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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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00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2008
A nice brew. pours out an orange color with a smaller head. aroma was your typical marzen. flavor was also your typical but had a nice clean finish

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Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
A little brighter looking than other o fest beers. This is just another super sweet oktoberfest lager with a bit of apple juice and a very slight hop bite at the end. Solid but not my thing.

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bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
On tap in a shaker at Bouchon in Asheville, this beer poured a coppery orange with a small head and a bit of lacing all the way down the glass. This is one of the nicer American Oktoberfests out there, with a very light (though not too thin) body, smooth lager-y texture, and just enough malt sweetness to give you a hint of flavor. The hops are ghostly - you would hardly know they are there - but that’s true to the style.

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nickd717 (4648) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
12oz bottle via trade. Pours a nice clear copper color with a one-finger white head that fades to a film before too long. The aroma is pretty nice, with sweet caramel, toast, and bready notes. The flavor is a little on the sweet side but still fairly well-done. Munich malt is big here, lending caramel and slight toasty notes. Medium-bodied and slightly sticky on the mouthfeel, though it finishes dry. On the softer side with carbonation. Pretty good American oktoberfest - above average for the style for sure.

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Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white bubbles. Roasted, toasted, amber malts, straw, grassy, hay, sweetness. Plain.

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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.

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Hangover (1134) - oxford, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Amber brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is of bisquit and toffee. Medium bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel. More bisquit/bread malt flavors with a bit of sweetness and a slighly cloying aftertaste. Pretty good. Nice body initially but it seems a bit thinner once warmed.

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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Yet another marzen? Alas, yes for the most part. Pour fails to leave much of any impression at all, and the nose is malty and grainy. Prickly mouthfeel, and slightly more hops here than one often encounters in the style, which I guess is a plus. Still boring.

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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.

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rdixon77 (2767) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pretty solid marzen. Copper colored. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma. Some spicy hops come through in taste, but dominated but sweet and bready malts. Easy drinking.


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