RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
First released in 2002, and sold out in two weeks. A tribute to the classic Fest styles of Germany the O’Fish uses European malts hops and yeast. A beautiful reddish color, a savory malt profile and nice hop flavor, make this Fest beer quite drinkable. OktoberFish is great with food and especially great with Lederhosen.

Malts: Muessdoerffer Munich, Muessdoerffer Vienna, Pauls Amber, Dingemanns De-Bittered Black and Two-row pale
Hops: Horizon, Crystal
Yeast: Dusseldorf Alt
Original Gravity: 14.3 Plato
Formats: 1/2 kegs, 1/6 kegs, cask-conditioned
Availability: September 1 to November 1 (if it lasts that long)

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Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Tap at Andy’s. This was a great O-fest. It had a caramel nose, good mouth feel, small bitter after taste, Brought you back for more. I loved this.

pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Draft at Johnny Brenda’s. Fresh, crisp, great malt profile and dry finish. Excellent Octoberfest brew.

GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Mahagony/Copper pour supporting a thick and fairly long lasting dusky khaki head. Nutty and malty aroma with some hops, a touch of earthy smoke and a hint of vanilla. Strong but not overpowering malt flavor in keeping with the style with a nice balance of hops and toasted nuts. Finish was crisp and slightly sweet with a hint of toffee and the mouthfeel was nothing special. Overall, a nice Festbier and one worth trying if you see it locally.

zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Pours orange/amber, with a white head. Aromas are malt, brown sugar, fruit and hops. Flavors are brown sugar and fruit, with a thinner than expected body.

jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Great copper coloured body with a perfectly dense tan head. This is exactly what you’d want a autumn beer to look like! Aroma of fresh low a.a. hops, citrus, nuts, malt, toffee and some caramel. Medium-bodied; Strong nuttiness up front with some metal and blood tastes. Aftertaste shows some caramel and other sweetness, but hardly any character, malt or hops. Overall, a decent beer-I’m not sure why this is classified as an Alt, but it really doesn’t matter-this one doesn’t deliver. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 19-December-2004.

wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2004
A fine Ocktoberfest. I had this on tap at Mainstreet. The taste was really nice. Good like Paulaner and Hacker Schorr. This beer goes really nicely with any meal, and also goes well if you follow it with a Hefeweizen. Very good.

Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Poured a light amber with a big off-white head. Light fruit, bread, and malt on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Spice, citrus, light fruit, doughy, with dash of hops. Decent lingering aftertaste. Altbier? I am not so sure about that. wasn’t a bad beer but nothing spectacular.

freekyp (2470) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Malty aroma with a hint of continental hops. Flavor seems somewhat unfinished. Sickly sour malt. Balanced. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a quickly receding head. Underwhelming.

Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle. Really just a nice October from Flying Fish. Mysteriously labeled as an altbier? Is it really? I dunno but give me a few more of these

richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
A nice flavor, just enough hops taste that it isn’t overwhelming. Great head out of a tap, very thick and stays tall for quite a while.

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