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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Clawhammer Oktoberfest is a lightly colored, but toasty, rich and full bodied Marzen style lager, brewed with traditional German malt and the finest noble hops. A spicy hop finish and aroma balance out the abundance of malt flavor. Clawhammer means pure high-country enjoyment!

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3.7
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours a pleasing copper with a fluffy white head. Nose is toasty, faint herbal hopping and crisp and clean. Nice malt profile with balancing hops. On taste, it is really quite nice. Crisp and fresh, big malt profile and a balancing bitterness overall. Really solid Oktoberfest.

3.2
magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
bottle - bruisin ales - pours a clear yellow-orange with a thin head and some carbonation. Aroma is lemon, ginger, and pine. Taste is mildly bitter with the citrus notes coming through at the end. The palate is light and refreshing, finishes clean. Overall, a little light for a marzen, but delicious none the same.

3.2
Shag (2987) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2011
A golden color with a white head. Aroma contains some citrus and caramel. The flavor is oddly hoppy with some lemons and pine. Ofest my arse. If I rated on style Id tan this but I don’t so Ill say this is a pretty good session apa.

3.1
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Standard bronze color, white headed Octoberfest with a biscuity nose. Flavor starts with caramel, then hits with a hop bite and a long, spicy finish.

2.2
Jabic (563) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Ar: Somewhat soapy, a bit of mossy hops and sweet grain. Ap: Clear orange-amber - medium off-white head with good retention and pretty nice lacing. T: Crusty and toasty malt up front - malty and mossy hops, clean - mid-palate and finish is full and malty, though not sweet. P: Medium-light bodied - medium-high carbonation - mouthfeel comes off as a bit watery - overall, quite dry. O: Sessionable o-fest - nice malt character and dry, though somewhat watery and overall underwhelming.

3
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
12oz bottle. Orange amber color, tall white head. Aroma of toasted malts, lager yeast, some grassy hops. Sweet caramel malt taste, some straw. Reminds me more of a Vienna style than a Märzen. I would drink this beer all day long as the leaves change to Fall.

3
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Lightly malty aroma. Golden in color with off-white head. A clean oktoberfest-style beer. Pretty standard oktoberfest.

3
Ungstrup (37309) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as a lighter note of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw.

2.2
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Beautiful copper pour with no head or carbonation. Very little flavor and leaves an aftertaste of dirty socks. These guys need to step up their game.

3.5
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 29, 2011
bottle. clear pale orange white small head. the typical nose for the style: light toasted malt with a floral stamp. flavor is, again, malty but the noble hops add a good limey zing to the finish. a very "pilsy" oktoberfest. light to medium body and smooth. a lighter but tasty version of the style.


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