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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.5
MNAle (226) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2017
Slight aroma, not much there, really. Some malty aroma, actually hints of kind of a citrus aroma (but just a hint). After it warms a bit, the aroma becomes more prominent, but still not very strong. Golden pale yellow. Only an occasional lonely bubble. White head is creamy-looking, but fades quickly. There seems to be a slight haze. It is absolutely gorgeous looking. The body has a good feel, if a bit flat. Nice malty backbone. Taste is malts balanced by a bit of a tartness. Finish is slightly bitter / tart. Taste is OK, but not really up to the standard.

3.7
tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Solid octoberfest example. Not overly sweet as are many examples. I would buy this again, which I don't say about many in this style.

3.7
piscator34 (2647) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 19, 2017
On draft at Fair State. Clear gold in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas of whole wheat bread and iron-tinged well water. More of a toasted bread note on the palate along with some mineral and mildly herbal hop elements. Medium bodied and easy drinking. I really appreciate that it's not as sweet or heavy as some North American interpretations of the style.

3.8
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Tap; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma cereal with some light caramel malt and honey; taste is light sweet with caramel, cereal, and hints of honey and grass; dry finish; probably the best beer I have had in this style

3.1
Atom (2572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Pint can pours a clear golden with a medium beige head. Faint caramel aroma. Watery and slightly heavy on the palate, taste has a mild dry bitterness into light caramel and toffee malts with a touch of lager yeast.

3
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Draught at the Republic, Minneapolis, MN. Thanks Derek!
Clear golden color with a small white head. Mild sweet malt, mild bitterness and some hops in the Märzeny aroma. The flavor is sweet malt, mild dryness and peanut skins. Oktoberfest it is.

3.8
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Bomber courtesy of jackl. Thanks! Clear amber with a medium sized foamy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, mild grassy hops. Medium bodied, well balanced, simple and well executed.

3.6
portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
22 oz. bottle pours clear gold with a tight white thin head that fizzes away to a film that lasts with constant good looking carbonation. Aroma has a light clean straight forward octoberfest beer with nice soft sweet malt light spice and even softer hop presence. Taste is slightly bitter and mild spice clean sweet malt a hint of banana/wheat, very drinkable. Palate is thin fizzy and clean with a touch of dryness in the finish.

3.7
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
(bomber poured in stein) Pours a dark gold color with a large and well retained white head. Aroma is strong of cereal grains and smells similar to a box of freshly opened bran cereal. Little orange-like kicks (more marmalade than anything else) arise and provide a nice contrast to the malt. Further fruit characteristics include a bit of peach, but more in a candied form like peach rings. A bit of toastiness comes through as well. Lot of breakfast characteristics (aside from the peach rings) going on here. Flavor holds a lot of smooth caramel and toasty malt before transitioning up to a pop of orange zest that quickly collapses back down with a crisp, minerally, finish. In between the toast to zest transition lies a little bit of apple butter, which took some warming of the beer to tease out. Mouthfeel is medium and carb is appropriate. Overall a very solid o-fest.

3.6
badgerben (5324) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Clear dark gold colo with a large, fast falling head. Lig honey and mandarin aroma. Nutty, buttery flavor. Bready. Light orange and honey. Medium body. Lightly sweet finish.


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