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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed using the time honored methods and an extra slow lager to release the smooth flavor of our roasted malts. Over 1,100 lbs. Of malted barley in every handcrafted batch! Expect this bier to pour with a rich head of foam that will enhance its incredible spice bouquet. Staghorn Octoberfest combines a smooth amber body with a clean crisp finish.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
12oz, no date--though I know it’s been bottled within the last month. Clear orange with hints of brown with a 1/2 finger off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malts, caramel, and only a hint of floral hops. Flavor was fairly sweet--as most Oktoberfests are--and I couldn’t really pick up on any hops. Lots of caramel in the flavor along with some light toasted nuts and malts. Very low bitterness. Moderate creamy carbonation with a medium body. A very well-made Oktoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Light malt nose. Faint head. Orange color. Pretty standard lightly roasted caramel malt aroma and body. d

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5966) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
This is an excellent oktoberfest. Flavor is more complex than most, and I get some wheat in addition to caramel malt and light spices. Dark orange color. Top of its style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Aroma was toasty malt, a touch of apple,and just a little zing of hop,that being said you really had to troll your nose to pick up up any of this,taste was the slightly sweet flavor of German yeast,had a little bit of bitterness after the third sip, refreshing, a nice session brew,but nothing like you get at the German Beer Hall in Milwaukee

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Amber color. Smell of malt, bread, caramel, sugar and minor spice. Taste of caramel, malt, spice, bread, nuts and minor hops. Refreshing and crisp.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Picked up a six-pack from Bob McFarland’s Liquors in McFarland, Wisocnsin. Pours a clear old copper penny amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a ring and film top. Aroma of caramel malt, some flowery hops and a touch of sweet apple and honey. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of sweetened caramel, roasted nuts, some spiced apple and a touch of honey. Finish is semi-sweet with a more caramel malt aftertaste than bitterness. Good and bready malty oktoberfest style beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a dark amber with a smallish head. Aroma of caramel with a bit of fruit and nuts and toastiness as well in there. Some earthiness comes through in the flavor. Solid beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
12oz bottle. pours reddish copper with small white head. nose is bready, nuts, and grainy. not a big aroma. flavor is pretty bready, with some a nice hop flavor and sweet malty finish. watery mouth feel. decent. i like this more than my score indicates but hey the score is the score.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2007
12 oz bottle

I knew this was coming out soon but it still caught me by surprise on a beer run. I now have five more to enjoy for the next few months to tide me over until the new year. The Organic Pale Ale (the winter release) sounds like it could be interesting but doesn’t quite get my blood pumping. This is one that has been around for a while and I’m glad to see it back. It’s not the best Oktoberfest beer but it is certainly well made.

Aroma / Appearance - Lively carbonation percolates from the bottom of my sampler glass throughout the rusty brown body. Malt and cherry extract are the key components of a relatively simple nose. I wasn’t expecting much from an Oktoberfest though.

Flavor / Palate - Nutty malts fade quickly into walnuts and then nothing. The dry finish leaves one wanting more - I could have easily had two more over the rest of the evening. It is perfect for a cool fall day sitting on a porch. Easy to drink and affordable I think Dan Carey should keep this in the annual rotation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
This marzen pours a deep copper color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized quickly dissipating white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and caramel. A medium to full bodied marzen. The malts are caramel and fruity and not very sweet. The hops are spicy and earthy. Nice balance. The carbonation is fairly lively, but it’s a whole bunch of small bubbles. Nice Oktoberfest beer, lots of flavor in this one. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly spicy and bitter.


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