RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Smooth, hearty Oktoberfest lager beers have been made for centuries to welcome the harvest season. In Bavaria, brewers would save their best grain & hops to brew their Oktoberfests for celebrating the coming of Fall and the start of the new harvest. This cherished tradition is captured in Hoppin’ Frog’s rich and hearty amber-colored Oktoberfest lager. Taste the tradition!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber - white head. Knækbrød, light sweetness, caramel notes, medium bitterness, chocolate malty notes, some light red berrie notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (5231) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
(Hoppin’ Frog Oktoberfest Froggy Style Lager) Bottle 650ml at home, serrved into a shaker, ABV 7.3% Deep copper orange colour on the body, clear, with a small and thin white head on top, low retention. The aroma has caramel, light toffee and red fruits. The taste is sweet with caramel, toffee, red fruits, sugars, marmalade, a touch of hops, figs, spices every now and then. Medium body with good carbonation, Not bad at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
llkc (1757) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Duft malt karamel en kant af rugbrød smag maltet sødlig honing karamel lidt citrus kant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grumbo (2000) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Tap at Fairbar, Aarhus. Pours dark gold with a very small white head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, marzipan, malt, alcohol. Sweet, limited bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture. Finish is sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (17588) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
Tap @ Fairbar. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, bread, grain and hops. Grainey bready finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1687) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Rather atypical for an Oktoberfest, but I guess that’s American style. Malt forward aroma with some juicy hops. Medium body with lots of barley taste, crisp carbonation. A bit like watered down and more carbonated barley wine, actually. Finish drops quickly to a lingering sweet malt flavour. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2823) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
A beautiful, copper colour, a head is quite small and blond. Aroma has riped and sweet fruits, some raisins, fruit cake, richness of malts. Taste has strong maltyness, plums and also other dried fruits, some bitterness. Medium+ bodied, slippery, easy to drink. Brilliant lager, richness of malts with dried fruits. If the all Oktoberfest beers would be like this, then the Fall would be much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackBeerPG (468) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Taste: Complex spiced, bready, malt, deep roasted malt and hint of fruit, with a gingerbread nose. Dark amber orange color, semi clear with cream colored foamy head and lace. Medium/Full body. Solid version of the traditional style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1392) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Bomber. Pours a clear, honey amber with a frothy white head, excellent retention and lace. Nose is big caramelly malt, toffee, candy. Mouth is medium-full, pronounced malt sweetness, toffee, dried apricots, dates, warm finish. Very nice Märzen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2309) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle 65cl. Poured into a stem glass. Slightly hazy deep amber, small frothy beige head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; malty aroma, roasty, caramel, honey, candy sugar, bit licorice; taste medium to light heavy sweet and medium bitter, roasted malts, toffee, toasted bread, sugary, light hops set in late, quite alcoholic, with long duration, malty sweetbitter finish, caramel, light coffee notes, some alcohol; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; strong and sweet but well-balanced, is this a Märzen? More a winterbeer I guess. Anyway I like this kind of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2327) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 100ml sample. Hazy amber, beige head. Caramel and American hops, zesty and quite alcoholic. Good overall.

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