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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
My first thought was "Oooh...this is pretty." Looked like iced tea and had a very weak aroma. For mouthfeel, again ice tea. I was hopeful when it was sour on the tip of my tongue, but overall it was bland.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Pours a clear orangey bronze color with tin 1/4 inch head that quickly disappears. The very thin ring that’s left behind leaves only minimal lacing. Smell; nice bread dough and caramel maltiness with a mild herbal almost spicy aroma. Nice, but not as good as I was expecting. Taste; pretty much follows it’s aroma. It has a solid caramel malt presence, and a little bit of the spiciness makes an appearance. There’s also a slight hop bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with fairly low carbonation. This is not the best O-fest by any means, but it’s still a decent stab at the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 11, 2006
A pretty average okt-fest. Pours a muted red. Kind of tastes a bit oily ,but feels like water?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 4, 2006
12 oz bottle, best before date Dec 12. As it is Jan 4th, this is past it’s date, but not by much. Pours a orange color with decent off white head. No lacing. Nose is of fresh bread, a tad yeasty. Flavor is malty, with a bit of the yeast shown in the nose. Some caramel sweetness. Slightly sticky finish, with a wisp of bitter left behind. A pretty decent lager, but a fest it is not. Nice for a session or while watching a game.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehinge (270) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Aroma has some definite breadiness to it. The pour is a honey color with a small white head. Has a malty, slightly sour taste to it. Nothing special

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
fresh bread/doughy aroma. amber color, large sea foam head. tastes a bit like dough too, slightly sweet/sour. Pretty light on the flavor and palate, thin, somewhat watery. very easy finish. quite smooth, could drink this very fast.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1264) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Orangish colour. flavor is a bit sweet, smooth. not too much of an aroma. overall pretty average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 2, 2005
bottle-pours orange with a small off/white whispy eggshel head. grainy, sweet toasted malt aroma with a big husky grain tone. some earthy flavors with some caramel sweetness, toasted bread, and some grain husks once again. body is fairly round for the style. finish is earthy, leafy, lightly bitter and sweet grain husks. not bad, but not a great ofest.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours light copper with a minimal head. Flat and very light in flavor, almost watery. Not a typical Victory, but definately a loss.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 30, 2005
Very refreshing and smooth. amber color and light brown head. slightly hoppy with a not overpowering toasted malt aroma. Caramel finish. went on sale in bmore for 4.99 a 6. very very nice


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