RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
The best domestic and imported German malts are used to produce our delicate yet complex bottom fermented lager. Its sweet maltiness dominates the palate but leaves behind a subtle, clean hop finish. Each batch of our Oktoberfest is cold lagered ensuring optimal enjoyment in the finest old-world tradition.

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DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
(10/9/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Clybourn, Chicago. Hazy amber color. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel and light citric notes. Sweet malty flavor with some toastiness, fruity hints and a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Not great but quaffable and enjoyable.

User29624 (1687) - - OCT 12, 2008
Poured cooper with a thin off white head. Light aroma of malt and grain. Light body, it was a little thin and watery. Not much spice to it, I expected it to have a lot more. Kind of disappointing.

GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a hazy medium orange color with an off white head. Much murkier than I had expected. Nice enough aroma of hay, noble hops, cereal grain, and honey. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet. The flavor was similar to the nose; honey-touched cereal grain, hay, and grassy hops. Pretty good.

drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2008
draft at the original goose island brewpub. i guess i never rated the bottles of this i had before they discontinued them. this draft version clocked in at 5.8%abv. pours hazy copper with white head. toasted grainy malt aroma, flavor is a bit toasted, grain husky, a bit malty. watery body. decent.

Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2008
Thanks go out to Odeed for this one. No idea how old the bottle was that he gave me, but I could certainly tell that it’s been aged quite a bit. That being the case, I was a little afraid that this was going to be well passed its prime and I prepared for the worst. However, this turned out to completely shock me. Nice head with hardly any hop aroma that allowed the mellowed toffee character to come out. A slight amount of oxidation that actually lended a slight complexity to the roasted caramel malt. A bit of kettle caramelization did the trick for me and really shocked my palate as I was not expecting this at all. I really have to go against the grain here and say that I really enjoyed this one. In fact, this would be one of the best examples of the style that I’ve ever had. One caveat however is that I obviously had an older bottle that not only had been cellared extremely well, but improved the beer as a result.

Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Tap @ GI Clybourn- Slightly hazy amber color, almost no head. Nose is sweet malt flavors. Very little carbonation, good sweet malt body, not alot of bitterness or hop flavor.

RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Had this beer on 6/7/2007. Aroma is a mild roasted malt scent. Color is a deep burnt orange with light carbonation and thin head. Taste is a light and toasted. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down crisp with a toasted flavor. Finish is mild with a light caramel malt taste and very faint bitterness. Its a bit too light for an Oktoberfest.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/15/1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

amber, thin frothy head, sweet carmel malt aroma, rich sweet malt flavor, just the slightness hint of bitterness in the finish, the denifitive octoberfest

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Score: **+/4
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sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2007
The Dan Journal #43. Sampled 10/22/06. Clear and amber hued. Caramel malty aromas. Slightly vegetal. Medium and sweet. Solid breww with a nice even flow. Long and a little bit grainy.

missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Strong malt aroma with bits of acidity. It poured a deep muddly brown with a moderate head. Hints of both toffee and chocolate/coffee. A decent beer but not what I was expecting. It was all right.

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