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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Loosen your lederhosen. Our full-bodied OKTO Festival Ale is inspired by Bavarian Oktoberfest, and we pay fitting tribute with its distinctive malt flavors, mild floral character and crisp clean finish. Prost! To the land of the Prost!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours a nice brown. Basic but strong Oktoberfestbeer. Very Germanic. Maybe a touch too sweet but thatís typical of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Sugary sweet nose with malt notes. Carmel, toast, biscuit. Clear amber with no head, good carbonation. Almost undrinkably sweet. Good malt depth and spice notes but so off-balance that itís lost. It might just be the sweetness, but something makes this immensely unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2010
(12oz bottle). Pours amber with thin off-white head. Clear with moderate amount of carbonation. Aroma of slight banana and cherry. Also a little floral and some cereal. Taste is malty sweet and sour-almost syrupy. Medium bodied with sticky texture. Carbonation is flat and finish is somewhat cloying and slightly bitter. Donít like this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Definitely not a true oktoberfest...but then again it describes itself as an ale. Pours a nice amber with brown highlights, a bit of foam not much else. Low malt aroma with a touch of burnt coffee. A very clean and crisp overall palate with a lot of relatively heavy caramel-like sweetness. The body is quite filling. Citrus hop aromas are present with a relatively high amount of bitterness for an Oktoberfest. This would easily classify as an american amber ale, unfortunately it does not carry the same toasty malt and rich melanoidin characteristics that you would find in a traditional Oktoberfest....instead it is too heavy on the caramel malt and the ale yeast brings too crisp a palate and does not accentuate the malt enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2204) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2010
12 oz bottle into English pint. Aroma is a conglomeration of wet dog, metal, grain, caramel, cinnamon. Pours a bright amber hue with a medium disappearing head that leaves a fine blanket of foam. Taste starts out malty sweet and ends bitter. Grainy flavor. Caramel corn in the aftertaste. High carbonation, long finish, medium to high body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3500) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle; poured a clear vibrant amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, sweet malt, with a bit of the Northwest hopping. Pretty flavorful for style and I like the NW influence in the finish. Clean flavors. Pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2010 Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--Oktoberfest Alt. 1999-12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Clear bright rich golden red color. Light mild front. Dominating impression is smoothness while flavor seems to be missing. Oktoberfest impression, with detectable old fruit bread flavors. Dry. 9/3/1999 Oktoberfest--Crisp Amber Beer. 2000 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Clear bright thin amber color. Malty crisp mild hop front. Smooth body with malty mild Oktoberfest flavor. Medium body has tasty restrained malt spice zing. Light clean chalky malt finish. Good but light. Sampled 8/30/2000. 2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Clear thin amber light red color. Mild slightly nutty malty front. Crisp very dry body with light toasted fruit malt notes. Nut hints. Light malty mild hop end. Light dry Oktoberfest flavor. Bland. Sampled 9/6/2001. 2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Clear thin amber color. Floral malty front. Thin crisp smooth Oktoberfest light sweet malty caramel body. Smooth easy mild hop end with subtle malty spicy Oktoberfest note. Tasty but quite mild. Sampled 8/21/2002. 2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--20 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Clear thin bright amber color. Light mild lace head. Light toasted malty mild floral hop front. Crisp smooth tangy mild toasted sweet malty caramel body. Clean creamy mild malt hop end. Mild Fest. Sampled 9/12/2003. "Oktoberfest ""Crisp Amber Beer" 2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--20 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Mild lace head. Clear bright thin rich amber bronze color. Toasted mild hop front. Crisp tangy malty toasted caramel doughy dry sweet thin body. Tangy crisp cloying mild hop end. Tasty mild Fest. Sampled 7/28/2004. Okto Otoberfest Festival Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--20 IBUís. (4.25/ 5.0) Oktoberfest--Mild lace head. Clear bright rich amber color. Malty mild hop front. Crisp mild sweet malty light toasted caramel mild fruit body. Clean tangy mild citrus mild hop end. Smooth easy rich Marzen. Sampled 8/18/2005. OKTO Oktoberfest Festival Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--20 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Creamy lacy head. Clear pretty bright rich red color. Malty toasted mild fruit hop front. Creamy lager smooth rich mellow toasted caramel fruit body. Smooth refreshing clean mild hop crisp end. Malty. Sampled 8/14/2006. OKTO Oktoberfest Festival Ale--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--20 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Missing head. Clear thin bright pretty amber color. Crisp mild hop malty fruit front. Flat smooth mild toffee caramel fruit ester hint tasty mild Fest body. Refreshing clean mild hop malt tang end. Sampled 8/23/2007. OKTO Oktoberfest Munich Style Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--25 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Tight lacy head. Clear pretty thin bright amber red color. Toasted malt mild hop front. Smooth mild creamy sweet toasted smooth malty caramel biscuit mild fruit body. Refreshing lingering rich malt mild hop clean satisfying end. Rich tasty malty Fest Ale. Sampled 8/12/2008. 6-Pack $7.99. OKTO Oktoberfest Munich Style Ale--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--25 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Thin thin lace fizzy white head. Clear deep bright rich amber red color. No sediment. Malty caramel mild hop front. Smooth mild sweet doughy toasted biscuit caramel fruit hint rich amber ale body. Smooth fresh satisfying clean mild hop lingering malt end. Aged Well. Sampled 7/10/2010. 6-Pack $6.99. Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--OKTO Oktoberfest Munich Style Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 25 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Mild lace thin fizzy off white head. Pretty bright rich ruby amber color. Lightly toasted malt mild hop fruit hint front. Delicate sweet doughy biscuit toasted caramel black cherry malt rich refreshing body. Clean smooth tasty mild hop lingering Fest end. Sampled 8/17/2010. Sampled three bottles. 6 - Pack $7.99.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Orangish/amber pour. Small head. Toffee, caramel, bread and some grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor is malty and a tad sweet and the hops offset the sweetness nicely. Pretty ok for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is toffee, caramel, toasted malts, raisins, leafy hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Clear orange color. Nice sweet malty aroma. Taste is quite flavorful and sweet. This a very solid marzen. Several elements of tea leaves that sit on the palate. Nice.

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