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Water Street Old World Oktoberfest

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A dark German Lager brewed with 6 malts and carefully aged to produce a smooth hearty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft. From notes. Bready with grains and light caramel. Drinkable, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2765) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at the Grafton location, and dispensed to a dimpled mug, displaying a clear, coppery color with a decent layer of off white/light tan head foam that lasted a bit, and clingy spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was simply light toast and some caramel sweetness. Light to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, moderate hop bitterness, and fair maltiness. Basically sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (7466) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ the brewery in Milwuakee. Medium brown with a minuscule head. Sweet caramel, too sweet, and nothing else. Dirty earthy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Water Street Brewery. A clear light brown with very little head. A light malt aroma and taste. Not much else happening with the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Draft at Water Street. Why anyone would need to use 6 malts to make an oktoberfest is beyond me... Pours a nice looking amber, toasty and sweet malt nose, some caramel is noted. Faint herbal hops. On tasting, low bitterness, on the sweeter side. Reminds me of most American Oktoberfests, which isn’t a great thing. Sweet but dries out some in the finish. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbaaron (1524) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at brew pub. Light reddish brown. malt. toasty. Did not really care for this. Pass.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at Water Street Milwaukee, labeled simply as Oktoberfest. Dark caramel in color with no head. Roasted grain aroma is very light. Mildly sweet with caramel, toasted wheat and light butter. Very lightly carbonated with a slick mouthfeel and very watery aftertaste. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz (631) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Just a bit darker than a traditional oktoberfest. Toasty and bready. Sweet and slightly malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Sample. Rating #51. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Caramely aroma, light toast. Huge toasty flavor, light sweetness, but the toast is the most. (2421)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (7528) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2012
On tap at the Delafield location. Pours a clear golden amber with a near white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has notes of grain and bread with a bit of underlying cookie. Flavor has sweet grains and cookie up front with dome backing earthiness.

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