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RATINGS: 900   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3176) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Light, clear copper body, thin-medium off-white head. Classic toasty, caramely aroma with metallic, earthy hops. The body is heavy on the caramel and brown sugar, the sweetness suggesting underfermentation. This would be tough to drink as a session beer. On the other hand, the nice punch of earthy, slightly metallic hops keeps the sweet biscuity notes in check. Not as layered as the best beers of the style, and just a touch too sweet, but above average.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Draft at Sippin’ by the River ’05. Sorry performace by the Victory brewers. Forgettable, middle of the road suff.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2005
12oz. Pours a flat light amber color w/ basically no head. Nose is very light caramel with a light hint of nuts. Taste is flat and smooth, some nut hints, little bit of caramel and malt, and finishes off I guess, has a dry bad nut finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Overall a decent Oktoberfest. The malt was a little weak for my tastes in an O-fest, but it was nice and clean as far as yeast flavors go.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Appears a copper toned amber with a decent white head that sticks around. Lots of sticky lacing tries it’s best to cling. Smell is of rich malt, a bit of sweet fruit, a touch of sour bread, along with a mild helping of hops for good measure. Taste is a nice blend of the above making for a nice rendition of the style with just enough difference to make it a Victory beer. Mouthfeel is malty sweet with some sours and bitters and a crispness on the tongue and palate. Pretty enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
not reaaly to impressed with this beer. had a ok malty flavor to it. the beer needs more of a hoppy flavor to it in my eyes.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Average head/colour/etc. The interesting thing about this beer is that I thought it started off with a skanky-US Macro brew taste to it. It was very harsh on the palate. However, that taste quickly dissipates, and gave way to a more traditional Octoberfest taste. The initial taste is so foul though, that I had to give this one an average rating.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
On tap, thanks richlikebeer, melikebeer too. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Poured a dark copper with a nice off white head. Flavor was good, caramel,toffee,toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and finished well. Good beer for football.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1079) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Nice, nonthreatening fest beer. Very easy to drink. Amber-copper pour with a small head. Slight yeasty bread notes. Good use of hops seals the deal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1367) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Bottle. Enjoy by: 12/12/05. A clear copper pour with a thin light-tan head. Sweet, caramelly malts dominate the aroma. Tastes like it smells, only with some graininess too. Like a bran flake cereal. A surprisingly dry, bitter, lingering finish. Medium to thin-bodied. Pretty boring. At least the label is cool.


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