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RATINGS: 632   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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3.1
Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Dark copper color with a medium thin beige head. Minimal lacing. There is a fair amount of sweet malt and caramel in the aroma. Medium bodied and it has a crisp side too. Sweet malt flavor dominates yet there is a faint sourness and bitterness every once in awhile. Kind of a Jekyll & Hyde thing. The finish is clean and sweet. Overall this is an average Marzen.

2.3
crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 I lied in my last review when I stated I was finally done with Oktoberfests this season, somehow this bottle landed in my lap so I ought to review it. Pours a lot more reddish than most Oktoberfests, with a big dirty white head. Smell is typical but with a hint of toecheese. The smell is awful for an Oktoberfest This is one freaky tasting Oktoberfest, hops are there but it is ultra fruity and metallic. One of the worst Oktoberfests I have tasted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-14-2009 23:09:00 Re-review. So it has been 7 years since first and last consuming this brew. Let’s give it another shot. Pours a typical amber pour for the style. This is a highly aromatic oktoberfest... what i wasn’t identifying in the original review is the strange similarity the aroma of this beer has with high grav malt liquor. My last review was terrible... But to expound on what i must have been smelling woudl be a pale ale scent akin to sierra nevada, but with that high grav malt must over the top. Flavor is is heavy and unapologetic ally very similar to st.ides except it is maltier and more metallic. I’m surprised and pleased that my summation as a practical juvenile still holds true.

3
hopdog (12432) - 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.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12418) - 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.

3.2
slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"A true to the style octoberfest that has a pleasant bready malt presence. A little light on the palate, but the aroma especially is quite nice. if there were just a little more follow through, this could be very good."

2.7
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt with hint of hay. Clear copper color with small head. Sweet butter/caramel malt flavor with mild bitter straw. Medium body - not great, not horrible.

3.4
hopscotch (11050) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle... Clear copper lager with a small, tight, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. Toasted nuts and caramel nose. Caramel-sweet flavor with decent hop crispness and bitterness to keep things nearly balanced. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet; bordering on crisp.

1.7
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
this just isnt a good beer. Amber pour. Metallic and malty aroma. Flavor is full of a weird tart metallic component that totally made me drain pour it. Nasty.

3.1
j12601 (11010) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear orange with a medium to large creamy off white head. Bread, grain, malt, earthy hops. Medium body, light spicy booze component, earthy malts with a bit of biscuit and caramel. Finishes with a touch of plumy sweetness, and some hoppy bitterness.

3.1
kp (10882) - 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


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