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RATINGS: 627   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4991) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Pours a clear golden, with a fizzy body, and a thick, but short-lived head - it threw me off at first, as I’m so used to o-fests being amber - pretty much everything about this beer isn’t what you’d expect an o-fest to be, which might account for some of the low ratings, but once you overlook that, this is a pretty decent lager - honey sweet nose, with soft, perfume-like floral hops, and a light bready character - the body is light and crisp - a noble hop bite presents first, with a light floral character that settles on top of it and lingers for a while, as mild honey sweetness gradually forms underneath it - the sweetness lingers for a bit, by crisp hops close things out - quite a refreshing brew - underrated, IMHO.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2008
Keg beer tasted at Pikkulintu 5.9.-08. White head. Pale clear yellow brownish colour. Soft malty and lightly waterly taste. Slight hoppiness. Fruity and slightly sweet. A 0.3L glass.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Straw yellow color with a small head. Very grassy aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet grainy taste with grass and hops. Medium body.

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 (2680) - 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 (2887) - 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.


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