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You don’t expect top-shelf representations of traditional German beers to come out of New Jersey, but that’s just where this excellent Oktoberfest comes from. Brewed by High Point Brewing Co. in Butler, N.J., this amber ale pours with a frothy white head and lacing that will coat your glass like a layer of paint. The aroma is just what you expect from a classic Oktoberfest: caramel, bready grains and softly spicy hops. It drinks easy, with tastes of sweet bread, nuts and candy corn balanced by herbal hops and the faintest hint of spice. See how good traditional beer can be at McGillin’s and Bar 31.
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