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RATINGS: 199   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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (971) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Amber in color, really large off-white head. Aroma has malt, a hint of caramel. Taste is similar with a small bit of bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (702) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma: some apricot, roasty; Appearance: dark amber with frothy head that quickly diminishes, little lacing; Taste: sweet, with slight bitterness, some apricot; Palate: medium body with average carbonation, finish is long with some lingering apple juice maltiness; Overall: drinkable but not my favorite style, would probably not buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - OCT 31, 2015
Amber color with a big off white head. Aroma is mildly sweet. Flavor is sweet and malty, a little light in the body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (2447) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.99 a sixer? Okay! Generally a top sweet marzen. Big malts almost no bitterness. Fine for the price as a drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (951) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Crystal clear copper / amber color with a frothy white head. Toasted malt and wood aromas. Taste is more of a standard amber ale than an Oktoberfest. Nice roasted malt flavors with a touch of sweetness. A bit of earthy bitterness to balance it out. Body has a creamy texture which gives it a fullness. Finishes dry with a light honey sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2410) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Pours minimal head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is mild grains with a little apricot. The taste is mildly sweet to start, a little caramel, a touch of bitter in the middle and finishes sweet. Nice profile. The texture is a little sticky. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5324) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Pours clear, bubbly copper-golden with a fairly thick buff head. Aroma is on the weak side, but tempts with malty and caramel tones plus a bit of fruit. Flavor is more forthcoming, malt plus caramel, fruit (didn’t get any apricot, though), woody hops and cloves. Mouthfeel presents OK body and some good fizz. Prost!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Attractive clear radiant amber. Frothy khaki head. Aroma is all malt, caramel and bread, toffee. Flavor much the same. Some berry fruitiness. Bigger light body. Sweet. A little spiciness. Fairly clean finish. Ok.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5541) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2015
In a bottle says goose oktober fest. Yes, a little more personality than a typical pale beer. Darker in color like a yeengy. A little more medicinal than I like but OK for the most part. Goes down fairly easy but I may regret that. OK decent fest beer experience.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (689) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2015
BOD 8/13/15. Pours a clear amber with a rich garnet cast. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Quite good, but light, nose of toffee, biscuit, light caramel, hints of pear and subtle earthy hops. Heavy light body with a smooth texture that has creamy hints. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The carbonation is almost perfect for the body. The flavor profile is quite outstanding. It’s balance is nearly perfect. It starts with light toffee that flows into a caramel sweetness that is just enough to notice but not dominate. The middle brings a slight earthy hop flavor and bitterness. Light pear creeps out as the finish approaches. The finish is fairly clean with a subtle earthy hop flavor lingering.


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