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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   ABV: -
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Brewed in accordance with the German purity law of 1516, this lager is medium bodied and finishes with a slight caramel character.

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3.8
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Clear, amber body with a thick, white head. Nutty, slightly sweet malt aroma with caramel, whole grain goodness. Just, clean malty goodness. The hop character is fairly mild for Piece, but crisp and refreshing. The body is round and full, without being thick and sticky. The carbonation is soft and mellow. If the beer were thinner, it would need to heavier to carry the flavors. The balance of clean, sweet malt and crisp, mild bitterness is great. The is one of the better beers I’ve had from Piece, it has character and rocks pretty well in the style.

3.8
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Draft at Piece. Pours a hazed orange with a thinnish white head. Nose is toasty malt and an herbal hop note. Very clean with faint sweetness. On tasting, rich and round malt. Clean and bready. Balanced bitterness overall. Great malt character, drying finish. Really solid Oktoberfest.

3.6
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2004
OKTOBERFIST! Copper orange color with generous white head. Toasty malty nose with a creamy body full of caramel and followed by a toasty dryness. Excellent interpretation. Perfect with mushroom pizza~!

3.6
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Daught. Pours a murky deep copper hue with some head and little lacing. Bread yeast and malty nose. Good balanced malty flavor with a good clean finish.

3.4
drdisque (840) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Flavor is a bit sweeter than many Octoberfest beers and I really appreciate that. Definite caramel note. Much more restrained on the maltiness than many Oktoberfests as well. I usually don’t like this style but this is one I did enjoy.

3.4
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft at piece. Orange and cloudy with white head. Biscuits and malty earth tastes - slightly fruity. Very enjoyable Oktoberfest.

3.4
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Surprised to find a new entry here. Pours a nice deeper copper hazy pour, nice glowing orange, amber glow. Frothy offwhite head atop is sizable, good stick around and lacing. Aromas are a bit carmelized, gentle earthiness, spice, faint florals and toast. Initial is medium bodied, touches of toast, biscuit and carmelized malt, faint dark fruit meets earthy hop, subtle spice. A gentle giryth but not as toasty or rich as other examples. Some toast, carmelized elements preach harder into that backend. Earthy hop, faint spice, but that malty life gives the character here. Finish is a bit toasty, carmelized and earthy, gentle spice and earthy hops. A bit spicy as we finish and it really lingers on. Different than your typical Okt. Solid. A sweeter nose leads to a more complex beer.

3.1
Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Darkly sweet malt aroma. Woody, toasty, sunflower-seedy, a little caramelized touch. Medium to medium light bodied. Lightly briny, sweet toast finish. Not very complicated, not too bitter. Drinkable and true-to-style.

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deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear earthy orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of malts with notes of bread, hay and grain backed by just a hint of caramel sweetness. Flavor is similarly malty with mainly bread and hay notes backed by some sweet grains and a hint of caramel.

2.9
Roonai (305) - - OCT 15, 2011
On tap at piece under the name ’octoberfist’. P is a clear pumpkin orange w little head and no lacing. Nose is harvest malts , wheat and some pumpkin. Taste is similar ; light spicing over a wheaty base... A bit underwhelming.


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