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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (2030) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to bittermestupid! Clear dark amber pour, very little carbonation and a nice nutty and mild dark fruit aroma. Nice a malty, nutty, decent amount of caramel and a little spice. Slightly stronger than most Oktoberfest beers which seemed to enhance the balance and flavor. Really dig this, will be looking for this the next time I’m in Hudson!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13828) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 18, 2017
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Toffee notes. Average moderae bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killroy (130) - BULGARIA - MAR 26, 2017
Nice one, surprisingly good for such boring style. Deep amber color, good head. Malty aroma. Dark fruits, malt, toffee and a light hoppy taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5459) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
llkc (1940) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Duft malt karamel en kant af rugbrød smag maltet sødlig honing karamel lidt citrus kant

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grumbo (2444) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (17970) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1992) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2935) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackBeerPG (536) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1407) - 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.


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