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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oktoberfest is one of the most celebrated traditions in German culture. And though Kansas may be a long way from Munich, we share the sentiment. Our Octoberfest was only the second specialty beer we ever brewed, and the original batch was first tasted back in 1989. To this day, it continues to be one of our most popular brews, with folks seeking it out both at the brewpub and on the shelves of their local liquor stores.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Poured into Free State shaker glass. A nice amber color with good head. medium bodied, and a round caramel tone, but not a caramel sweet one. Clean character. A good beer.


4.1
balloonbuffoon (605) - - SEP 30, 2017
12floz bottle, BBD: 12.03.2017, $9 for a six-pack, nonic glass. Aroma: butterscotch-caramel. Appearance: dark amber (cherrywood), translucent, off-white head with good retention. Taste: biscuity and honey-caramel. Palate: Medium bodied, malty with a rather reserved sweetness. Overall: Clean and well composed. A fine U.S. brewed Octoberfest.

3.7
DiarmaidBHK (5921) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Taster at brewpub. Pours light brown with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Solid malt notes on the nose. This beer seems to coat the tongue with a thin layer of maltiness. Finished clean. Not my favorite style but it’s very quaffable.

4.1
magsinva (1433) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Draft @ Free State - clear copper with a white head. This might be the best Märzen I’ve ever had. Great ready malty sweetness, spicy bitterness, but not too much. Very nice!!

2.9
PanMarek (463) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Reddish, mostly clear pour with somewhat lasting foam. Bread and malt in the nose with some richness, perhaps chocolately. Flavor follows, but the spice gives the finish some bitterness. Medium body, mild fizz.

3.4
ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Tap at Whole Foods, Omaha. Pours dark amber, fleeting off white head. Aroma was roasted malts, earthy, caramel. Taste was mild sweet, toasted malts, spicy finish.

4.5
MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2016
There’s some German blood flowing through Kansas, and Free State apparently channeled all of it to churn out this copper-colored beer. It smells malty, bready, and lightly chocolaty. Its flavors are mostly sweet. There’s caramel and a mildly spicy finish from the hops. Balanced feel. Rich but not as full-bodied as some fest beers. This beer has long history with Free State, yet it continues to be a winner. That’s pretty fucking special.

3.8
wlajwl (7075) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Aroma is fruit, malts and a strong graininess. The flavor is fruit, malts, grainy and a beery/mildly bitter finish.

3.6
edgallow (4479) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, grass, citrus and some fruit. Taste is malts, grains and caramel.

3.6
Finhead (1816) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Clear, copper-amber pour with a white head. It has a light, bready aroma. The medium body has slightly sticky texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a lasting finish.

3.8
dmschefke (583) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours a deep mahogany with thin off-white head that doesn’t stay around long. Aroma of caramel, toasted barley, slight dried fruits, and a bit of a nutty character. Taste matches well and makes for a nice hearty Marzen, quite enjoyable for a style I enjoy greatly.


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