RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A rich, deep golden-colored lager fest bier that is exceptionally smooth and mellow. Uses two-row malted barley and a combination of roasted malts. Highly rated by the National Tasting Institute.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2007
12oz bottle pours golden with a short creamy white head that stays fairly well and leaves some lace. Aromas of caramel, some bread, and some spicy german hops. Flavor is mostly malts, lots of caramel, a touch of toffee, toasted malts, and slight bitterness. Fair carbonation and a soft creamy mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2016
DATE: September 22, 2016... OCCASION: another thirsty Thursday... GLASSWARE: Orioles mug... pours a sparsely bubbled, clear, copper orange body that sports a fizzy, swiftly dissipating head that smears to irregularity... a light caramel, lightly roasted aroma with some tea and lemon grass as well... sips a smooth, sweet, slammable body... a bit flat, lacking the effervescence of a more lively fest... the flavor profile is on par with its aroma, with caramel malts and flowery hops leaving a sweet, diminishing aftertaste... in all, not much of an experience, but a beer that will still occupy the palate during the fall... many other fests register a maltier return...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2016
At the source: pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel malts. Taste is much the same. Caramel malts and light hops . Easy to drink. Basically what one wants in an Octoberfest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
355ml bottle. AMber/orange pour. This is jsut a watery and mildly offensive oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (4148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
This is a tolerable decent take on this style if maybe not perfectly fresh by the time I got my hands on it. It’s cloudy orange w/ a scant white head. Nose has some nice lavender hop nots w/ a subtle malty undertone. This is quite bitter and a bit grassy which does at least cut the body a bit as it’s a little too sweet. This is a pretty solid American take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Can’t believe I’ve overlooked this until now. Powdery malt aroma. Standard longneck, Bavarian checkered label, festive couple on the label featuring a woman with large biceps. More on the blonde side than the bronze side. Tangy, a little honeyish, light straw, little notes of darkish syrup. Not bad, a little on the simple side. Medium to slightly light body, a few off metallic grainy notes here and there. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-28-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served an amber color with a little bit of an orange hue. Upon serving there is a one finger white head. The head persists for quite some time, eventually fading away to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is very malty and grainy smelling overall with just some lighter hints of sweetness. A lightly roasted malt aroma creates the base of the aroma with some smells of biscuit and a grainy bready smell mixed within. A light caramel and spice aroma are there as well, giving it a slightly drier Oktoberfest aroma overall. Taste –The taste, as one may expect from the nose, is a bit on the drier and maltier side. It begins with a little bit of caramel sweetness mixed with a nice roasted malt and crackery flavored base. As the flavor advances, the caramel fades while some spice flavors of some nutmeg coming to the tongue. The roasted flavors increase to some extent with a little bit of some other lightly sweetened fruit flavors of apple and pear mixing in. In the end, a grassy and herbal hop flavor develop giving it just the right hint of bitterness to create an overall roasty and still moderately drier malty flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are appropriate for the style and make for a rather easy drinking Oktoberfest. Overall – A rather decent Oktoberfest overall. A little more on the maltier side with a decent balance of spice and roast to create an enjoyable beer overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2470) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A perfectly acceptable version of the style. Nothing exciting but decent., ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear and slightly thin looking light copper body with a minimal fizzy off-white head. The nose is slightly sweet with a toasty and slightly nutty maltiness. There’s a slight chemical like note in here that I can’t quite identify, maybe it’s just an odd spin off from the hop bill though. The flavor is a little bit on the thinner side, but it’s pretty smooth and fairly well lagered. Finishes with some caramel and light roast with some minimal bitterness. Light bodied and a little thin with soft fizzy carbonation. Not bad, I could have a few of these before they get old.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (2866) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 11, 2013
Drought. Slightly hazy amber color with creamy beige head, very little doughy aroma hint of nutmeg, low carbonation, sweetish taste, abrupt finish. Nice but not remarkable for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (2304) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. This bottle is a little old which is a caveat on this rating. The aroma is very faintly of malts and caramel. The appearance is golden caramel with a very thin head on the pour. The taste is all malt a faint metallic finish. It is a little thin on the palette for the style. Overall a middling Marzen at best.

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