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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Golden pour with big white head. Aroma of crackers, bread, leafy hops. A bit of dusty pale malt. Flavor is somewhat fruity, somewhat bitter. Hops are very leafy. Malts are bready and crackery, somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel is nice, at least. Certainly worse than most of the american Oktoberfests I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a big mug. The abv is listed on the label at 5.8% and there is no freshness date. This is the first Oktoberfest I have seen this year so I’m sure it’s very fresh. Appearance: The body has a bright gold color with excellent clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it forms a tall bright white head of tightly packed foam. The head has good retention but makes very little lacing. Smell: The aroma has equal parts bready and nutty malt with fresh floral hops. Taste/Palate: Its medium body has balanced mix of bready malt with nutty and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The finish is quick and refreshing. It just begs for another sip. Notes: This is an outstanding, highly drinkable Fest bier. It’s not very complex but what’s there is very good!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle at The Royale. Pours a mostly clear gold with just a little haze and a big bone white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma of Bavarian malts and hops, some floral notes, straw, grass, and a little orange citrus. Flavor of grassy hops, orange citrus, mild spices, and bready malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mouthfeel that I can just call ’German’. This doesn’t strike me as a typical marzen by any means, but just has an unmistakably traditional German feel. Not that that’s a bad thing, of course.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours off-gold, with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is bready, slightly sweet, hint of malt and fruit character. Mouthfeel is medium in fullness, with a semi-long finish. Flavor shows mild notes of golden raisin, bread and pale malt. Flash of toffee in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (2943) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2010
Pours pale gold with a large fading head. Nose shows grassy hops with faint spicy notes along with tempting bready malt. Flavours show a little of the above hops with some bready, almost grainy, malt in the background. Nice low carbonation and moderately-light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy, yellow pour with a short lived white head. S: The nose is bready and biscuity with a slight spiciness and some lightly floral and citrusy hops. T: There’s plenty of spicy and sweet orange hop flavor. The malt provides a bit of bready flavor and substance, though the beer is fairly light. M: The body is quite light on the tongue with a bubbly carbonation. D: I don’t think Weihenstephaner makes a bad beer, and this one follows that trend. A nice light beer with some pleasant flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
[2739-20100130] 500mL bottle. Straw yeast aroma is a little odd. Clear, light orange yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Metallic straw yeast flavour has a bitter malt aftertaste. Light-medium body. Not great.
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
cloudy pale pour with a large bit of carbonation. Almost zero head on this beer and tastes a bit like malted barley. Aroma is light but noticeable with a bit of a hoppy smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
2009-01-30. Crisp dark yellow body is bubbly, modest white head fades. Aroma is mild, sweet pale malts, light grassy hops. 6+ Flavour is similar, modest bitterness throughout, light grassy hops, muted pale malt underpinnings. Average palate. Serviceable, overall impression is on the mild side. Okay. Bottle from Abbot Ale House, Cork

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2627) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle. Light gold body with a small, fizzy white head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is grassy with notes of toasted and raw grain, bread, flowers, honey. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clean, moderately sweetened with a crisp finish. Well made.

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