RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Brewed in the Märzen style, Summit Oktoberfest brings alive the famous European Fall celebrations. Summit Oktoberfest has a reddish-bronze color, a rich malty aroma and a satisfying smooth finish.

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jordanb (19) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
This beer, once poured, shouts "Pick me up and drink me!" but fails to deliver. A nice thick white head belies the rather flavorless red body. It disappears in the mouth, insubstantial, which is pretty disappointing.

iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Aroma of biscuity toasty malts, light floral hops. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small, creamy yellow orange head. Taste is the same (malts and mild florally hops) with a little alcohol in the the taste, but almost no burn in the finish. Very little bitterness, moderate sweetness. Also, just before the finish I got a quick tinge of caramellized raisins.

shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2006 Bottle; tasted at River’s Bend. Matt pulled a bottle of this out of the cooler toward the end of the tasting... I was quite disappointed with this "Oktoberfest" brew. It didn’t seem to have any of the qualities that a true Oktoberfest/Märzen beer should have. This more or less tasted like a regular lager and actually had characteristics that reminded me of a wheat beer. As much as I love Oktoberfest and Märzen style beer, I cannot recommend this one.

jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
From a 12oz. stubby twist cap brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured a slightly hazy orange hued copper with a foamy off-white head that settled into a thin lacing, decent carbonation. Had a sweet grainy, nutty and caramel malty nose with a little herbalness in the background. A crisp, creamy smooth medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Sweet grainy and caramelized malty taste, a light nutty spiciness, a soft herbal bitterness and a dryish grainy and bread malty finish with a little lingering alcohol warmth in the palate. A nice Oktoberfest beer from Summit, maybe my favorite from this brewery.

zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Above average malted lager. Pours pretty heady, but quickly dissipates. Burnt carmel syrupy flavor with a dash of wheaties and hops. A bit sweet, but has a slightly bitter finish. Nothing bad, but I wouldn’t miss it if I never had it again. I didn’t notice that it was nearly 8% ABV until I read it here. Could stand to be a bit less sweet with a bit more spice.

Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with an average frothy white head. Moderate roasted malt citrus aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet malty flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration. Drinkable.

PhillyBeer2112 (2919) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Standard american style oktoberfest, featuring mostly crystal malt. Curious citrus aroma, but not seemimingly from hops, but perhaps of fermentation. Lemon and orange. Muddled amber color, smallish head. Clean caramelized flavor, somewhat earthy and leafy with the hops, small rising bitterness in the finish.

SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2005
In the bottle. Pours orange-amber with a white head. Has a dough-like and fruity sweetness to the aroma. Medium body with a nice caramel malt toastiness combined with good bitterness. For a cheap Summitt beer, this was surprisingly competent. Sweetness probably prohibits this being consumed in Maß-sized portions. Is this really 7.7% ABV? Sure seems lighter than that!? Somebody please check the accuracy of this info listed above.

csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Thanks to Heemer77 for this beer. 12oz bottle. Enjoy by Feb 01. Served in a lager glass, straight from the cellar, at ~49°. Copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is grassy?, noble hops and some mild caramel sweetness. The initial taste is mild caramel and honey with some almost citrusy sourness to it and some biscut fllavors. The finish is grassy with some sweetness and almost some sourness?. The mouthfeel is average. I don’t think I enjoy most Oktoberfest beers.

Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Pours a light amber, with a sweet, malty nose. Relatively true to style, with a rich caramel and honey-ish mouthfeel, but subdued hop presence. A little higher abv than typical, but well hid. A decent Märzen/Oktoberfest style lager.

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