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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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!


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (237) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Appearance: pours a sudsy 2” cream colored head that recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Color is a clear amber with moderate carbonation streaming. Aroma: rich yeast bread malts, caramel, and some floral hop. Mouthfeel: light bodied, crisp, with a mostly dry finish. Flavor: caramel and toffee are dominate, with a bit of nuttiness as well. Bread dough and enough hop bite for some balance. Overall: well done and appropriate to the style.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopwine (322) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Sweet bready, caramel malt bill works well however there’s not really enough noble hop presence to balance it out. Solid and inoffensive nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2135) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Date bottom right corner reads in white "July 18 14." This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a semi - dark red color with about a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing tries to concave a bit but spreads out to a nice semi - thick white foamy lacing. The smell has a nice rich sticky sweet caramel maltiness running through a light roasty nuttiness and then a light toffee comes across nicely. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a thorough caramel rich nutty flavoring, light breadiness coming in as well. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a nice sticky sweet caramel aftertaste that lead to a semi - dry finish. Overall, I’m not exactly sure why this labeled an Amber ale on ratebeer but if anything, this one definitely lives up to the Oktoberfest style, I could definitely do this again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (194) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Pours a deep amber. Aroma is malts and brown sugar. Taste is some maltiness and quickly dissipates to light tea water. Must try again over ice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
A little caramelized malt and a touch of smoke with some rust. Pours copper without much head or lacing. Light sourness on finish. Some mash malt. Bottle from Chevy Chase.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. A: Deep clear auburn with a disappearing white head. Touch of lacing. N: Toffee and caramel. Hint of pine. Biscuit and cracker. Touch of burnt brown sugar. T: Mildly sweet; not much in the way of bitterness. M: Medium - light body which dips into watery territory. O: Octoberfest for the non - German. Clean and malty but lacks in many areas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hojoo (4) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
appearance: amber~copper color. not so clear. aroma: citrus, floral, bread, sweet. taste: starts with high malt sweetness, ends with moderate hop bitter. also pumkin-like taste, citrus and little grassy exist. palate: medium body i think. medium carbonation. overall: quite good to drink in free atmosphere. not impressive, but comfortable and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Sweet nutty fruity nose. The flavor is toffee, a bit of sweet vegetal fruity flavors. Quite clean and smooth. A nice oktoberfest.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Very malty on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a weird floral note thrown in.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2018) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma beats the taste - nice floral malt. Clear deep amber with a thin head cover, no lace. Taste is sweet malt that adds a light bitter near the end, but it gives up way before it gets there. Certainly easy to quaff, because there isn’t much flavor or body to get in the way. Outside of aroma, disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4904) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle, I assume this is a little past its prime. Nose is sweet and malty, rich and doughy with light spice underneath. Deep reddish-amber pour with a soapy beige head. Taste of light bitterness and alcohol seepage, light sweetness but not too much, thin medium body with a little warmth and occasional herbal/floral caresses. But the story is the above-average malt complexity, not lagerish but still inviting, with doughy and caramel components, a touch of Werther’s. It’s a little bit hot/less than clean, but good enough.


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