Disgruntled Brewing Oktoberfest (5.0% alcohol by volume) smells rich and malty with dark bread crust, a trace of dark sugars, a whisper of spice and a hint of bread dough. Hop aromas are low, malt aromas are medium to medium high. It pours bright auburn filled with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1.5" cream to light tan cap with good retention. Layers of malt lead the flavors. It is rich and slightly sweet with threads of dark sugar, traces of caramel, hints of toffee and butterscotch, and almost molasses. A slight background tartness fades in and out. Bread crumb, bread crust and a dash of nuts provide the backbone. Hop bitterness is mild and it finishes with a slightly astringent graininess. The body is medium full and the carbonation is medium low. This malt forward beer is rich, fulfilling and very drinkable. I rate it 85.
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