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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is a true German style Marzen lager, fermented with Bavarian lager yeast. We used hops different than any other beers we've brewed to date, imparting a continental authenticity. A crisp beer, yet the use of Victory malt gives this beer a roasty, toastiness that is associated with the style.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Copper colored with a creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted malts. Flavor of toasted and caramel malts.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Sample at the North Market Columbus Microbrew fest on 09/26/2010. I cant believe I have never had this in all my trips to Barleys! Sweet malty taste. Bread, nuts and even some fruit. Plums and apples perhaps. Very drinkable and enjoyable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2007
On tap at the smokehouse - Pours a dark amber almost copper with a nice white creamy head. Aromas of big caramel, and toffee, munich malts show through most. Behind that there is a touch of spice from the authentic german hops. Flavor is all malt. Good caramel and toffee notes. Lots of sweetness and just a touch of spicey german hops at the back. Good and very true to the style

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2007
10/20/07: On tap @ Smokehouse
Medium to dark brown body followed by a small creamy off white head. Some lacing. Rauchmalt aroma. Rich malty body which is very flavorful – spicy, caramel, with a bit of nut (and smoke).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Draft at Smokehouse. Poured clear dark amber hue with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate aroma of toasted woody malt. Medium body. Well balanced woody bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is better then my expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Draft at the smokehouse. Pours a light amber/red iced tea like color with just the thinnest white head. Aroma is a very nice, crisp intense maltiness. Like smelling good quality fresh barley. Really nice smell. Taste is toasty, malty, sweetness up front then finishes relatively dry for the style. Body is medium/medium-thin. This is a quality Oktoberfest that is about what I’d expect from the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at the Smokehouse. Clear amber pour with a thin beige head. Malty aroma with some subtle soft fruit influence (apple, peach) and light hops. Sweet and caramel malts hit the palate first followed by fruit and a bitter hop finish. Nicely balanced o-fest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Sample at the Smokehouse. The beer is a clear pale copper color with a medium thin and creamy off-white head that has fair retention. Spotty lacing. Sweet malty aroma with a fair amount of hops. Medium-bodied with a solid caramel malt character that props up a moderate amount of hops. The finish is sweet caramel and malt at first with a lingering hoppiness left behind. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Tap. Pours a copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grain, and some floral hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, again some floral hops. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes crisp and semi-sweet. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2007
Had this on tap at the Smokehouse with my friend Tommy while watching the Buckeyes spank the Badgers. Toasty and sweet nose of flowers and wheat. The brew is sparkling ruby copper. The thin tap head is mostly diminishing with no lace. The brew is incredibly well balanced especially for the style. Much more hops than I’m used to, a huge improvement IMO. Moderate acidity and a long floral finish round out the experience. The medium body is dry and lively, the finish feels very astringent.


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