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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2728) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle: Amber pour with a thin beige head. Not much to the aroma; a little sweet and malty. Florals show up a little bit in the taste, but caramel malt and an herbal note are the forefront. A little bready too. Overall refreshing and paried well with the general’s chicken.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (233) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap, Old Chicago, Bozeman MT. Pour is dark copper, cream colored head. Aroma is spicy, malty. Taste is a light bitter, surprisingly light body. Very smooth. Kind of disappointing, I was expecting a bit more complexity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (800) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Very dark pour with little head. Nose of nutty caramel. Nut flavors with malt. A very weak finish. Starts out as strong in the flavor, but leaves you wanting more in the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2003
No head, very dark ruby/mahogany color. Slight caramel nut aroma. Flavor has nuts, toffee, earth and butter detectable. Creamy with a nice hop finish. Slightly acidic finish with a watered down mouthfeel. Nice initially but finishes weak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany brown with a fading and slightly lacy tan head.Darktoberfest? Aroma of molasses, nuts. Medium body and light carbonation. Taste of molasses, and a dash of butter. Sadly, it’s not quite thick enough to pour on pancakes. Sweet molasses, spice and earth finish. Kinda sorta one-dimensional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bottleworks, Seattle
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, light bready character, light earthyness, touch of caramel candy
Overall: a dark oktoberfest? drinks almost like a schwartz with so much roastyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1580) - Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, little lacework. Aroma is chocolate malts, nuts, and brown sugar. The flavor is dark roasted malts, more caramel than chocolate malt, brown sugar, mild bitterness which is very refreshing, I actually like it, I really like it. Ok I don’t really like it, I was just imitating that Mikey cereal commercial from when I was a kid, but it’s not bad. Carbonation is low, body is thin, finish is bitter and sweet.


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