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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This seasonal specialty is brewed in limited quantities. Beck’s brewmasters create the distinctive, malty-sweet, amber-colored brew so people throughout the world can celebrate the season popularly known in Germany as Oktoberfest.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
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Appearance: This looks like most Oktoberfests I’ve seen except the body is a bit darker in color, being a copper. The body is crystal clear with only light amounts of carbonation, a thin tan head settles after the pour and quickly dissipates into a light coating on top.
Aroma: The aroma reminds me a bit of cooked vegetables, light floral hops, and some malts, not a fan at all.
Taste: The flavor is very much like the aroma, it’s not very attractive with the vegetable flavor right on the intro.
Palate: Medium body with light carbonation.
Overall: This is just not good, I wasted $1.30 on it, I guess it’s my own fault.

kasunnyflower (1) - manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
This is my all time favorite Octoberfest beer. You can just taste all the different spices throughout but yet its a smooth tasting beer. I look forward to this coming out each and every year

BlackHaddock (7585) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
12 Oz bottle in my daughters new house in Laguna Niguel, California on 3rd Feb 2017. Really enjoyed it, good Amber colour, good malty semi-sweet aroma and taste. One of the best O’fest beers outside of the actual, real fest in Munich I can remember ever having.

andrewje41 (4171) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2016
12 oz bottle poured. Saw this bottle, and just had to have it. Copper pour with a lasting foam head. Pretty skunky aroma, straw from quite a distance. Flavor seems to be similar to the regular Becks product, only sweeter. Some caramel addition. A bit of a spicy malt if you sit here, concentrate, and really think about it. Overall, extremely odd, but not discouraging. Drinkable. My biggest regret: not saving this for a larger tasting. Sorry, Mcberko.

luttonm (6661) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Andrew. A Lutton tick if there ever was one! Modest foam, very clear amber Vienna lager. Rotting vegetable aroma. Sweet, disgusting odd malty character. Egg, fermented rotten veg, odd fruitiness. Bright carbonation, at least. Bitter cocoa. Rather disgusting, an insult to the style. Pretty darn similar to the regular becks with a touch of added fruit and disgustingness. Nein, danke.

Panzerfaust (865) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 25, 2016
330ml bottle from a Lider supermaket in Providencia. Santiago, Nov. 2016. Pours a clear bright reddish color with a small fizzy white head that diminishes slowly leaving a thin film. Aroma is malty, with a good solid profile showing notes of biscuit, bread, caramel and some fruity touches. Slight hints of apple and pear. Quite good. Taste is light, not overblowing, but solid. Mostly sweet, biscuity, with good bitter balance from (probably) Saaz hops. Herbal and apple touches near the finish. Light to medium body. Highly drinkable. I drank gallons of these in the last few days when meeting some friends. Great when in the mood for a simple, straight-forward lager with character.

AlfredoGarcia (289) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 23, 2016
354 ml bottle. Bought in a Lider supermarket in Santiago. Dark amber/pale color, low head. little smell, some yeast, red fruits, honey sweetness to it. Easy to drink, super sweet ending, and pale beggining, nuts it there. Like a belgium beer without the strength. Well made and balanced. Pretty good value for money.

TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2016
(bottle) Samples at Gee’s Oktoberfest last month. I will be generous and say maybe this is much better fresh from the keg in the Deutscheland. But this is a poor offering for the biggest beer celebration on earth.

Docavey (89) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Had this from the bottle. Part of a mixed Octoberfest case I bought at total wine. The head initially was nice but very short lived. Clear dark amber color. Some malt on the nose but very weak nose. Bright in the mouth with malt and some hops. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 7, 2016
12 oz. green bottle. Crystal clear orange/amber with an off-white head. Smells kind of like what I think Beck’s lager smells like with a bit of slightly charred grain and lager yeast. The taste has this too. Light, slightly watery body. A bit of nice German malt comes through but it’s not very dominate. This lingers in the after taste which is nice. Easy to drink and refreshing, but not very interesting. Given the green bottle, I wonder if it’s better fresh.

nearbeer (5563) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2016
12 oz. bottle, 5.2% abv. Clear, copper-amber with a thin film of bubbles. Nose of toffee, lightly tart apple, bread and dried grass. Tastes of the same, but muted a bit by some cardboard notes. Near-medium bodied beer walks the delicate balance required of the style and has medium carbonation. Pretty decent industrial brew.

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