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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2010 = 9.73% ABV
2011 = 10.01% ABV
2013 = 10.2% ABV
2014 = 9.5% ABV
The Kaiser once said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, wed all be "sprechenden Deutsch!" We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest - gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops - then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
FROM NOTES: October 21, 13. A: Big and malty, of course. Bready notes, caramel notes, booze and a general fruitiness. A very faint hint of hops also. A: Deep orange bordering light brown. Soapy white head providing some lace. T: Very much like the nose, with a rich and malty sweetness kept in balance by the bitter and spice notes of the hops. Alcohol burn is present also. P: Thick, creamy, smooth, lightly carbonated. O: Very easy drinking; I thought this would be more like a bock than a strong Oktoberfest, but this did a great job of just being a stronger Oktoberfest while maintaining those characteristic Oktoberfest notes.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (1039) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bomber. Hazy orange with no head. Toffee, buttery, bourbon and almond aromas. Butterscotch flavor with a grassy aftertaste. Heavy body with oily feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadski (89) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Really like the Dictator series. An interesting mix of styles for this one. Nice imperial presence with a sweetness that extends beyond the usual malty Oktoberfest flavors ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2320) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Very malty. Nuts and caramel, sweet and full. A hint of spice and a touch of hops, but not enough to sway things.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1490) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Clear , copper color. Aroma of toasted malt and overripe fruits . Very sweet, malty taste with notes of raisins and hint of alcohol. Floral , hoppy bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1715) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Clear red copper pour with an off white head. Aroma is dates, bread, caramel, and some berry. Taste is caramel, toast, dates, and raisin. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saltyseadog (53) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2016
22oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, Batch No 13, Aug 2016, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Smells of ripe fruit, cracker malt and dry biscuit with hints of seawater and butterscotch. Pours a deep coppery red with a profusion of carbon dioxde bubble all over the glass and two fingers of pillowy white head. Flavor profile is ripe fruit and seawater followed by malt and biscuit with a long finish of fruit with a mild but distinctive alcohol burn, giving away the Imperial classification. Not too much though. Medium bodied, slightly sweet and mouthcoating with exactly the right amount of carbonation making this supremely easy to drink for a 9.5% brew. An excellent beer. Oktoberfest is not a preferred style for me, but the strength and balance of this one make up for a lot. May have to pick this one up again next year. Nicely done Avery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4213) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours a clear golden brown from the bomber with fluffy cream colored head that leaves good lace. Aroma of nice malty sweetness and a hint of earth. Taste follows, clean and easy, to style, but a warming booze on the way down. Good for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5966) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Aroma is strong caramel/toffee, bread/malts and light fruit. The flavor is strong caramel/toffee, malts, fruit, slightly grainy and a mix of alcohol and slightly cloying sweetness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5043) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle at Seattle tasting. As part of an epic vertical. Rating the 2015 bottle. Rich, darker copper, ring tan head. Fig and orange, rich, tart alcohol. Good take on imp lager. Fresh, tart alcohol. Not bad at all. (older versions were much sweeter, with more reduced flavors)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CopterScott (247) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
copper color with a thin white head. aroma is yeast, nuts, and a little booze. Flavor is bread, sweet caramel, and nut. very sweet but in a good way.


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