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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
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
It has very little aroma. It pours a nice amber color, which I expected for this beer. Its very plain. The first sip starts off bland, a hint of malt. Then it finishes with a light bitter taste. That is it, it really had no complexity at all. It has a very light, watery palate. Just really depressing since its one of my favorite breweries. The old Oktoberfest was infinitely better then this.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutBeerReviews (76) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Solid tasty brew. Nothing offensive, typical Carmel sweet taste for an Oktoberfest. Tastes sweeter than it smells.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (935) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2017
12oz bottle from Beerhawk, and poured into a snifter on 29-Dec-2016. Clear reddish brown in colour with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma idk sweet - biscuit malt and toffee. Medium body and carbonation. Taste is sweet and malty. Caramel, spices, hops, bread and dark fruit. Light, drinkable but on the sweet side.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (1047) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ronritter (209) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12oz bottle pours orange with medium head sweet malty aroma taste was the same very drinkable

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
simontomlinson (94) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5918) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8511) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2708) - 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.


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