RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Brewed in the traditional Märzen style our Oktoberfest pours a brilliant copper over rose color with a bone white head. Notes of toffee and burnt sugar in the aroma and flavors of sweet dried apricots are delivered in a dry malty body with the mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops.

This is the new recipe bottled by AB-InBev. Old entries for the earlier bottled and Brewpub version are located here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/goose-island-oktoberfest-brewpub-recipe/6808/

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Where and how: tasting @ VB 12 oz
Aroma: nutty, woody, fairly malty approach. Some dryness on edges. Slight feel of citrus. Lacking depth.
Appearance :
Top: medium smaller top, short lived. <br Base: clear amber.
Palate : medium bodied, slightly oily, medium plus carbonation, shorter finish.
Taste: bready, malty with nice rounder feel to it. Minus- overly aggressive carbonation. Slight heat on top end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
simontomlinson (289) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Frothy beige head stayed well on a translucent auburn body. Malty & dark fruit aroma. Medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Quite smooth though. Malt, plum, toffee, brown sugar slightly hoppy on the back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6233) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Slightly yeasty and beany malt and dried leaves. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Honey, dried leaves, and pecans. Medium body easy carbonation. A little too sweet, but true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8985) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Draft. Pours Amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, lighter toasted bready notes, and faint bitterness. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2732) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Clear light garnet. Jagged collar of eggshell foam. Sloppy aroma of caramel chews, prune, brown sugar, rock candy, toasted bread, candy corn, and apple juice. Edgy, pointy and sharp carbonation. Oppressively sweet, initially, with assertive plum notes colliding with brawny wet bread. No malt detail or vividness is able to overcome the sugar-laden body. Negligible hop zip, with merely a trace of floral and licorice notes. Apple juice contributes additional flabbiness to the pervasive sugars, as notes of wet paper continue to speak to the careless malt extraction. Notes of candy corn testify to the dirty fermentation. Wet, limp and sugary-medicinal finish is comprised of wet toasted bread and raisin. Another slapdash stab at a märzen from an American brewery, that’s ultimately way too underattenuated to enjoy. Very generic and sloppily assembled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (2038) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Straight up American style Oktoberfest. Caramel, light bodied and a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2016
12 oz bottle from Kroger. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some general fruit, could be the apricots, biscuity, some mild earthy bitterness, pretty average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeongminyun (14) - SOUTH KOREA - OCT 23, 2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (1061) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Pours amber, off white head. Aroma was malts, toffee, roasted grain. Taste was medium sweet, caramel, malts, toasted grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2209) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours deep caramel-copper into the glass, clear with a fizzy white head that diminishes with each pull to no lace of which to speak. The nose is of caramel and light spices. Nice caramel and toffee sweetness and met with light pie spices in the finish, closing spicy. The body is medium with a round mouthfeel and appropriate carbonation semi-zest to the palate, as to make a very nice quaff for this Märzen. All-in-all, a nice Oktoberfest... malty, perfect for the season. Good job.

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