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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tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
12oz bottle from TheBeerCellar. Shared at the MN RB Winter shindig. Pleasant Oktoberfest. Pours light orange with a thin bright white head. Flavor is grassy, nutty with a touch of caramel malt. Finishes rather doughy with touches of cut grass.

Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Cool! Another historical brand revived by Lion. Sampled at MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering in Maplewood, MN and supplied by tyleranderso. From a 12-oz bottle pours a semi-clear orange amber brew with an off-white head that has some texture and thickness. Aroma of light bready and caramel malts, a touch of dried pitted fruit, and some roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, a touch of butterscotch and dried fruit. Finish is semi-sweet, a light malty character with a bready aftertaste. I doubt this is an original Stegmaier recipe but happy to see another historical Wilke-Barre label has returned from the past.

BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Typical light orange color with Solid caramel malt nose. Very nice for an oktoberfest.

mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2008
From kramer17801 in a trade. Deep orange pour with a nice head. Aroma had a floral smell, but possible skunked. Sweet initial taste. A bit of roasted malt with a small hop flavor. The mouthfeel was very syrupy. Last a coating in my mouth. Little carbonation in the glass after the initial pour.

cheap (6006) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Mild candy aroma yet enjoyable to the olfactory. Hints of tomato sauce and rubber, in a good way. Tannish orange color. Decent carbonation. Creamy finish is not too offensive. Malty and mildly acceptable finish.

kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 11, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of kramer17801. Thanks, Jason! Pours a bright, clear orange color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Sticky butterscotch and dried fruits in the aroma; unabashedly sweet and way too much butter. The butter / diacetyl / butterscotch notes carry through strongly in the mouthfeel, to the degree that, even fresh from the fridge, this beer feels like it’s near room temperature; I can’t say that’s a pleasant thing; some caramel notes and fruit are in there as well, but the diacetyl is just way too much here; this may have been a bit better before the infection (I’m guessing that this wasn’t intentional). Medium, butterscotch and caramel finish; flabby.

hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, nutty, and lots of diactyl (very buttery, buttered popcorn, etc.). Tastes of the same.

jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle. Diactyl!!!!! This beer was loaded with it. Sweet buttery aroma and taste. I could barely drink a few sips from it and force myself to swallow a few ounces of it. The only thing going for it was the nice golden orange body. Into the drain it goes.

mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2007
On Draft at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes Barre PA. It was a deep amber color in the plastic cup. It had a thin white head, the malty aroma was nice the inital flavor was mild, light and then a strong alcohol taste. I was disappointed, the Lion as been putting out some pretty good brews lately, this is not their best effort.

bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
had this in Scranton Pa. Not very good. The beer had a foul taste and a horrible finish. October was never so poorly represented.

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