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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A malty, German-style Lager with low to moderate hop bitterness featuring a medium body and brilliant orange-ish amber color. Due to its popularity, Oktoberfest is consistently Rochester Mills best-selling seasonal beer. Rich, yet easy drinking, and incredibly delicious. Order early to get this limited Seasonal Release made popular by the annual Fall Festival that originated in Munich, Germany and is celebrated world-wide, including popular local celebrations.

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4.6
lanct2aa (1) - - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
In a authentic German style 16oz blue and white checkered can- really cool looking. Head doesn’t stay long, but great aroma. Beautiful copper color and clear as day. Malty profile, just the way I like it. Light/Medium body. In the Top 2 Michigan Oktoberfest’s I’ve had this year. Tasty all around.

3.8
superspak (6104) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
16 ounce can into dimpled mug, best before 12/13/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hops flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean in lager flavor as well, no esters present. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good oktoberfest style. Nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hops flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Enjoyed one of these at their big tent party last month. It was a nice brownish orange in color with an off white head. The flavor is nutty and toasted malt with lager yeast spice and floral hops in the background. The malt flavor is a nice blend of bready malt with caramel sweetness, well balanced with noble hops and yeast in the crisp finish. A very smooth and drinkable beer. Well made.

3.6
mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap. Pours amber with white head. Bread and sugar plum aroma. Taste is sweet chewy biscuits

3.6
libertine (434) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
i live close by rochester mills and have been to a few of their other breweries. Let me start by saying, i am not impressed. When it comes to this Marzen, they got it completely right. I am a bartender at a local pizza joint and would never have tried this if it wasn’t for me and the general manager checking out an array of different beers we wanted to put on tap. The moment i got my first sniff i absolutely was blown away that Rochester Mills made this beer. The aroma is wonderful. Biscuits, caramel, and nutty. The flavor is sweet, caramel, nutty, warm sweet bread. full bodied. slick mouth feel. I really wish that the mills would brew this year round. It is by far the best product they make.

3.5
Onslow (1535) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Pour from a 16oz can. Stunning clear amber brew that is almost luminous in the glass; ample but not excessive head and great head retention and lacing. Aroma is weak - maybe its the dense head but I get just a few notes of toasted malt, caramel. Taste is sweet malt up front, very nice nutty notes, has sweet finish slightly offset with some modest hops, nutty notes continue through the end. Overall a very enjoyable and above average Oktoberfest with more character than usual for the style.

3.4
deyholla (12455) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has mainly bread notes with a bit of sweet grains and caramel. Flavor has a sweet grain and bread note with just a touch of caramel.

3.4
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Can: Burnt copper & ruby tinted body with good clarity; foamy beige head settles slowly to a lasting film. Aroma of toasty caramel, sweet malt, honey, dough, faint plums, & a hint of cocoa powder. Flavor is super bready & biscuity. Tastes like a loaf of freshly baked bread or biscuit rolls with a touch of caramelized sugar on the crust. Toasty, lightly nutty with a touch of brown sugar & honey-like sweetness creeping in. Light kiss of dark plum or raisin fruitiness hidden in the back-end. Slight bit of earth & maybe even a touch of anise. All in all, a pretty enjoyable Oktoberfest.

3.4
chucklemation (1774) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with no foam head. Aroma is sweet caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is a touch roasty and sweet caramel. Pretty good, though a bit on the sweet side.

3.4
Ratman197 (15468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2016
16 oz can poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth finish.


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