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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German hops make this lager true to style. Patient cold aging makes it wonderfully smooth. In bottles September through February

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3.5
kopher (593) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2006
(12 oz. bottle - "Enjoy By: Feb 24 07") Pours light brownish/reddish like apple cider with a few bubbles on top. Smells like rotten apples. Taste is much better, though a bit too sweet. Lots of sweet fruit and honey and a touch of bitter-sweet hoppiness, maybe. Malty. Smooth but a bit too thin. Good light carbonation. Nice finish.

3.4
EvanFriend (592) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Malty, with the bread notes one would expect for the style. A little dried fruit as well. Not bad. Prost!

2.9
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2010
12oz Bottle poured into dimpled mug. Pours dark amber almost copper with minimal head. aromas of sweet malt. Very malty but not too sweet which is good but has a watery feel to it. Good session beer pretty balanced

3.2
scotchzombie (589) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours clear brown and red tinged amber with a fat white that is nice and foamy. Visibly carbonated . No lacing and head fades to nothing. Aroma is pungent grassy noble hops and bready malts. Taste is very hop forward with far less caramel malt flavor than most oktoberfest beers. Still a nice malt backbone - but more bready than sweet. Applause for a different take on the style.

2.7
Jabic (583) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Ar: Deep caramel, sweet apples, some toasty malt, hay. Ap: Orange-amber, crystal-clear - small off-white head with moderate retention and a light wisp of foam. T: Toasted malt, a touch of sweetness - lots of apple and a solid grip of medium caramel - bitterness is medium-low - apple tannin lingers in finish, somewhat harsh. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry. O: This beer seems like it could be nice, but the apple flavor just dominates and gets in the way.

3.4
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
On tap, thanks richlikebeer, melikebeer too. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Poured a dark copper with a nice off white head. Flavor was good, caramel,toffee,toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and finished well. Good beer for football.

2.5
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Failed to impress me with this beer. The taste was pretty bland, it tasted like a watered down lager, which is to say, not that flavorful. Maybe too much carbonation.

3.6
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bit too sweet for me but underrated. Toasty. cereal malts overmatch the hops.Oily. Finish and aftertaste is a strength. Clove spice is about right. Light and a bit watery but a nice session beer.

3.9
beer_rookie (561) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours a copper color. Not a great head, better lacing. A little hazy. Eh, it’s okay on that part.

Aroma is very malty. Very toasty, very roasty. Caramel and maybe some roasted nuts.

Taste is pretty darn good. Sure, you’ve got your roasted malt, caramel and toffee, yeah yeah. It fits the style well, but hey, I’m also tasting some surprising tobacco flavor. It’s rich and smokey, and it’s very tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied. It’s somewhat bitter finish. There’s also some of that tobacco in the finish.

Overall, I like this a lot. Particularly because of the tobacco flavor. Yeah, that’s tobacco. Like Levi Garrett. But other than that, it would still be pretty solid without it. But yes, you should certainly try it. I would absolutely have it again.

3.2
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Has a malty nose with some hints of spice. Tastes much the same, with a nice bit of hops. This is the first Voctory beer that I didnt absolutely love, but its still prety good.


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