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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A traditional marzen style beer with a gorgeous firey dark orange color. Oktoberfest emphasizes a rich malt character. A great way to fortify oneself as the nights start to get cooler. Available August through October

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
More golden than amber, fairly high on clarity scale. Big white head that recedes in center, leaving foam on interior of glass rim. Smells a tad skunky upon first whiff. I’m smelling toffee pretzels...really a tasty aroma. Flavor is where this Oktoberfest beer really shines...sweet and malty and caramelly. Really nice. On a pure drinkability scale, I have to give this one the edge over Sam Adams’ Octoberfest, which is another leader in the category. I could see myself in a tent in Bavaria quaffing liters of this elixir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a wide tulip. The aroma is earthy with malty notes of molasses, maple, and caramel, as well as a bit of bread dough. This turns toward apple pie / apple juice by the middle of the drink. It pours a brilliant dark honey / light caramel hue with a light effervescence and topped by a white, sudsy and foamy head that has moderate retention and a light runny lace. The taste is a medium, malty sweet with a medium light bitter spice. It’s smooth and oily with a soft foamy carbonation and a medium light body that hits the palate with flavors of caramel, molasses, some spice, honey, and a bit of a vegetal / earthy hint. The finish is smooth with caramel, apple juice, and a bitter clove spice. The aftertaste is somewhat cloying with a syrupy character and a woody spice as well as apples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2174) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
One of the better octoberfests I have had. Not overly malty and somewhat like a red ale. Slightly sweet finish. Pours reddish brown. Had at Geneva national golf course

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1878) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
12oz bottle pours a orange/copper with a medium creamy khaki head. Aroma reminds me of a chocolate tootsie pop, caramel and toffee malt, fruity hops, mild cocoa. Taste similar to aroma, clean with a mild bitterness on the finish. Decent well balanced Marzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1589) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a clear pale orange/amber with a robust off white head. Toasted bread aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt all the way, along with buttered biscuits, bread dough, and spicy very mild hops. Decent and traditional.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schmittaj (15) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Ok orange color, really good mix of malts, but for me the hops at the end are just slightly over balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
High carbonation for style. Light sweetness, caramel maltiness and a sort of honeybread flavor. Modest bitterness for the style. Good and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
propsync (27) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Not much here that would shock anyone. An up and down easy drinking beer. Biscuity and slightly sweet, great for a cool fall day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spatenfan (57) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Great example of a Märzen. Poured from a can at Badgerville in Madison, WI. Bready, with a little residual malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Clear amber gold. Just a little fall flavor which is right. Grin and soft fruoty hops. Nicely done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryrpat (222) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Nice solid Oktoberfest. Would try it again. Doesn't have an overly strong taste but just enough to have a few without being overpowering ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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