RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional Marzen brewed with 2-Row Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts. The malts give it a hearty character and deep amber color. Tettnanger and Perle hops provide a well-balanced, drinkable finish prefect for Fall celebrations.

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3.1
cbreville (5) - Thornton, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2007 does not count
I give this beer props for being more flavorful than beers produced by most large American breweries. I drank this side-by-side with a Beck’s Octoberfest. I wouldn’t put it on the same level as German Oktoberfests, but would be hard pressed to find a better, more flavorful beer for around $6.00 a six-pack.

2.5
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Name: Octoberfest
Date: November 22, 1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
dark, bitter finish, uneventfull

Name: Octoberfest
Date: October 01, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, breadyness, lots of balancing earthyness
Flavor: dry bready malt flavor, lots of earthyness adds dryness, light spicyness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.8
SHANER4 (507) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2007
I tried this beer in a bar last year and thought it was pretty good. I purchased a 6 pac and had a bottle. I was not impressed, very little flavor and tasted watered down.

2.7
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2007
(on tap) Pours amber with a white head. Aroma only contained what smelled like a cheap apple cider. Taste was just a little malty sweet, with a wheaty finish.

5
neooldie (8) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2007 does not count
Very suprised this isn’t rated higher. I love the Oktoberfest beers and I’ve had many in my day and this one is still my favorite. One of the few beers my father and I agree on being top of the line!

3.1
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
This is a middling "light" version of a Marzen. It’s nowhere near strong enough in aroma or flavor to truly be an Oktoberfest, but it’s pretty decent when September rolls around and there aren’t other Marzen options available.

2.7
jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Pours an amber body, with an off white head that dissapates quickly. Aromas of rich spices and roasty malts. Taste had some roasted malt character with some clove undertones. Not bad, average at best for the style.

2.5
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2007
The Dan journal #49. Tasted 10/22/06. 12oz bottle. Clear and amber. Spiral white head. Bready vegetal spicy nose. Notes of vanilla and caramel. Light to medium bodied. Palate hits sweet then dulled malts. Bright bitter finish that ebbes out into a sticky aftertaste. Abrasive and not very smooth transitions. Meh...

2.3
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
A poor example of this style, which is hard to do. Fairly light caramel aroma and taste. Not overly sweet but than again neither is water. Pass.

0.5
oldstyle (15) - USA - JUN 4, 2007
Very tasty beer while sitting around a campfire around mid october!! Can’t describe the details, but i know what i like!!!!


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