Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 979   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red orange and translucent body with a creamy light orange head. Medium amber malty aroma with a bit of nuttiness. Nutty malty flavor, particularly amber, with a bit of sweet bitterness on the finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good American Oktoberfestbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, grass. Taste is sweet with malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate, followed by a good grassy hoppyness that balances it well. Medium body, soft carbonation. 110312

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"you can taste the orange peel more than the coriander, the smoky black patent malt almost taking over the flavor and aroma...like a slightly funky good black lager more than a wit. points for uniqueness. this beer was stout dark but light-medium bodied, and had a lot going on, but was still drinkable. the mix of flavors didn’t quite come together as much as i’d hoped as some of the wit character was a bit overpowered, but it tasted good. dry finish and feel. aroma a bit weak and unassuming, otherwise a good beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
Pours amber, with medium head. Aroma of brown sugar and malt. Good malty taste with some sweetness at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2009
On tap at Quarry House Tavern. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a thin, beige head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Caramel malt, Worcestershire sauce, and earthy grain aroma. Taste is simple caramel malt with some good, basic balancing hops. Very basic, rich lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Thanks for the pick up IPFreely. Dark slightly orange amber body with a smallish white head and nice lacing. Slight metallic notes in the aroma, touch of earthy smokiness and malt. Flavour is on the sweet side and malty but not overpoweringly so. More notes of earthy smoke flitting about in the flavour as well, very subtle but noticable. Not a ton of hops that I can detect, but they are not really missed either. Decent medium mouthfeel. Nice, restrained quaffable session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Best by: 12/3/12. Good, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Medium to lighter body. Toasty and caramel malt aroma. Some spicy, earthy hops. Good moderate bitter taste. Clear slightly darker amber color. Minimal off-white head. Maybe a dot of lace. Good sweetness, maltiness. Hint of clove. One of the better oktoberfests, and of course, great to enjoy with a sandwich

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a foamy white head. Malt bomb. Aroma of caramel, bread, and malt. Taste is very malty. Tiny bit of hop poking through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget Majorna (Göteborg). BB 11 JUL 2015, sampled on October 17, 2014.
Clear to perhaps a tad bit hazy deep golden to amber to pale copper oxide color. Smallish teal head that leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. Mainly malty and grainy scent, sort of raw grains, a bit to the dry and acidic side. Dry, malty, sweet, grainy, grassy, herbal, light bitter taste. Some bitterness, grainy, light acidic, dare I say some stomach bile/puke aftertaste. Medium to fizzy, to the high side CO2 mouthfel, medium to medium high rather dry and mineral like bitterness. Some floral stems, solvent like almost harsh bitterness, rather resin like green feel to it. Some sand and wet stones mixed with cabbage and dandelion leaves. Lots of garden greens and not so much herbal richness. The hops does come through some, but are shadowed by a lot of not so well implemented characteristics. Not for me, and I wouldn’t go for German style either, just not something I’d go out for again, as for always per my personal taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Clear amber, moderate white head. Straighforward caramel malt aroma and flavour, with a hint of fruit (cherries?). Surprisingly average, coming from Victory.

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