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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a decent amber color with a white head. Caramel aroma and sweet taste. Pretty good mouthfeel, better than I expected. Strong carbonation. Not bad...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Aroma seems a little off. Flavor is creamy, sugary and a little tainted. On a side note, I hate how this site makes you sign in again if you go away for like five minutes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2007
For the "lighter" styles, Oktoberfest may be my new favorite. Strong amber, smells like harvest, and it’s rich on the malts. This went down quite fast.

Playing: Van Der Graaf Generator, Pawn Hearts

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2007
copper in color with a medium size tan head. smell is of caramel and malts slightly sweet. taste is nutty and creamy, definite malts and a little touch of bitters. nice overall brew, leaves the mouth a just a little thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
9-23-07. Hazy amber brown with great foamy head. Slightly medicinal aroma, but mostly malty and calm and not overdone. A bit of a doughy taste - slightly bland. Palate is very carbonated and slightly watery. I can drink this and it isn’t awful but it isn’t anything special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Cloudy copper pour with a nice and big off white head. Smell is somewhat light, but nicely of caramel and toffee scented malt. Somewhat light on the palate, yet not watery. Nice body, nice biscuity, toffee malty flavor. Nice, easy drinking , yet nicely flavored beer. More Oktoberfest like than amber, in my opinion, but nice either way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigMook (8) - tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007 does not count
This beer tastes like I put some honey, coke, riesling and a caramello into a bottle. Its good, I like it, but I won’t be sad if I don’t see it on the shelves the next I go to get some beer, some other brewery will make something exactly like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2007
I guess this being an amber ale explains why it did not taste at all like an marzen. Go figure. Aroma was a nice grapefruit hoppiness with some toasty caramel malt backing. Pours copper with a small beige head. Flavor is more of the toasty caramel malt notes with some buttery notes and a grapefruity citrus finish. Definitley more hoppy than I expected a Fest beer to be. If it is an amber, I enjoyed it a ton more than the Drop Top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (2615) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Bottle: Pours a true amber color with a small beige head and light lacing. Nose of floral hops, caramel, and malts. Tastes earthy and malty, but looses the hop presence from the aroma. Sort of a sweet then sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, light banana esters, pretty nice aroma. Taste is a light matltiness, some nuttiness. Doesn’t have much depth to it but it’s much better then I expected.

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