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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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The Oktoberfest Lager is a smooth, amber lager with caramel and toffee malt flavors, noble hop flavors and a slight warming sensation from the higher than average alcohol content. Available in the Fall.

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3.9
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Good flavor, but nothing special in general. Nice blend of roasted malt and caramel flavor, but hops are almost undetectable. It is better than Sam Adam’s version of Oktoberfest, but certainly not the best I have had.

3.8
maltydogs (3) - USA - SEP 16, 2006 does not count
Tasted on tap at the brewery during the tour. Very nice example of a maerzen/oktoberfest style. light amber appearance with a pure white head. Up front malty with a little pecan nuttiness that is nicely balance out with some noble hop bitterness. I enjoyed sufficiently enough to buy a case! Prosit!

3.8
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
Exceptional on draught, very smooth and sweet initially with a comparable aftertaste to the Spaten oktoberfest

3.7
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draught. Poured a darker amber color with a slight head. Was one of the best Oktoberfests I’ve had - probably my favorite of the style. Nice and malty with a little bit of bitterness to it. Very biting feel to it which was really appealing.

3.6
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Dark amber in color with a thin off white head. NIce aromas. Malty and caramel flavors, and a nice, slight tough of hops. Very Enjoyable.

3.5
brownaler (663) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2004
An easy drinking oktoberfest that is packed with flavor regardlessly. CBC’s beers are usually on the dry side, and this is no exception.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2007
(12oz bottle, bottled 10/11/06, thanks wilkie) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, peach, nutty, some toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, peach, light lager yeast, finishes with some earthiness and a hint of alcohol. Watery light-medium body, rather drinkable

3.5
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a deep amber/copper wit white head. Nose is toast and biscuits, mild herbal noble hop aromas. On taste, more of the bready toast notes. Minimal hopping. Decent Oktoberfest.

3.4
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2009
On tap at the brewery - pours an amber color with a frothy tan head. Aroma of malt, toffee, hops, and caramel. Solid balanced malty taste with toffee, caramel and a sweet finish. Nice Oktoberfest from a solid local brewer.

3.4
GTAEgeek (2218) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear, dark copper, with a small, bubbly, tan head. Big, malty aromas of caramel, peat, and honey. Some hopping - I get some light saaz earthiness and a little pine. Sweet flavor, with some nice, mellow spice and light bitterness. Medium body, smooth, and a little acidic. Overall, this is a reasonably nice amber lager. It doesn’t really hit the high points of a good marzen in my opinion, but it’s a pretty good beer.


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