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RATINGS: 416   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Fresh, clean and crisp taste, mild aroma and wonderful palette. Perfect with a meal or the launch of the greatest MMO ever made. A must try especially if you’re into lighter ales or planning a gaming night!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Got a sample of this last time I visited the brewery and I was very impressed. Lovely orange/golden color, crisp taste and leaves the palate clean for another try. Very nice. I think this will be a good year for Widmer's Oktfest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1771) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Amber with tan head. Sweet nutty malt aroma with some vanilla. Nice caramel malt flavor with some nuttiness. Slight hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Extremely malty with a fruity and tingly hop bitterness. Interesting alternative to the more traditional Oktoberfest beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Not a typical Oktoberfest. Tastes rather light and much sweeter when compared to other Oktoberfests. Maybe this is why I like it so much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4305) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, lönnsirap, karamell. Välbalanserad. Oljig och len karaktär. Lagom söt med en fin beska. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Maybe I’m not that knowledgable about the style but I thought this was great. Deep amber with a fluffy head. Extremely malty nose with lots of munich. Somewhat sweet with the hop spiciness of noble hops. Very clean and enjoyable.

   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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Not bad; going in the right direction. Poured with a medium sized very light tan head that is somewhat persistant and some lace. Color is a clear orange amber with lots of little bubble trails. Aroma is malt, fresh beer, and a bit of fruit. Flavor is much like the nose plus some caramel and a little on the dry side. Body is good; ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor and somewhat short in length.

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