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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Draft rate from the hotel bar during a random business trip to NJ. Poured a medium clear amber, decent head. Aroma was lightly of toffee accented malts. Flavor matched, hint of floral hops on a balancing bittering finish. Not bad at all. Hadnt seen Flying Fish in ages, and it had been an early staple of the emerging craft scene down here. Cant really say that I had missed them, had actually totally forgotten them until I saw the tap handle with the fish bones. Still a great logo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 16, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance The beer is served a copper red color with a billowy head of two fingers of just off white foam. The head fades rather quickly leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma is sweet with a good showing of caramel and some fruit of cherry and plum. Along with these aromas comes notes of a roasted malt and a little bit of a grainy and hay-like smell. Taste The taste begins with a roast malt flavor and plenty of caramel and brown sugar flavors. There is a little bit of a fruity flavor of cherry and a little bit of apple. The fruit starts out light, but gets stronger as the taste advances on further. All the while, the roast increases a bit and is joined by some spice and a little bit of a nut. While the roast increases from the start initially, it fades again at the end and with more sweet caramel and some fruit coming to the tongue, one is left with a rather sweet and lightly toasty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The feel is very nice for the fruity, sweet, and light roasted and nutty flavors of the brew and make for an easy drinker. Overall This is a rather enjoyable and easy drinking October fest with a rather sweet malty taste and a little bit of fruit and roast.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (485) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured at bar in pint glass a copper with a quick head and some lace. Aroma was cereal, malts. Taste was sweet malt with cereal and some caramels. Med body, smallest of hop bitterness at finish with a sweet malt aftertaste. Not mind blowing but solid fall beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Appearance- Clear copper with a wispy white head, not long lasting. Aroma- Sweet malts, straw, caramel, bread Flavor- Sweet malt with a nice bitter hop finish, some grass, caramel, dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10780) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
rich malts, toasted, with just a touch of hops for balance. even though its the weakest of the 3 we just had, still average. "

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Aroma, malty cellar like notes of must appreance, dark amber,foam head taste, nice smooth maltness, alittle watery though not as strong as I like palate easy drinking beer overall, ok, not my favorite Okerber fest beer, but I would try again.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (368) - - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle - Dry hop flavor with a little to much sweetness from the malt for my likeing. They say this one sells out quickly but I dont understand why. It has the off taste to it, maybe its the malt they use.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Aroma:Cereal-malt,grass... Appearance:Clear cooper, a lot of co2,good white head.. Flavor:malty,grass,light cokked vegetable...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (1068) - MOROCCO - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a clear amber amber with smallish head. Typical fest aroma of caramel and bready malts. A bit sweet with soapiness in the middle. A decent fest beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - DEC 31, 2013
Pours copperish red. Are. Aromas sweet malts and citrus. Very light malty flavors, few hoppy notes, hints of caramel and cinnamon. An OK beer from Flying Fish, but not their best.


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