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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
SpringsLicker (3638) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Sampled at the Knoxville 2008 Brewer’s Jam. Deep copper with a small fleeting head. Not much aroma here. Just not much flavor either - nothing good, nothing bad. Disappointing.

3.1
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Bready caramel malt aroma. Clear brassy gold with a small off-white head. Bready caramel malt and spicy grassy hops flavor. Body on the lgiht side of medium, lively carbonation.

3
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. The head was thin and white. Smelled of hay, subdued noble hops, and sweet cream. Light to medium bodied. Delicately sweet up front with a dryish finish. I tasted hay, bitter earthy leaves, and a hint of toffee.

3.4
aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Clear amber. Nice nutty malt. Slightly acidic finish that I wish was a little less aggressive.

2.9
NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a see through dark gold with a very nice tall, white head. The aroma has hints of peppers, grass, sourdough, and corn with a decent hop presence. The palate is medium with low carbonation. Clawhammer is pretty light with subtle hints at dough and leaves, though I suppose it’s peppery and spicy enough to hold my interest. It’s an easy quaff and very good for a style I don’t usually like. My only real complaint is the light corn flavors that become apparent towards the end of the glass.

3.3
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2008
bottle, from Cary Whole Foods. Good aroma, Sweet, minor sour streak. Corn, wet autumn leaves, caramel/toffee, grass. Clean brownish orange, small head, faded quickly to nothing. Bitter sweet flavor, like aroma, minus the corn. Lite body, thin smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Seems to hit all the classic points of it’s style. Might of low balled this as I enjoyed it a lot while watching the Red Sox beat the Angels. Maybe that had something to do with it.

3.3
Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Better than old ipas. Caramel, nutty, light hay. Moderately sweet and bready lager without much depth. Kind of decent i suppose.

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
dnstone (3418) - 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
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, metallic, toast aromas. Caramel, bread, toast, slight metallic, malty flavors. Eh


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