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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 2, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a amber/copper color with a thin beige head that last. Taste is of sweet malt, honey, caramel, bread and dark fruit. Sweet malt aroma. Has a decent body. Overall, okay. Too sweet and fruit forward for me.

3.1
Ronritter (837) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12oz bottle pours orange with medium head sweet malty aroma taste was the same very drinkable

2.9
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2016
From the bottle. Light malt aroma with hints of fruit. Copper color with a decent, cream colored head. Malt sweetness is prevalent, hops come later and linger. Sugary aftertaste.

3
Radek Kliber (7470) - 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.

3.2
simontomlinson (523) - 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.

3.4
obguthr (6532) - 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.

3.1
blipp (9502) - 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.

2.6
TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, 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.

2.9
JFGrind (2057) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Straight up American style Oktoberfest. Caramel, light bodied and a touch of bitterness.

3.2
alexsdad06 (10586) - West Chester, 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.


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