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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional vienna style lager brewed for the Oktoberfest celebration, lightly filtered, deep golden brown, very malty and highly hopped, velvet smooth mouth feel with rich flavor.

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3.1
nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
16oz bottle thanks to BeerFMAndy, totally unsolicited, and for that I thank him immensely. Pours clear golden with a small white head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is pretty nice but a little grainy with pale malt and slight floral and grassy hops. The flavor is decent. A little more hop-forward and less malty than I’d like maybe. Pale malt, orangey citrus, and grassy/earthy notes. Fairly crisp with medium-light body and good carbonation level. A solid but not great Oktoberfest overall.

3.5
tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Enjoyed during a closed door tasting session in Green Bay with the brewer, Joe Karls, and later during Fall Fest in Sister Bay, WI. Poured a clear, golden amber with a white, foamy head, and streaks and spots of lacing. The aroma was immediately German malt notes, toastiness, and a hint of noble nose. The flavor added to these a touch of light, sugary sweetness that was properly overshadowed by supportive hop bitterness, and abundant malt. The beer finished subtly dry and smooth. Although a fan of Marzens, this presented a nice, lighter change for this fest seasonal.

3.1
Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
This is a reasonably tasty oktoberfest. It’s a bit sweet and malty, nothing all that special. It’s fairly drinkable for what it’s worth.

3.5
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Shaker pint draft at Nessun Dorma in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pour is a clear golden copper with a smallish frothy white head. Aroma is cracker bread malt, sweet caramel and an light floral hoppiness in the back. Fresh and clean nose. The taste starts with the caramel sweetness, turning to soft bready malt and finishing with the bright floral hoppiness. Flavors are straight forward, bright and clean. Palate is thin to medium bodied, slightly lower carbonation and the clean dry finish. Very drinkable beer, nice one.

3.3
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
16oz bottle 4/20/13 (Binny’s Naperville Clearance Rack)-44° in Mug-Pours medium copper with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee, bread, and slight fruit. Taste of malt, fruit, sweetness, and hops. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and not overly malty. I’m not a fan of this style but this is darn tasty.

3.3
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Hazy amber with a thin tan topper and a ring of lace. Aroma of heavy caramel, toasted malts, grains and earthy hops. Taste is very sweet with caramel and fruit, light grains, nuts and some earthy hops. Body is lowly carbonated and the finish has a mild non-lasting bitterness.

2.9
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2011
I left it out of the cooler for a bit first. Poured with a smallish, cream colored head that soon settle to a small island, a broken ring, and no lace. Color is a clear red orange amber with a bubble trail. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, caramel. Flavor is much the same as nose with hops and sweetness standling out with a little tang. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is like flavor, a little on the short side, and a hint of alcohol.

3.1
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. Fruity bready caramel malt aroma. Hazy orange amber with a moderat off-white head. Toasty vegetal malt, dry bitter herbal flavor. Medium body, astringent mouth feel.

2.8
puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2011
The pour is a reasonably heady golden copper. The aroma is slightly malted but more like perfume than anything else. It did not make me think of an Oktoberfest. The body is thin to medium. The taste had an odd yeasty, malty flavor that I could not quite define.

4
Capa (3297) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pale copper with a firm tan head. Aroma has caramel malts, toasted malt, a bit earthy, and a light spice. Medium-full bodied with a creamy feel. Flavor is full of sweet and toasted malts, a bit of biscuit, earth, a touch of chocolate, and a bit of zesty spice. A really nice lager.


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