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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The American name for the beer traditionally served at Oktoberfest celebrations in Bavaria. Amber in color, this lager is smooth, malty, and well balanced by German hops.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (312) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Poured a reddish amber with a fine light head that faded to a nice lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with a fruity hue. Taste was complex with maltiness upfront with a decent a carmel and nuttiness. The finish had a ’hay’ flavoring with a light hoppiness. The mouthfeel was decent. Overall, a nice marzen brew.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (315) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma of roasted caramel and some toffee. Orange in color with notes of brown. Thin, light-tan head. Sweet caramel, with some hidden roasted notes. Sweetness continues throught, with a mild bitterness at the end. Pretty straight forward...not much depth. O.K.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
More of an average and very drinkable Oktoberfest lager. This one has a lot of malty character with just a bit of hops. Expect mainly bready, roasty flavors on this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scipio (690) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a clear copper with minimal head. The aroma is somewhat subdued, with caramel, bread, and hints of grassy hops and apple. The taste is dominated by maple and caramel, to go along with mild grass and bread. It isn’t complicated, but it tastes alright. Very short maple aftertaste. Light to medium in body, slick in texture, and below average in carbonation. This is one of your more generic Octoberfest beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with minimal head. Very typical octoberfest beer, but not as good as many others.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Dark amber with minimal foam. Aroma is sweet caramel and vanilla. Taste is also sweet caramel and vanilla. Almost like a root beer. Very unusual. Nice but not an Octoberfest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (771) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a ambery-coppery Marzen color. Nose is malty and toasted bread. Not much in the way of a head, but no worries. Mouth is medium bodied, toasted malt, toasted bread, and well balanced. A quality Oktoberfest from the Bavaria of the US of A. Now, if only I had some weisswurst and mustard...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1210) - Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a clear medium amber with large frothy off-white head. Aroma not up to standard of the better oktoberfests; Some bread, little caramel, wet cardboard. Flavor is much the same. Medium to light body. More of a sugary sweetness. Not too flavorful. Surely drinkable; decent beer. Not a bad beer by any means but not up to standard in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (544) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Aroma slightly lacking, but sweet, malts, a little hops. Taste better than the aroma. Malts and hop well balanced, fairly smooth finish. A little bitter, a little off from some of the better octoberfests, but not a bad beer by any means.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from Blue Max, amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma of some sweet caramel, malt, bit metallic. Taste is sweet grain, some hop character, but not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlbeer (774) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Copper pour with white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Very malty with a slight bitter finish. Not the best Oktoberfest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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