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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A coppery amber lager that showcases a full bodied, malty flavor that is balanced by a refreshing bitterness derived from fine noble hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 9/16/09. 12 oz. bottle poured into my pint glass. Pours a dark orange with a big frothy off-white head on top. Great retention. Leaves some great sticky webs on the glass. Smells like bread, some sour grassy notes, and earth. The mouth is a little thinner than I’d like, but there’s some touches of carbonation bite in and out. Flavors of fresh bread, grassy hops, and light spices make up this one. This is a pretty decent Festbier. I’d have it again.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruit. Malty caramel flavor with a hint of hops in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking but not remarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Poured a nice amber color and tasted like a typical Oktoberfest beer. But it is down on my list when next year comes around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, translucent, large rocky off-white head, fairly nice lacing, moderate carbonation.   Malty/mealy aroma.   Slight cardboard.   A little musty on the tongue, malty, slight cereal mealiness, a touch of cardboard.   Seems pretty average.   Mild sweetness.   Not as crisp as others, but it is fairly clean.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Mealy aftertaste.   Meh, pretty average yet probably more flavorful than others.   Thanks Ron for the bottle!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3395) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle from the beer store. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam. A hint of malt on the nose. A bit coppery on the tongue with some hop bite on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Pours a deep, amber orange with white foam head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, and spice. Sweet caramel taste with a toasty profile and a bitter layer. Very good for the style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Fine pour with average head on orange beer. Aroma is pleasant in character, but weak in terms of impact--I want more of it. Flavor is a bit more alcoholic/bitter than a classic representation of the style, but this is still good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4638) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
On tap at Bennigans in Chicago, October 2011. After long day with flights from DCA to JFK, and then to ORD and walking around in Chicago this was a refreshing beer to enjoy. A solid beer I must say, one of the better Oktoberfest-beers that I have tried.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color. No real surprises in the aroma. Pretty textbook marzen stuff. It has notes of leaves, caramel, apples. The flavor is sweeter, but not overdone. Caramel apples, a little woody bite and burning leaves comprise the profile. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but this is decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
great malt presence with the perfect amount of hop crispness to be interesting. well balanced, medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp finish.


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