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Old 08-30-2010, 02:23 PM   #1
Oct 2009
Tonawanda, Ny
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Tis the season for Octoberfests. I was excited to see when i visited my local beer supplier this weekend all the new seasonal micros had come in. All the Octoberfests and other "fall seasonals". So i wanted to take poll on everyones favorite Octoberfest and fall beers. Lets a get a good list going of the who's who of autum releases. Cheers

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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I have to say that michelob gets it because they are about the only ones with the cojones to call it a Marzen.

Oktoberfest is a festival, not a beer style.


carry on.

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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The best commercial example imo is Ayinger. Nothing else comes close.

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #4
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I've always liked Sam Adams Oktoberfest. I know its probably not the most accurate to style, or the best available...but I think its pretty tasty and I like it. I also like that I can find it on tap at pretty much any local bar/restaurant this time of year.

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
May 2010
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summit Oktoberfest from Minnesota

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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Really enjoy the Sam Adams Octoberfest!

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:52 PM   #7
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Anyone tried the St. Arnold October fest? I bought a 6 pack and it was decent, but I'm not sure i've ever had a proper Marzen style anyways.

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:57 PM   #8
Dec 2008
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I just had a Hacker-pschor and it was good. I all so tasted Ayinger and it didn't even come close to the Hacker-pschor.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #9
Feb 2010
lakewood, Co
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It really varies year to year. Frankly the best Marzen I have had was a split, between Vetter Marzen (Only available in Heidelberg, GE) and Hacker-Pschor at their tent in Munich during the fest. I really dont care for their import all that well, so I think that the beer, combined with the fest, and the incredible thirst for festbier all played a roll. Marzen is one of my favorite styles, I do wish I could lager.

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Old 08-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by JBmadtown View Post
summit Oktoberfest from Minnesota
I had a glass at the state fair on saturday. I was impressed. Really tasty this year.
On tap: BCB Porter, $12 Cream ale, Amarillo Pale Ale, Simcoe Pale Ale
Kegged: Amarillo Pale Ale, Simcoe Pale Ale, $12 Cream ale
Primary: Calypso Pale Ale (x2)
On Deck: Lake Walk Pale Ale, BCB IPA

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