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RATINGS: 965   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duke33 (69) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1163) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1549) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2005
a minimal head, nice brown color, not much interesting going on here other than the color. It is the best fest beer I’ve had but I’ve only had two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Clear sparkling orangey brown, thin off white head. Light spicy German hops nose with additinal toffee and caramel notes, with even softer tones of cherry and fresh bread mixed in. Flavor was similar, quite toasty, lightly nutty, with caramel malt playing of the spicy hops rather nicely for balance. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, light toasty, German hop finish. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomkenny (1) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2005 does not count
If you drink a few beers before hand, well........ this might be a beer you’d like. Not to impressive on me palate, unless you like water with a touch of ?????? This beer is better then Coors Light but what beer is not. If you drink Coors light and want to get crazy one day this is the beer for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2005
On tap. Brownish amber body with loose white head. Nose of caramel and toasted malts. Flavors of dark bread, toffee, and a hint of honey. Very good at first, but sweetness became too present as it warmed up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Slightly hazy orange-copper body with a loose sudsy, fading white head. Tea-like malty nose with a deep toasty quality and mellow earthy hops. Sweet, toasty malt flavor. Has an element of over-baked crusty biscuits. Somewhat cloying and chalky.

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