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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"O’zapft is!" The cry of happy beer drinkers at the start of the Munich Oktoberfest, which in German means "The keg is tapped!" Rahr’s Oktoberfest Celebration Lager is a traditional Marssen style Oktobefest lager - dark amber in color, super smooth, medium body with a sweet malty finish. True to tradition, this is a classic Oktoberfest Lager.
Style: German Märzen/Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.5%
Availability: Fall (September October November)
Food Pairings: Cuisine (German), Meat (Smoked Meats), Cheeses (Mozzarella, Gouda)

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottled, from Total Wine & More, Plano North. Clear amber, rich firm head. Perfumy malt aromatic nose. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Flora and husky with notes of caramel. Sugar and dough crysal malt. Mid bitter finish. Typical American style interpretation of the style. Well executed as such. Lacking some of the malt softness and near infinite drinkability that is what separates the best festbiers from the crowd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9243) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. High creamy lasting off-white head. Clear dark amber body. Mild straw caramel aroma. Sweet malty straw caramel flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricktop86 (825) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 1, 2016
On tap dark brown with a white head. Aroma was earthy, toasty and sweet. Taste is lightly bitter and medium sweet,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5100) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the tasting glass was amber with off-white foam. Nose of rich caramel malts. Medium in body. Flavor is big malts with some fruit and nuts. Finishes spicy and clean. Pretty much to style and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours Amber with tan head out of bottle. Aroma of malt. Flavor of spice and malt. Pretty good version of an oktoberfest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2150) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Thought this was pretty good. No aroma to speak of. Nice copper and amber color. Full and somewhat weighted palate. Stronger malt flavors than expected with some nutty notes. Pleasantly surprised.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandon1989 (602) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours an amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is of sweet malts. The taste is also sweet malts and mild spices. This beer is rather sweet, you pick up some caramel in the taste as well.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Aroma is on, appearance is right, taste is only ok though. Slightly sweet and malty but with a weird astringent thing going on for me with the hop profile. Not bad but other better oktoberfest beers out there.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (3145) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draught at DFW. Pours a lazy brown. Malts, bit of caramel and toasted bread. Pretty average

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2733) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with white head. Caramel malt, toffee, and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt. Nicely done.


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