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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. This year, we’re collaborating with Germany’s Brauhaus Faust in Miltenberg, whose approach to the classic style we’ve long admired. The result is a festival beer true to their style—deep golden in color with deceptively rich malt flavor and balanced by traditional German-grown whole-cone hops.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3159) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Color is more brassy, between yellow lager and copper Oktoberfest. Sturdy, puffy head. Malty smell with a little more amber toast than the color suggests. Taste is nicely malty, no phenol or smoke, but “crisp”. Hops provide some prickly bitterness with the bubble. I suspect a larger concentration of Noble hops than is normal, maybe even some Cascade. Sitting on the porch with this in our 91° September afternoon, and it is hitting just the right spots. This is the first time I’ve encountered SN’s Oktoberfest series, and I’m now sorry I missed the previous collaborations.


3.5
Dazka (168) - Milan, ITALY - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Ar: very malty, hints of chestnut,hint of alcohol Ap: copper, amber T: med/high sweetness, low bitterness P: med body, persistent end, lively carb

3.7
Cavie (4836) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle. Clear light orange color, light white head. Malty aroma, low spicy hops. Sweetness on the flavor, malty and grainy. Crisp finish, refreshing with lots of flavor.

3.6
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2017
[email protected] 9/10/17. Bright amber color with ivory head. Nice spicy caramel, herbal, sweet malt aromas. Medium bodied. Lightly sweet n spicy lagered caramel, herbal, light fruit flavors--crisp finish___good

3.6
beerluva (51) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours deep gold in color with minimal head and decent latticing. Subtle aromas of sweey malt on the nose. Rich malts and mild hops blend well on the tongue. Smooth, malt lingers while hoppiness shows up but doesn't linger. Very good example of a marzan.

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doboyed (1) - - NOV 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 So glad they did this beer with Faust. I’ve been to their brewery in Miltenberg and they are a class operation! Found the spear to be very good. The multi this is balanced really nice, and it feels great in your mouth. The golden color reminds me of autumn. So sad that I won’t be able to get this beer after the next couple of weeks. This has been a favorite

2.4
cheap (6124) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2017
OK, its a bottle with the label pictured. Mild perfume sweet aroma. Surprised I haven't had a S/N fest before. Pours a richer looking pale to the eye. Taste is strongish malt medicine with a tad of sweet spice on the end. Acceptable beefy alky brew.

3.6
BelgianBeerGal (4173) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Bottle from Hop City Atlanta. I'm really starting to look forward to these annual releases. Classic fest beer with a decent amount of hoppiness. Great.

3.7
kraddel (9088) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear, bit darker blonde. medium-low sized head, rather stable. Smell is bit weak, mild sweetness, tad grainy ( white bread). taste is sweet, bitter ( not overly so ) , some green, grassy aspects of the hops, very mild fruityness. The beer, regardless of the low abv, does have a bite to it. Very nice beer !

4.4
puboflyons (3508) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2017
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. 2017 batch. It pours a carbonated copper color with a modest somewhat lasting cram colored. head. Decent clarity. Big Euro-malt aroma on the nose with sweetness and sourdough. A little peaty. Medium body. The sweet malts play up big in the taste and there is a traditional feel about the flavor with a mild to moderate bitterness at the finish. I quite enjoyed this one.

3.7
hman43 (1802) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2017
It pours deep golden with moderate head retention. It is very clear overall. It has aromas of toast with herbal elements. There is a slight hint of fruit, apple. It has flavors of toast with a bit of dough. It is also quite spicy. There is a slight hint of fruit, apple. It has a moderate body with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Overall, it is a rather clear beer with the hops is support and the focus on the malts.


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