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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber in color, this beer is available in August.

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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
I was hopeful with this one. I was in the mood for the holidays and thought this would be a nice start. I was wrong. It started great, red/amber in color, a good head that left behind a nice lacing. Fruity/spicey aroma with mild hops and a hint of malt but that's where the good ends. There wasn't much flavor at all and it had a bitter/unpleasant aftertaste. This one didn't live up to the hype.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5823) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Ruby tinted amber colour with a perfectly dense light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, malt, caramel and a light nutmeg. Medium-bodied; Sweet flavour mixed with plentiful malt and some spices. Aftertaste full of sweetness-caramel, caster sugar and a bit of natural sugars from raisins, etc. Overall, a pretty good beer and a pleasant twist on the style. I bought this 65 cL bottle from Norm's in Vienna, Virginia and sampled it on 19-November-2003.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13439) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is floral and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, with light floral bitterness in support. Medium body. Overall, I find it too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Bottle. Poured copper-brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is malty, butterscotch and very light hops. Flavor is sweet malts, sweet malts and a few more sweet malts with a little hoppiness in the finish. Medium body and creamy carbonation. Nice east coast treat.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2130) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2003
2003 Big Bottle: The beer pours a slightly orangish-amber color. It is crystal clear. There is a decent off-white head, but it dissapates very quickly. There is very little lacing. The taste is malty sweet with a fairly decent hop bite also. Medium bodied. Hint of caramel to the nose. A very good efort!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Sweet malt aroma. medium bodied. Flavor is hearty sweet malt. Slightly more hops then most octoberfests I have had.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Medium-bodied amber color. Sweet, dessert-like flavor. Caramel and coconut. OK, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6067) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 Pours a reddish bronze with a tall tan head. Nose is lightly malted but no spice is evident. The tongue is nutty and malted but definitely more hops than a German Octoberfest beer. Good to see a little spin on a standard style. Finishes with a little bit crisp hoppiness. Not overly complex, but a good beer nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Pours a clear ruby copper with a semi-thick off-white head. Lightly sour caramel malt and musty grain aroma. Body is lighty sweet and dry with a decent balance of hops. Sticky earthy malt finish speckled with noble hops. An ok oktoberfest.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2003: medium brown, large white head. caramel malt, light hops, sweet. fairly light, not as clean as id like


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