RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
AUTUMN - Traditionally brewed to celebrate the harvest season, this reddish-brown lager has a rich caramel character and a long flavorful finish. Its delicious malty sweetness is nicely accented by a slightly fruity bouquet and a mild hop flavor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Bottle Pours a bright, clear reddish-orange with a bubbly off-white head that shrinks to an incomplete cap. The aroma is faintly malty, with some doughy, toasted malt…I don’t detect any Munich malt though. A bit of herbal Tettnanger hop too. Begins toasty and malty, with a hint of caramelly sweetness, then takes a turn towards bitter and roasted. Watery, short-lived finish. Medium in body, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. A bit on the bland side. This is lacking the smoothness and distinct maltiness of a great O’fest. Not a bad brew, but it sadly takes the typical American shortcut of using Crystal malt and little-to-no lagering time…and it shows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Nice dark amber/brown color.Small head that faded fast,with a slight amount of lace left behind.Malty,caramel aroma with a nice sweet side.The taste was much the same with a stronger emphasis on the sweet caramel and decent amount of hops as well in the flavor.The after taste is malty,light caramel and well hopped.Very nice brew and well done IMO i'm glad i have a few more around for later sitting outside by the fire some cool evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Dark red color, with a tan head. Slightly sweet head. Can't really get a handle on this one. There's nothing really there. A little caramel flavor, a little acidity, and a dull, watery beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Amberish color, quick disappearing head,a faint honey taste with a soft malty carmel aftertaste. Given its strong bouquet, I thought the taste would be bolder, smooth mouthfeel does not get bitter to the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2003
beautiful brownish/orangeish color that positively glows! no beer transmits light in quite the same way an Ofest does. has a thin but adequate head. aroma is obviusly malty with cereal notes. detect more hops in the flavor of this than most Ofests..very subtle however. touch of alcohol as well...not as sweet as some of the others of the style, but still, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2003
This was fairly good. Good amounts of caramel in the nose and flavor. Well balanced with malts and sweatness. Thick head and medium thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Sweet caramel aroma. Nice amber colored lager with fluffy head. Rich malty flavor that is oh so smooth. Not quite as sweet as other marzens, which is a good thing. Crisp finish and well balanced. This is a very nice beer,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Draft Looks like there's a lot more variety in Okto beers than any style definition can contain, especially when American brewers are involved. Sprecher offers a nice dark complexion with a good roasty malt character. This, in turn, counterbalances the usual sweetness of an Okto, leading it to a dry finish. Still, the mouthfeel comes in a little thinner than expected, but a good effort.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Seems like a pretty typical Oktoberfest brew with its pronounced malt character. Nothing really special about it, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 very nice deep amber color and off white head start off this brew. Aroma is nice as well, with good malt notes and sweetness. Flavor is good, but not great. Nice malt accents and well rounded, but lacks a lot of real character to give it any differing marks from other Oktobers. A good brew, nevertheless.

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