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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bayern Oktoberfest is the classic Bavarian Dark Märzen: not too sweet yet malty with a nice hop flavor. This beer is brewed with Pilsener, Munich and German Dunkel malt. The hops for this special brew come straight from the Hallertau region in northern Bavaria and the finishing hops are Saaz from the Czech Republic. Bayern’s fastest selling seasonal specialty beer, this beer is not just called Oktoberfest, it is Oktoberfest beer. It is brewed according to the standards of the Brewers’ Guild of Munich, which was established in 1815 when they brewed this beer for the first time to celebrate the royal wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Maria Theresia.

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3.3
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle. Suprisingly dark, ruby colors only showing through with moderate light. Clear with a decent light tan head that fades to a ring and leaves fair lacing behind. Aroma is rich and malty with a little background of earthy hops. Lighter side of medium bodied. Flavor is pretty malty and a bit too much of residual sugar. Decent earthy hop bitterness. Not bad.

3.3
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Pours a nice deep dark amber color. Aromas of bread, caramel, and hops. Flavor has a nice big malty taste witha nice bitter hop finish.

3.3
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Dark brown with a modest head and minor lacings. Taste is brown sugar, soy sauce, slight bitter hops, a slight amount of boiled ham, some leather. Not like any other beer that was labelled Octoberfest. Abv at 6% is much too high for a session beer. Sweet overall but not overwhelming.

3.3
mbgrayson (818) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Picked up a six pack of the 2008 batch in Missoula today. Like past batches, it is a good, all around bock/brown beer. Has some sweetness/maltiness. A very drinkable beer that I like a lot.

3.3
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pours clear dark amber brown with a frothy beige head with decent retention. Aroma of sweet caramel and nut, along with some darker fruit. Taste has some burnt bitterness and sweet caramel and fruit sweetness. Medium long bitter finish. Medium body.

3.2
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
I think the commercial description about says it all. Very short and sweet this one was. Very malty and nutty just like I expected it to be, no hops detectable at all, maybe as an afterthought. Medium - bodied, with a nice chewy sweetness at the end. The best of the Bayern beers that I have had.

3.2
wulfhere (218) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle. Deep garnet color, smallish tan head with some decent lace. Nose is sweet caramel, some banana, and bit of nutmeg. Mouthfeel is thin and the finish is less sweet than the nose led me to believe. Not much hopping in the boil on this one, but I like the flavor. I wish Bayern would kick up the gravity a bit. It seems like they brew to the common palate more than I’d like. Missoula can handle more gravity than this.

3.2
Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Picked up 12-oz bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a dark caramel cola brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a fine film and thin ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some light flowery hops, a touch of toffee and raisins. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt and some dry roasted nuts and citrus. Finish is slightly dry with a good hop bite and a faint caramel malt aftertaste. One of the more dry Oktoberfest brew than the sweeter styles I’ve tried.

3.2
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Kyzr. Poured dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is malty with notes of bread, some roast and maybe a little yeast. Flavor is mostly sweet and malty with a lightly crisp finish and light roast. Kind of thin, but it is flavorful.

3.2
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber/ brown color with tan foam. Dark multi grain bread, wheat cracker, nutty aromas. Light bodied with soft co2. Dark multi grain toasted bread flavors with some roasted nuts--roasty toasty n’ lightly sweet--not bad


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