RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
This beer is available each autumn in celebration of the great Bavarian festival season. Brewed in late spring and cellared throughout the summer, our Oktoberfest is produced through traditional methods as it has been for centuries in Germany, This copper-hued lager owes its rich malt flavor to a generous combination of select Vienna and Munich malts. Cool, open-fermentation develops a subtle elegance and drinkability suited to any festive occasion.
2000 to 2009 vintages - 6% abv
2010 vintage - 6.6% abv

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drpimento (3734) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Not bad. Well balanced. And well crafted for the style. Personally I prefer a bit more roasty dryness. Good carbonation. Copper colored amber hue like the description says. Nice finish although a bit sweet.

Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Appearance: Pours a deep copper body with a small, white head. Smell: Bready, caramel malt aroma with a touch of earthiness. There’s also something else lurking in the aroma, something elusive... Taste: Slightly sweet caramel malt flavor. Vague breadiness. Spicy hop presence adds crispness and a mild bitterness. And again there’s that odd, subtle aspect from the aroma which now creeps into the finish. It’s vaguely vegetal. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: Even excluding that odd quality in the aroma and taste, it would still be only average, at best.

thegreenrooster (4517) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Pour is a brown with a large white head. Aroma is very bready and spice like a nutmeg. Flavor is a bit off. Very watery with a bit of the spice coming through. Not a real good rep of the style.

CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle has been updated with a pretty nice looking design. The beer is a great caramel looking color. The head looks okay, but definitely fades away fast. The beer has a decent aroma. I smell a slight buttery/malty smell. There is a slight hop aroma coming off of the beer. Thi s beer has a very malty aroma. It is coming through even more so as the beer warms up. The beer has an odd malty taste. The malts are decent, and have a caramel and butter taste. The hops are decent but they don’t make up a big part of the taste. This beer has a decent malt aroma and flavor, with a hint of hop aroma and hop bitterness. Decent brew. Somewhat smooth and creamy.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/29/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear copper, whispy beige head, sweet carmel malt aroma with light earthy hops, nice sweet carmel malt flavor, well balanced with earthy hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Pours deep orange with an off white head. Aroma is toasted bread, herbs, and grass. Malty creamy texture. Flavor is toasted bread and herbal hops.

Lowe1983 (1621) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of toasted malts, grains, herbs, and some floral hops. Flavor is overbearing with the toasted malts and grain. Finish is herbal with some floral hops but not that much. Not much of a lingering flavor and is medium bodied.

cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a large two finger thick off white head. Light, fined bubbled carbonation. Thick lacing. Has a bready malt and herbal hop aroma. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt with a touch of hops. A smooth, medium bodied beer. One of the better Oktoberfest/Märzen I’ve had this year.

wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle...my first Left Hand sampling, this one is big malt with the bitterness you’d expect from an Oktoberfest. Breakfast-cereal-like aftertaste predominates. Average carbonation, nice color.

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