RATINGS: 231   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 OFish 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Draft at Johnny Brendas. Fresh, crisp, great malt profile and dry finish. Excellent Octoberfest brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (733) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (6052) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Great copper coloured body with a perfectly dense tan head. This is exactly what youd 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-Im not sure why this is classified as an Alt, but it really doesnt matter-this one doesnt deliver. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 19-December-2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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. wasnt a bad beer but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
freekyp (2112) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
A nice flavor, just enough hops taste that it isnt overwhelming. Great head out of a tap, very thick and stays tall for quite a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Small offwhite head, short lived with a touch of stringy lace left behind. Clear amber/copper hued brew.Bready malt nose, yeasty with light fruit notes. Med/light body. Mildly sweet malt flavors, doughy with a hint of chocolate. Finishes medium dry with a slight astringency.

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