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Old 08-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #11
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Please get Paulaner next time. One of my favorite beers of all time. Everything I want in an Oktoberfest. Great maltiness but so drinkable, I'd drink the whole six pack easily.

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Old 08-25-2013, 02:41 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Brewmex41 View Post
I went with the Sam Adams's this time.

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I don't regret it.
They are selling those glasses at the grocery store for a buck so I grabbed two.

Next time I hit up the bottle shop, they'll hopefully have more fall beers out and I'll stock up on the imports.
I'm glad you enjoyed it, I didn't really mean to be defensive in my above post. A lot of people say Sam Adam's Oktoberfest is a out of style, and it probably is, but sure does taste great.

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:45 AM   #13
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I also had a Sam Adams octoberfest tonight. It was decent. I recall it being so much better back before I started brewing. The ruby mild I had from SA tonight was much better. It was not very ruby or mild though.

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:51 AM   #14
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Boulevard Bobs 47. Although technically a Vienna lager, it is awesome.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #15
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I thought that this might be useful in your search. It's the BJCP guidelines for Oktoberfest - FYI it's noted SA is "unusual" due to late hopping, but it's still considered a good commercial example of the style.

BJCP Style 3B
Commercial Examples: Paulaner Oktoberfest, Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen, Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Victory Festbier, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Capital Oktoberfest, Gordon Biersch Märzen, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest (a bit unusual in its late hopping)

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #16
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i heard great lakes oktoberfest is really good but i havent tried it yet

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by njale View Post
i heard great lakes oktoberfest is really good but i havent tried it yet
I just picked up a 6pack on Friday, and yes it is very good. But so is everything I've tried of theirs. Sam Adams is always a good choice, but I agree it has been better in the past. Spaten has a good oktoberfest. I've also tried hofbrau's and didn't like it, but that was years ago and my pallet has changed so much since.

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #18
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Paulaner is probably my fave but Erdinger and Hacker-Pschorr are up there too. Maibocks and marzens are some of my favorite beers. It's like trying to pick a favorite kid.

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #19

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!

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #20
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Course, you can only get it in WI. Worth the drive for me...
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