RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
Expertly brewed by the award-winning Master Brewers of The Lion Brewery, it boasts a brilliant reddish-brown color and full-body for the true beer drinker. In using a blend of Munich, Vienna and Aromatic malts, Stegmaier Oktoberfest possesses a light-toasted character with a touch of sweetness. The addition of German hops adds a perfect balance of flavor, which will be enjoyed by the most sophisticated palate.

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Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Jungle Jim’s tasted on September 14, 2010. Clear medium orange/amber color, sweet aroma with troubling overtones of chemicals and cheap pale lager-type graininess, sweet toasted malt flavor battles with chemical elements and comes up somewhat short. Disappointing, especially in light of my enjoyment of Stegmaier Bock and Stegmaier Porter.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of diacetyl, slight malts, slight nuts, and slight caramel. Poured orange/amber in color with a small to medium-sized, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of diacetyl, light malts, light caramel, and slight hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Diacetyl and slight malt finish.

BigBeer45 (1564) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2009
12 oz. twist off bottle from Vintage Estate in Ohio, pours a clear dark copper and red with an off-white head, head collapses to a ring and cover, there are some effervescent bubbles making their way to the top, beer left some lacing on the sides of the glass, toasted malt and bread like aromas and not much sweetness on the nose, appears to be a dry Octoberfest, has a faint earthy aroma in the background, nice malt flavors, toasted malt and bread, has some malt sweetness, finish is mostly dry with a nice bitterness, medium mouth feel, I do not know why this beer has a low rating, this was ok.

MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a copper with a reddish hue and a thin head. Aromas are apple juice and malt, but pretty blah. Flavor is sweet and pretty blah.

goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Poured an almost clear amber color with a small off-white head. Thick toffee aroma and flavor. Moderate sweetness. Light-medium body.

grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Transfering from notes. Bottle. Amber pour with a nice big off white head. Aroma is of sweet malt and light hops. Flavor is pretty balanced with sweetness and bitterness. But something about it didnt sit right with me.

Jhouston (23) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Maybe I had a rancid batch,but this stuff was not that impressive. Tasted kind of aged,and not very enjoyable on the tongue.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Name: Oktoberfest
Date: November 01, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel and butterscotch flavor, light breadyness, little to no bitterness

Name: Oktoberfest
Date: November 21, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar tasting
Aroma: sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet and bready flavor, light balancing bitterness, still a touch of the butterscotch

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: * /4

ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber body with a small, white, bubbly head. Smell: Caramel malts with a touch of toasted grain and fruit and several pats of butter. Oh, who am I kidding, you get an entire stick of the stuff. Taste: Toasty caramel maltiness with a medium sweetness. Diacetyl. Slight fruitiness in the form of Red Delicious apples. More diacetyl. Light spicy hops and bitterness. Like a cruel phantom that butter taste comes and goes but you can never ever quite be rid of it. Grainy, caramel-laden, butter churn finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Whew. This one certainly wasn’t shy about the diacetyl which, if you can deal with, then you may be able to choke it down. Otherwise, it calls for a drain pour and a tall glass of water to rinse your mouth out.

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
12oz twist-off bottle. clear copper. Aroma of butterscotch. bluh. Diacityl and hops in the finish. DRAIN POUR.

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