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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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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3.3
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Amber pour with reddish hue (almost copper. Hazy and a fluffy head. Caramel malts on the nose. Caramel/grainy flavor. A little hop on the finish.

3.3
OldGrowth (3665) - 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
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Cary, NC. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy white head. Poor head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted malts, nuts, caramel and faint apricot and other fruits. Taste is lightly toasted grain, floral and fruity notes including notes of plum and peach, some nutty notes and a leafy hoppiness. Medium bodied.

3.3
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Poured from the tap to a bright reddish orange with thin off white head and slight lacing throughout the glass. Aroma was a faint fruity (orange and apples) with a backdrop of spices and cookie dough. Mouthfeel was medium bodied nd slightly tingly, and the flavor brought out more of the doguh and spicy fruits. Finish slightly spicy and refreshing. Not bad.

3.3
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Solid Oktoberfest. Pours a bright copper, big white head. Caramel and bread dough flavors, just a bit of hop at the end. Pretty straightforward.

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Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a moderate cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty caramel and some medium-skinned fruits.. sweet overall with a nice earthy touch on the back of the nose. The flavor found lightly-toasted caramel and pale malt topped by light earth and grainy bitterness.. dry finish.. decent balance. Lighter-bodied, dry, and grainy on the palate.. a little sour at times.. I’d have another.

3.3
joergen (29611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and bread with notes of hops. Sweet flavour of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.3
adavis234 (289) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a copper-straw color with a medium off-white head. Flavor is quite good. Good, spiced malts dominate with hints of toasty caramel. Very good for the style, but I’ve always been partial to Highland.

3.3
DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Draft at taco Mac. Pours brown with a thin white head. A few caramel notes on the nose. Some nice maltiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid!

3.3
chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage, served in a Highland Brewing pint glass. A wee bit different, with a slight darker orange-gold body and more flavor from noble hops than a typical Marzen. Crystal clear with a proper looking level of carbonation. The medium-high carbonation is well-chosen, and gives this beer a light crispness. The smallish off-white head has limited duration and leaves little lacing. The aroma features bready German malts with some spicy and herbal notes from the hops. The hops come more to the fore in the near semi-dry and lasting finish. O - refreshing and very good for style. Would be nice with a large Bavarian pretzel.


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