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RATINGS: 634   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!


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4487) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Initial veggie cabage aroma. Clears into an acceptable clean smell in the glass. Fairly bitter on the tongue, more than I expected. Clear pale yellow color. Thin teafroth head. Nice looking bottle label, entertaining. Fine creamy carbonation. Lingering bitter biting back palate. Refreshing in its own acceptable way. Not heavy. Not as good as many other smoother octoberfests such as Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen or Schells.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4743) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours gold into a stein. Bright white head recedes to hug rim. Cereal and biscuit aromas. Sweet caramel malt upfront with a dry, lasting cookie finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
agl108 (886) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
On draft at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured clear with a skim of head. Looked like some typical beat ass pilsner. Astringent bug spray finish. Really not worth drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1505) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2008
pours gold with a small white head. Cereal grain and apple aroma. Similar flavor, some grassy hops and earth. Mildly sweet finish...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5117) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2008
(Draught at St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, on 2008-09-11) Pale golden. Clear. Small quickly disappearing white head. Some grass and malts in nose. Medium bodied fresh palate with lot of carbonation. Sweetness, malts, hint of grass and bitterness in taste. Easy to drink.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (4562) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12 oz bottle from EZ Liquors. Pours looking like a standard macro, clear pale golden yellow body with bubbly carbonation and an average size frothy foamy bright white head. Aroma of grains, sweet dough, dust, lemons and old cellar. Thin watery bodied with average to strong carbonation. Flavor of bread and grains with a slight touch of burnt rubber and some hop bitterness at the end. Bleh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2008
33 cl bottle. Pours with hardly any lasting head in an Ayinger glass. Aroma is light grains/cereal. Flavor has a sweet, honey taste with toasty biscuit. Not the best beer out there by far. Finish has a metallic flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5280) - 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 (9999) - 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.


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