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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We’ve found the key to what makes Fall so special, and its called Octoberfest. This rich, smooth lager uses a perfect balance of caramel, pale, cara-pils and black malts to create the best Octoberfest beer of the season. Available September through October.

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2.9
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
Clear, bronze color, fine, fuzzy, cream-toned head. Nose is nice and malty, coppery, and, at last, a bit flinty, losing some character-points. Tsty, too, at first, medium-bodied, and rich. But then, it falls into thinness too quick. That's the only way I can call it, and the initial promise ries up. Something is given up, and I'm left wanting...starts decent, then dies. Sorry, guys, I'll be sticking to Summit's Oktoberfest.

3.2
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Malty caramel from the nose to the finish with some drying hops making a presence. Medium bodied, doesn't get too sweet.

3
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 Update, nose of fall leaves along with that caramel and bread crust. The taste is sweet caramel and bread dough. Decent and light. The new version of this brew is like a dark amber where the old one was a lot darker, but tasted about the same. Definitely had a caramel flavor and aroma. A little bread. I gave it almost the same rating I did when I originally rated years ago.

3.3
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Good amber/brown body with a foamy tan head. Looked inviting. Aroma escapes me but the flavor was good.

2.7
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Like most Ofests this is very drinkable but it is not very flavorful. Slight caramel malt aroma and taste.

2.6
Cartoonkhaki (1300) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
Brown amber, Beige head. Malty not much bitter. Dry and decent. Hardly any aroma missing something that would make it better.

3.6
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2004
First sip has an immediate sweet, bread aroma. There is a subtle hop aftertaste, but not distinctive. This beer has plenty of caramel, maybe a little too much, but still quite good. Perhaps just a little more body and a little more alcohol and this beer might be a winner for an American Oktoberfest!

2.9
jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Bottle. A deep amber color with an off-white head. Syrupy carmael and malts with little spice. Dry finish.

3.8
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 The best American-made O-fest, IMO. Good malt forward beer with little roastiness and a decent, if unusual hop flavor for this style. Easy drinker, which I beleive is the point of Oktoberfest! 3.7 Update- on tap 8/30/04- This was thicker and richer than the bottled version by a long shot. Cookie dough like aroma with a sweet malt flavor and a never ending beige head. Delicious.

3
igneous1 (1537) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2003
my beer was the same color, but certainly didnt possess the same head as the picture! lots of bready malts, but i had a hard time picking up any hops...a bit and thin, i thought..flavor was OK, just thin body.


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