RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This amber colored lager is in the Märzen style. Rich and hearty for Oktoberfest celebration.

Editor’s Note: Found at several Rock Bottom locations. Alcohol varies, but is usually slightly above or below 5.5%.

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2.5
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2004 draught (Boston). Fairly rosy orange, quite clear though with a small head. Bubbly, lightly sweet (honey, dough) aroma with a touch of spiciness from the hops. Flavor is sweet, then lightly bitter, then finishes lightly yeasty but otherwise clean. Rock Bottom takes great care in making sure there are no bad flavors in their beers, but brewing in high quantity makes their beers generally quite watery and mostly undaventurous, if I may be so general.

3.1
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Ahwatukee RB. Poured dark amber with a fizzy quickly diminishing head. Aroma of sweet grains, some malt bread toastyness. Flavor is sweet fruity, berry, carmel, middle is roasty malt, with some hop freshness in the finish. Body was a little thin, but not bad all around.

3.3
Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Clear, copper body with a smalll, quickly diminishing off-white head. The aroma is comprised of sweet caramel, pine resin, whole grains, toasted nuts, residual malt sweetness and light floral notes. The body is of moderate heft and is quite clean. The flavor is fairly tasty with a nice sweetness before the bitter and slightly toasted elements take over. The balance is splendid and the clean aspect of the flavor is nice. Perhaps a bit of an American interpretation, but tasty nonetheless.

3.1
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Locally in Phoenix. Full malt aroma. nicely balanced with the roasted malts, a little thin in the end. Semi-full bodied could use a little more sweetness. Fairly pleasant to drink, the locals did well.

3
SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Draft. Octoberfest seasonal at the Rock. Dark orangish amber color with a decent off-white head. Malty aroma with hints of spice. Nice toasty, sweet and flavorful compared to some of the other Rock Bottom brews, autumn spices and lightly hopped. Medium body and perky carbonation.

3.5
DrnkMcDermott (3159) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Draft, RB Chicago, 2004. Looks like even the corporate standard beers at RB can be goosed by the individual brewmasters, because Pete Crowley’s Chicago version was pretty good. A thin amber head with a bit of lacing over a deep brown body that matches the hennessy bottle on the back bar. Dag! There’s some malts to this! Rich and caramelly, almost like a low-alcohol barley wine. Germanic hops only become noticable toward the end of the glass. This puts it way off standards for the Okto style, but it’s a better beer for it.

2.8
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 23, 2004
(Draft: Rock Bottom in San Diego, CA) Bland flavor, sweet, moderately malty and hoppy, plus a bit toasty; Medium bodied, The nose is a little sweet and carmely but very light and a bit perfumy; Light amber color; Off-white head becomes pock-marked as the large bubbles buried in the head pop, eventually fading to a thin layer and leaving modest lacing here and there; Got the rating, won’t bother with this one again

3.9
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Damn they have a lot of beers. I think this is the Oktoberfest I tried (since I can't find any more on the list). If so, it was damn good. I'll make a point to head back next year to have some more.

3.5
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Light red amber. Small fluffy head. Large malty aroma that seems to offer a bit of warmth on a chilly day in early fall. Good spicy flavour with some pumpkin, nutmeg and again full malt. A large bitter hoppy finish, makes this oktoberfest a little unqiue and offers a nice change of pace.

2.2
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Dark amber color with a mild hoppy smell and a watery light palate.
Some hops in the beer with a sour taste too. Nothing great.


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