RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
John Harvard’s Brew House makes a traditional German style beer for October. Their strong, dark lager is made with pale, Munich, & roasted barley malt. Available in September and October

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argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2005
(DC) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, pine, light caramel, lager yeast. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, some lager yeast, light pine, peach, caramel. Light-medium body, with a bit of resin. Hoppier than and not as malty as usual for style.

hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
On tap. Poured a dark orange/amber color. Bready/malty aroma and tastes. Some caramel. Average tasting Oktoberfest beer.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Octoberfest
Date: November 07, 1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Roswell, GA
Vintage: 1996
Appearance: dark hazy amber, solid thin head
Aroma: sweet malty aroma with a touch of hops
Flavor: strong malt flavor with a touch of bittering hops
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Draft. Copper color - little head. Rich caramel aroma and flavor. Clean tasting. Malt lingers in the aftertaste. Nice and refreshing.

JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
64 oz growler from the Lake Grove location. Deep orange-amber coloured beer with a thick off-white head. Deep rich malty aroma, some caramel and toffee with a touch of vanilla and tiny hint of nuttiness in the back. Flavour is well-balanced, sweet caramelly malts and some soft earthy noble hops in the back. Easy quaffing, great balance, just how a marzen should be.

FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Sampled on draft at the Monroeville PA location this beer poured a ruby caramel color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was tangy, sweet, and malty. The flavor was rich sweet malts with a light fruity hop undertone and a long malty finish. A nice robust Oktoberfest.

chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
On tap at the Cambridge location, September 2009. Clear amber colour. Quite malty aroma. Sweetish malty flavour. Typically bready notes. Fairly full mouthfeel. Decent enough but a bit sweet for my palate.

cheap (6007) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
On tap at the monroeville brewhouse. Mild actoberfest smell, slightly sweet in its own way. Darker than the ubiquitous pale yellow beer, just a little more orangy. Perhaps some ruby colors in there too. Mild carbonation greets the palate. Nearly flat. A rather lighter fest beer for a change. Lacks a lot of the bitterstuff I’ve been tasting lately that falls in this style. Many of the others come across rather oprressive, almost like a bitter ale. This one is well mannered and enjoyable to the palate. Overall a pretty decent example of the style that can be enjoyed even by lager lovers.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Draught @ Wayne, PA Location: Smells moderatly malty and lightly hoppy. Pours a copper/amber/orange color with a tiny off-white head. No lacing. Clear, but thin. Moderatly sweet with flavors of doughy, earthy yeast, and some light malts. Finish was moderatly acidic and lightly bitter. Light, watery body. Soft carbination. Moderatly astringent and metalic finish. Overall, pretty weak.

DYCSoccer17 (3705) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Draft at manchester, CT location. Slightly sweet aroma with a fruity deep cherry maltiness. Caramel is present as well. Transparent garnet-copper color with an off-white head. Very roasty, malty, and grainy with sweet notes to finish. Doesn’t really taste too much like a maarzen...

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