or linger too long. Taste comprised of mostly caramel and maybe roasted toffee. It doesn’t really do anything original when it comes to this style and probably falls short of others I’ve tried. It’s probably the right option if you’re going to a makeshift Oktoberfest celebration that never aspires (or reaches) the real Oktoberfest celebrations you’d find in other parts of the world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1201) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark bronze pour, disappearing head. Nose is medium roasted malt. Little more sweet than bitter. Middle is cherries and solid malt body. Think malt syrup. Finishes slightly dry. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of sweet malt and some caramel. A bit sour and sticky aftertaste.

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