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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional Oktoberfest beer is brewed to be enjoyed throughout the fall. Big malt character is balanced by noble hops and a dry finish. Prost!

2009 California State Fair – SILVER

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corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with ruby red edges and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind. Floral, earthy hop aroma with a surprisingly strong malt backbone. Grassy with subtle pine needle character countered by a strong caramel malt presence as well as some toffee and biscuit. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a stronger hop presence than the aroma suggests. Still has a very strong malt profile which dominates the flavor. Really surprising coming from this brewery. Slightly dank and sticky but the hop flavor is a touch one dimensional and is overpowered by sweet and slightly roasted malt notes. Grassy and floral with some dry bitterness countered by prominent caramel malt flavor, toast, toffee and biscuit. The ABV is well masked making it easy to drink but it’s a bit bland for my liking.

3.6
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours amber with white head. Caramel aroma. Caramel, toffee, fruit and floral hop flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation with a sweet caramel finish.

3.7
Ferris (16274) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft - Bready malts with a bit of caramel. Light clear amber with a thin white head. Caramel, spice and a bit of bread. Spice is nice and the bread is in check.

2.8
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Bear Republic, pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour are pretty restrained, with toasted malt, caramel, and German yeast. Pretty basic lager, but brewed well. Boring, but decent.

2.2
SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Small sample at Hotdog Magee’s Sugar Shack of Noodles in Harrisburger Town .. . Orange, mold foam ... Slick mouthfeel .. Empty finish, old caramel and expired grain .. . Not very good .. . . Damn skippy, you precocious rascal!!

2.7
VastActiv (7473) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some hops and malts.

3.4
VinegarStroke (441) - Napa, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at brewery. Amber red with little white head. Slight haze. Roasted malt. Fruit lift. Medium weight. Clean. Aromatic. Vinous palate. Almost moldy or apple like palate. Low bitterness. Ice fruity finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Hazed copper pour with a white head. Grainy sweetness on the nose, lemon peel, grass, and bread. Slight toast and nut aroma. Flavor is sweet bread and grain. Grassy hops, some lemon peel, and a light bitterness. Decent toast, a bit of nuttiness, and yeast.

2.9
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
had this on tap. typical marzen. Nothing really stood out about this beer. but it was easy to drink and it held true to form for an Octoberfest

3.1
mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5001-20121208] Tap. Light apple grains aroma. Clear, light orange yellow body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter straw grains flavour has a bit of a sour finish. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
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