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oaky Bearing the characteristic vanilla, woody, butterscotch and/or toasty flavors of oak.
  
oatmeal An acceptable flavor or aroma in oatmeal stouts. The addition of oatmeal in the brew also lends a smooth, silky quality to the mouthfeel.
  
off flavorAn undesirable flavor in beer. Examples include a metallic, lightstruck and diacetyl tastes.
  
oily Slick in mouthfeel; usually an off-flavor.
  
OktoberfestA German festival at which beer plays a central role, first held in 1810. Also, a beer style.
  
original gravityThe specific gravity of unfermented wort before yeast is added.
  
Ortho-Chlorophenol An off flavor and a phenolic compound. With a taste akin to Band-aids or bearing a medicinal quality, Ortho-Chlorophenol may appear from bacteria, but also from chlorinated water or sanitizers.
  
overtonesA beer's apparent, very notable characteristics.
  
overtones The more obvious characteristics, aromas and flavors of beer.
  
oxidationProlonged exposure to oxygen, which gives beer a cardboardlike flavor and/or aroma. Almost always an off flavor.
  
oxidized Synonymous with "stale." An off flavor that transpires when beer is exposed to oxygen or high temperatures, or is otherwise past its prime. Stale or oxidized flavors come in a variety of permutations—papery or cardboardlike, akin to rotten produce, diaperlike, leathery, sherrylike and bready are common forms.
  

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