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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pours a translucent deep amber with an average off white creamy/foamy head that left some lacing. Aroma of sweet grainy malts, some toffee, nuts, some toasted malts. Flavor of toasted malts, nuts, some toffee and a bit of earthiness.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2006
2006 bottle. Poured a med-dark amber. Slightly malty in flavor, toasted raisin bread. Had a creamy texture to it. Sliky and velvety mouthfeel followed by subtle carbonation. The aftertaste is where the hops showed up. Spicy finish. Not your traditonal oktfest beer but delicious in its own way.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a clear medium amber body with small cascading bubbles throughout leaving a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is caramel, nuts, plums, chocolate essence. Very malty and complex, this taste is wonderfully sweet upfront of caramel, pitted fruit, with a nice hoppy bitterness for balance that ends sweet coating the palate with a caramel sweetness. Great Oktoberfest Left Hand.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a deepr and cloudy amber / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and lightly spicy. Tastes of toasted malts and light caramel. Finishes thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
On tap at brewpub. Lightly roasted malts in the aroma and taste. Pretty chewy and thick for an Oktoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006

Bottled August 2006, Sampled November 2006
Pours with a pretty, almost clear, amber red color and is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick, tan colored head. The aroma is definitely malt focused and can be described by a light caramel note, a fresh bready character and a noticeably biscuit-like flavor. There is a light, herbal hopiness to the aroma that lays in the background of the malt.

The flavor is sweet and malty up front. Notes of caramelized malt sugars are prominent and almost evoke a soft berry like fruitiness. This finishes with a nice balancing bitterness, which tends to morph into a light herbal character. This could definitely use more bready malt character though. It is quite drinkable as is though (and I will be happy to drink this again), but it is just not a stellar Oktoberfest.

Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson, AZ

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12410) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2006
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-dark fruit secondary hops and finishes with a bite. OK carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Deep copper pour with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma, somewhat earthy. Rich malty flavor with honey and spices. Slight hop bitterness balanced out a nice American Oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruddy amber. Small rapidly vanishing tan head. Nose is malty and fruity with light spicy hops and orange notes. Taste brings a bit more orange out with light caramel, some bready malts, and light spicy notes. There’s some graininess as well. Body is medium with some chewiness and above average carbonation. Finishes with more malt, caramel, some bread, and fruits. Lingering spicy hops as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Poured a clear orange amber color with a thin off-white head. Sweet and fruity caramel malt with notes of oranges. Malty sweet flavor of caramel and grain. medium body.


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