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RATINGS: 645   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19499) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
I found this Oktoberfest above average. From the bottle. Nice amber pour with a medium head. Pleasant aroma of lightly sweet malts and just a hint of hops. Mild flavor and not too complex, but very drinkable. Some nice caramel notes over a malty backbone. Finish is smooth with a sublte malt aftertaste. Not bad for a macro.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The pour is almost copper in color with a finger of off-white head. S: Smells skunked (already?!). Sort of a pennies type aroma to it with some bread and yeast. A light sweetness of toffee and caramel, luckily. A touch of cherry cough syrup, too. T: A lot of straw and grain husk astringency to this. Fairly metallic with a moderate bitterness. Light grassy hops, some yeast, and a subtle (more like drowned) sweetness. A touch of skunk on the palate. M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Way too many things gone wrong with this one, and it just came out!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16090) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2002
Orangey-amber; caramel nose; some toast, caramel in the palate; slightly syrupy in the finish, with only the vaguest hint of hops; sweetens out right at the end with a toffee note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhensonb (14482) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Warm caramel/toffee aroma. Reddish amber color with a white head that just fizzed out completely. Thin to medium bodied with mild carbonation. It is slightly cooked caramel sweet, and there is enough bitter to keep it from being cloying. However, it is all about the malt. The finish, once the sweetness drains away, does impart some bitter. Too bad it didn’t arrive sooner. To me it’s more Newcastle Brown in flavor than anything else I can think of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13894) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Poured copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malty aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet flavor with a light bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (13688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
Bottled, 330ml, pasteurised. Orange amber with fizzed head. Dull malty carbonated beer, flatish taste, cardboardy initially. There is a vegetal hop and a malted sweetness with caramel. Poor to average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, toffee. Taste is mild sweet, earthy, toffee. Finish is slightly metallic. A little less sweet than the typical O-fest. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Red copper beer with a light brown head. Light sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt taste with a touch of treacle. Light bodied. (October 2004).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (13146) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Best before 06.2009. Very red slightly hazy pour with a huge head, moderate retention and poor lacing. Aroma is grass with some cereal notes. Taste is grain with an odd metallic note. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12878) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep copper body with a large frothy off-white long lasting head. Aroma of perfume, spruce, and lemon. Slightly metallic finish.

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