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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The inviting aroma of this beer is malty, bready and dovetails into a smooth body with a delightfully silky finish. The malt profile plays just a half step in front of the hops, which is indicative of this style but often hard to calibrate. In my mind I had a clear perception of what an ideal Oktoberfest should be and this recipe nails it!

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3.3
MaltOne (380) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Unique malt profile on Oktoberfest. Pours medium brown. Typical Oktoberfest profile with the following distinction... the malt more deeply roasted then typical giving it a more toasted quality then typical, and a above average hop finish for a drier, less sweet result. Nice.

3.3
Atom (2556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2017
12oz bottle pours a clear pale golden copper with a large off white head. Aroma of caramel malt with dry lager yeast and hops. Taste is sweet and bready, some dry bitter hops, caramel and toffee malts, and earthy yeast. On the lighter side for a Marzen.

3
jackl (8287) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Keg @ Ale Asylum. 08/14/16. Deep gold pour with a small head. Nose is bready and suggests sweet dessert pastry. Some caramel. Flavor is sweet and a little Grassy on the finish. Slightly chewy caramel. Clean. Crisp carb.

3.2
zoucrew102 (2048) - - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle, thanks George999! Bready malt aroma with sweet fruity and caramel malt notes. Pours clear golden colored with a thin white head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with sour fruit and some bready malt flavors. Finishes smooth with some caramel malt flavor penetrating the sweet fruity flavors. Pretty good, but this doesn’t seem to be an Oktoberfest to me.

3.3
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 8/14/16. Clear amber, thin fizzy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of toasted malt, earth, caramel. The taste is toasted caramel malt, mild stone fruit. Thin-medium bodied.

3.3
Niko100 (2980) - Chicago, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, some fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, fruit, and spice; Decent.

3.2
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Draft pour on tap at FirstDraft (Chicago, IL). Sure, let’s give a new Oktoberfest a go. Pours a more pale golden slightly carmelized color with mellow haziness, bubbly cascading carbonation through the body with a thicker whitish head atop, mellow layer remains and laces ok. Aromas are bready, a bit stale, mellow and tame. A subtle earthiness, touch of sweetness sustains. Pretty basic overall. Initial is a touch sweeter, thicker, and dull. A bit grainy, subtle sweetness, and pretty bland cereal appeal overall. A bit flabby, the bitter hop earthy appeal never quite hits and this one tapers out fairly tame overall. Not really all that Oktoberfest themed. Pretty hew mew.

3.4
George999 (462) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
From bottle, the parents is cloudy blonde with a bright white head that is thick and highly carbonated , the aroma is yeast some Hops and a little bit Floral. The taste is malty a light to medium roasting, bread and is something crisp. The finish is carbonation and malts there is a little bit of malt lingering on the back of the throat. The mouthfeel is medium.

3.2
deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of straw with some sweet grain and hay underlying. Flavor has sweet grains and hay with a decent amount of straw as well.

3.5
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle from - shit I don’t remember, one of my local spots - served at cellar temp or a little lower in a pint glass. Modest but lasting snowy head stays in place for a bit above the very pale amber-gold body...a near-perfect caramel-malt - toasted aroma, or would be if it were just a bit stronger - just what I want and expect in the style apart from it’s strength; a faint hint of lemon is not unwelcome...in the mouth it’s pretty solid as well, not overly sweet but again with enough of that caramelized character, a bit of smoky/burnt stuff, perhaps a touch of corn sugar? probably just my imagination... body is a bit on the thin/watery side but not enough to detract really seriously; carbonation moderate and on point. A solid example, could attain greatness with a bit more body and a slightly more powerful nose. Nice name an label.


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