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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
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.

3.4
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.

3.5
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Typical light orange color with Solid caramel malt nose. Very nice for an oktoberfest.

2.4
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.

2.8
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.

2.1
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.

1.5
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.

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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.

2.9
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.

2.1
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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