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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Classic German Dark Marzen. Not too sweet and yet very malty and nice hop flavor. Available Late September until it's gone.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (983) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. 2010 edition. Pours murky dark brown with orange hues. Minimal head and lacing. Shame about that. Maybe pour this one closer to room temp. Aromatic nose of fruitcake, Frankfurt bread pudding, sweaty sock funk, and soft molasses sweetness. Mildly sweet flavor. Light-medium body, average carbonation. Malty finish for a malt focused brew. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from New Seasons. A: Clouded brown, creme colored head which turns from foam to whisp. Some lacing. N: Cocoa, biscuit, peas, bread, hay, touch of toffee, a bit vegetal, walnuts, and a hint of smoke. T: A strange combination of sweet and bitter. It doesn’t seem like that’s the case, though. More of that almond profile. M: Chalky, medium bodied, dense carbonation. O: Not a great Oktoberfest. Perhaps it’s the yeast being used here, but it’s neither clean nor pleasingly bready.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Very dark. Aroma of campfire smoke. Initial sip is full with candy malt sweetness. Middle has moderate alcohol mixed with caramel. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a nice bready malt taste and slight hop bitterness. Definitely an American marzen, prob why I like it so much. Screw Munich, I’ll take Montana!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2003
caramel and nutty aroma, dark brownish red, good body, malty and semisweet with a lingering hop finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (802) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Couleur ambré avec un petit col beige. L’arôme du malt et cereals. Le goût est du malt, cereals et levure. C’est un très peu sucré.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Hard to go wrong with this style, from the examples I’ve tried so far. Easy to get a bocky/bready aroma, somewhat harder to get a good head presentation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Dark brown with a modest head and minor lacings. Taste is brown sugar, soy sauce, slight bitter hops, a slight amount of boiled ham, some leather. Not like any other beer that was labelled Octoberfest. Abv at 6% is much too high for a session beer. Sweet overall but not overwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (560) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Picked up a six pack of the 2008 batch in Missoula today. Like past batches, it is a good, all around bock/brown beer. Has some sweetness/maltiness. A very drinkable beer that I like a lot.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2010
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Nice dark pour, but no head to speak of. Smells a bit like a petroleum based product. Taste is a bit more mellow, but much like it smells with an added hint of cedar with a bit of sweetness. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek. Pours a dark cola color with an off-white tan head. Flavor: Molasses, coffee, and brown sugar.


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