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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A coppery amber lager that showcases a full bodied, malty flavor that is balanced by a refreshing bitterness derived from fine noble hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle. Pretty average Oktoberfest; not a total craft-beer take but still somehow exaggerates the more bitter/noble hops aspects of the style. Seems more like an American amber than a true Marzen; gave away half the sixer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 31, 2007
Pours copperish with a small white head. A light malt aroma but just barely and the flavor has a mild malt taste with some light hoppish spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle. Body is a fairly clear and orange color. Head is pretty big at first (maybe three fingers or so) but dies down pretty quickly... it left a lot of suds on the side of the glass. Aromas are grainy right after pouring, but then thin out a bit and change to a more fruity quality... pears, apples and white grapes. Unexpected, to say the least. Flavor is thick, flat and sweet. Caramel malts, bread dough and pumpkin or squash or something. It’s pretty uninspiring, especially from Bell’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle. Hmm...not the best marzen I’ve had this season - in my opinion this oktober is on the verge of a vegetable beer. A nice brew and very drinkable but not terrific. I was expecting a lot more from Bell’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2007
12oz bottle procured @ Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor in DC. blank where the batch number should be, so who knows. Pours a pretty orange copper with a 1 finger tan head. The nose is both nutty and sweet and nicely inviting. Taste is a bit too bitter and one dimensional for me. Overall not terrible but I’m not going to run for this any time soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2007
On tap at Capone’s... Appears a transparent copper with a small, off-white head that quickly fades into a film and collar. Small spots of lacing are left around the glass. Steady streams of CO2 rise to the top. Smell is of sourdough, toffee, raisins, light dough, fresh grains, gentle fruity sweetness. Taste is of the mentioned aromas but it seems to drop off slightly from the enticing scents. Mouthfeel is sweet up front, medium bodied, doughy, and semi-dry

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2007
I honestly didn’t get much out of this, which is a big bummer because you know Bell’s can brew a top-notch O-fest if they wanted. What we got instead was a rather plain and simple amber ale-like lager. Nose is straightforward caramel malt, with some subtle notes of hay and squash, but not nearly pronounced enough for my tastes. Flavor also seems toned down, with only light hints of squash and dried hay, and mostly just a simple, straightforward malt bill. Maple, honey, hay, and I’m really stretching to even mention these flavors, since it seems very pale, empty and simple. Watery on the tongue, and overall a very disappointing experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
pours clear amber with filmy head and light lacing. caramel malty aroma. Grain, citrus and hops. finish’s clean. good but nothing spectacular

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5284) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
From 12 -oz bottle shared with scluffman. Pours a light coppery amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a fine film, ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some flowery hops and last summer’s sweet corn husk. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with a watery multi grain and flowery citrus flavor. Finish is slightly slick, dry multi-grain malt flavor with a lingering old cellar taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Light copper color with a light beige head that turned thin with some lacing. The aroma was straight corn/corn husk (I couldn’t catch anything else.) Flavor shows a surprising lack of malty character one expects from a Marzen. Finish was drying that included a roasted graininess to it. The palate was pleasing with modest carbonation.

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