93 Volksfestbier, Privatbrauerei Hofmühl (Germany). 5.6% ABV (10/10)
Golden amber color. Integrated aromas of salty deviled egg, tortilla chip, and dried citrus with a seamlessly carbonation dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, honeyed apple and nut accented finish. A delicious, appetizing fest beer.
93 Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Hofbräuhaus München (Germany). 6.3% ABV (10/10)
Bright golden color. Rich aromas of omelet and fresh baguette with a round, chewy dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, sumptuous honeyed citrus and grass accented finish. A delicious, classic märzen.
92 Vienna, Theresianer (Italy). 5.3% ABV (10/10)
Deep amber color. Roasted whole corn and chestnuts, faint pork rind and chalky clay aromas with a round, supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, quenching edamame and hay accented finish. Super table friendly and quaffable; bring on the sausages!
92 Oktoberfest, Lake Superior Brewing (MN). 5.96% ABV (11/09)
Pure copper color. Fruity caramel yogurt and raisin toast aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with sweet roasted grain and toasted pastry notes in fine balance. Finishes with a long, citrusy, earthy, grassy hop accented fade. A delicious version of Oktoberfest that will work great on the holiday table.
92 Oktoberfest, Deschutes Brewery (OR). 5% ABV (10/10)
Pale amber color. Aromas of lemon bread, salted nuts, and orange jelly with a crisp, vibrant and frothy dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nicely astringent nutskin, honey, and citrusy, earthy hop smack.
92 Oktoberfest Lager, Capital Brewery (WI). 5.5% ABV (11/09)
Rich amber color. Aromas of peach danish and orange marmalade on toast follow through on a round, crisp entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with custard notes. Finishes with a long, interplay of sweet citrus pastry and grassy earthy hop notes. Excellent style and drinkability.
92 Brooklyn Oktoberfest, The Brooklyn Brewery (NY). 5.5% ABV (10/10)
Deep copper color. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted chestnuts, light molasses and mocha with a round, supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honeyed pumpernickel toast, dried pear, and water chestnut accented finish. A sturdy, refreshing fest beer.