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Willimantic Overseas Mail Oktoberfest

Willimantic Overseas Mail Oktoberfest
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our interpretation of this classic bier, golden amber with great malt flavors and Tettnang hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3394) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours amber with an off-white heae. Aroma of pale malts, grains and caramel, some light cereal, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good Octoberfest beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2013
on draft at brewery, a lightly sweet octoberfest with a light hop bite, this is a classic example, a tiny bit too thin but thats ok, this one is one that you can just keep em coming!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On draft at the harvest dinner. Really not a very good beer. The aroma is lacking much of anything but some light carmel, and herbal spicyness. Flavor just kinda tastes like lightly sweetened seltzer water. Very easy drinking but lacks depth and character.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3125) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 9, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Big toasted caramel aroma. This is a style for which I do not appreciate deviation and experimentation. This replaces the great Munich flavors for Caramel and Chocolate malts. Dry and clean, but the malt construction is off-style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Draft, denoted as Overseas Mail Octoberfest II. Minimal head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, clove, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, clove, allspice, some bubblegum. Light-medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation. Tasty, but did not strike me as an O-fest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Cask sample at the brewpub. Pours a mahogany with a thin white head. Smells of caramel malt and earthy. Tastes slightly bitter with a nice caramel malt presence.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Pours a deep coppery amber witha thin head. Aroma is lots of toasty sweet malts, sharp dark caramel malts and a light earthy floral hop thing going on. Sharp caramel mixed with munich toasted malts, light breadiness and some harsh burnt bread toast and a bit harsh overall and not as clean or smooth as a great o-fest should be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Sampler size sample. Another somewhat strange take on the Oktoberfest style, this one poured the amber-orange, slight copper color with a good initial head and decent lacing. The aroma was malty, but not really bready and spicey. The flavor was likewise malty and a touch of breadiness came through, but with some fruity ester aspects (for a lager anyway). Moderate mouthfeel, undercarbonated. Somewhat of a boring beer, certainly not a star take on the style, but certainly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Very dark brown with low carbonation. Sort of looks like a dunkel or a flat glass of coca-cola at first glance. Nice and malty though. Slight hop prescence. Nice stuff! Very interesting place, located in a former Post office. (Over 25 "guest brews" on tap!)


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