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Old 08-26-2013, 11:47 AM   #21
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For years I thought Sam Adams Oktoberfest was good. And then I was introduced to Beck's. It blows SA out of the water, IMO. Try and get your hands on that and compare.

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:20 PM   #22
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Most Oktoberfests I try are a little too fruity (or even tastes too much like bananas), but Sam Adams Oktoberfest is so far the best one I've had. EVERYTHING Sam Adams does makes my tongue happy!
I honestly can't stand anything Sam Adams but that's just personal preference. The malt character in German style brews are my thang for sure. But I've never really got any banana flavored octoberfest brew. Sure in their wheats weizens and some dunkels, but not some much in the maibocks/marzen styles. I bet the shipping of German beers over here has to have some effect on the brew.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:48 PM   #23
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For me, personally, nothing American can compete with German/Bavarian beers. My personal fav style is the Doppelbock.

I just finished the 6er of Sam Adams. I thought it was a great American example of the style. Next time I get a chance, I'll pick up a bottle of Becks and leinenkugels and probably some more Widmer okto ale.

They also have a Newcastle werewolf beer that caught my eye... But I digress.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:37 AM   #24
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i heard great lakes oktoberfest is really good but i havent tried it yet
Great Lakes' is good, but like MyLastGamble said, most of their stuff is. I usually do that, SA, or Hofbrau Oktoberfest.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:01 AM   #25
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Just drank an Erdinger "Oktoberfest" beer. It's a good hefeweizen but not a typical Oktoberfest style brew. Erdinger makes an awesome Dunkel Weizen, btw. Also had a half decent local brew by Choc it was there seasonal Oktoberfest brew.


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I like Sam Adam's Oktoberfest. I stumbled on this yesterday along with 50 oz of SA.
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But I do love Heavy Seas Märzen, which is their Oktoberfest

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I like Sam Adam's Oktoberfest. I stumbled on this yesterday along with 50 oz of SA.
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But I do love Heavy Seas Märzen, which is their Oktoberfest
I know some one that would love one of these.
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I know some one that would love one of these.
They had 48 at the restaurant/bar I was at and supposedly less than 4000 are made or circulated a year. It was $50 with 50 oz of SA. Not a great buy but sure was fun. I have no idea how to find another.
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For me, personally, nothing American can compete with German/Bavarian beers. My personal fav style is the Doppelbock.

I just finished the 6er of Sam Adams. I thought it was a great American example of the style. Next time I get a chance, I'll pick up a bottle of Becks and leinenkugels and probably some more Widmer okto ale.

They also have a Newcastle werewolf beer that caught my eye... But I digress.
Newcastle werewolf is terrible. Do not waste your money.
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