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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
12oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours pale gold topped by a small tight white head. Smells mainly of spicy noble hops. Light dough flavor eclipsed by noble hops. Spicy and soapy tasting. A bit sweet on the finish. Decent but certainly not an Oktoberfest.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Bottle, pilsner glass. Pours a pale wheat-straw gold, slightly hazy. Generous white head with great lacing. Heavy ongoing effervescence maintains a film of bubbles throughout drinking. Rich yeasty aroma, caramel and cidery maltiness also present. Lots of malt from the first sip, surprisingly carmelized for a pale beer. Fresh cider, and a hint of cherries also present. Nice effervescence on the tongue, getting a bit dry in the finish. Off flavors in the finish, like stale bread on the first sip, more of a metallic tang for the remainder of the glass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2008
500ml bottle from Beaumont Market in Portland, OR--Poured a rich golden-copper body with a small white head. Nose of grainy sweet malts and grassy hops. Residual sweetness with a bitter bite in the end. Smooth and drinkable, nice mouthfeel. Decent but missing something.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2008
A nice golden color with good carbonation and a small head. It smells of grains and malt with just a hint of hops. Not the best Octoberfest I have but no so bad either. It is smooth but just a bit too smooth and a bit skunked-like.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ron (2646) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2008 Flour City Brewfest. I was a little disapointed by this one after all the good ones I had from this brewer before. The hops did not apeal to me.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LinusStick (2879) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Blah. A terrible Oktoberfest. Aroma was stale lager with some biscuit. Pour was a very disappointing light gold with no head. I’ve never had an O/M this light. Taste was very sugary and sweet. Tasted like a Budweiser with some sugar dumped in it. Honey and metal in the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Golden color, light head, malty with notes of lemon, earth, and meadow. There are some drying hops in there also. Finishes malty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2475) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle (already available in early August!!??) Pour is a very clearand fairly light gold color... head is minimal and aromas are of sweet malt, grass and flowery hops. Flavor is sweet malt presence with a bit of a metallic edge to it that is a little off-putting. The aftertaste twists a little south through the metal and all that, ending on an unfavorable note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Golden beer with an off-white head. Malty, light mineral aroma with light grass. Malty, floral flavor with light mineral tones. Medium bodied, Easy drinking. Lingering malt/honey and floral notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Pale golden, slightly hazy with a thin white head. Aroma is bready and lightly crackery. A touch of soft herbal character and a lightly sulfurous note. Fairly minerally crispness. Very nice fresh malt character with a nice zesty minerally hoppiness. Good balance with a clean light maltiness that is well-integrated with the bright, zesty minerally hoppiness. Soft, creamy palate. Delicious brew and highly underrated.


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