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RATINGS: 961   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Best by January 13 2014, printed very small near the neck - almost wipes off. Pours out a rich amber color with tan head. Smells like sweet bready malts, sour dough, herbal and earthy hops. Taste is bready almost doughy, some caramel, with a clean noble hop finish. Also getting some raisins. Mouthfeel is rich and full but not too heavy; sessionable. Overall this is one of the better Oktoberfest beers I've had from anywhere. Honestly Id rather drink a fresh unpasteurized American version than take a gamble on an imported one. Not my favorite beer style but worth a visit in September during "Oktoberfest". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uwbeaker (4) - - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
A bold wonderfully smooth Oktoberfest style with a slight honey finish. Something good to sit down next to the campfire with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1193) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Strong malt aroma of bread, caramel, and raisin. Earthy hop character Pours a hazy reddish Amber with small wispy white head Bready malt with caramel and raisin with a touch of roast and honey in the flavor, earthy hop. Medium bodied with medium high co2, lingering sticky honey like maltiness in finish. Very enjoyable octoberfest style beer. Lots of character and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NJBarstool (14) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2015
The most addictively drinkable Autumn seasonal beer. I blame an extra inch of my belly to this tasty beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3222) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2015
On Tap Clear chestnut brown Scan fleeting head retreating to a thin ring Malty liht toasted aromas and flavors. Clean and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (670) - - DEC 5, 2015
Draft. Aroma of caramel and oak. Flavors of caramel, vanilla, oak and maybe even a bit of cinnamon. Lots of good flavors, but, as other commentors have noted, is a bit watery, mineral on the palate. Otherwise excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2015
22 oz bottle- Pours clear autumn amber with a nice dense bubbly off white head. Aroma is caramel malts, maple, sweet and appealing. The taste is strong caramel malts, has a somewhat mineral like well taste similar to some Euro lagers, but pretty thin and boring otherwise. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Poured a nic copper but with minimal head and no retention. Aromas of Carmel malts, wet bread. Sweet on the nose and taste. A bit thin in the mouth. Taste is bready as is the finish. Typical of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
12 oz bottle from work. Aroma is doughy, bready, caramelly, toast. Pours clear amber with a medium bone-white head with decent retention. Taste is too sweet for my tastes, very bready. Some alcohol warmth. Kind of thin and watery. It’s not too bad, just not my cup of tea. I’ll drink it, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slubgob (264) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle into mug. Rich copper pour, not a lot of head. Bread aroma touch of hops. Bit thin in the mouth, more bread, touch of sweet. Quick finish. Perfectly drinkable, perfectly interchangeable with any other middling version of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Poured dark copper with a thin head. Bready aroma. Taste is wheat bread and corn with a dry finish. Decent. I seem to recall the abv being higher in an earlier incarnation of this one.

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