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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1816) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinEvelyn (722) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlbeer (845) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Aroma is bread-like malts and an almost raspberry jam like quality. The flavor is grainy/bread-like malts, strong fruit notes, citrus and a mostly tart/slightly smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4752) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Sitting around for a few months. Good fest color, orange brown. Smelll is cleean lager. Bready, malty with a tad of fruit inthe background. Reminds me more of a british ale of some sort. Has that malty thing happening. Yes, weird musty fruit thing builds during the session. Could be a little more pleasant on the uptake. Finish is a tad medicinal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Yeah, well, it’s an Octoberfest, but even among them I’m not sure this one is a great example. Malty with low sweetness, a hint of fruit in the aroma, but otherwise plain. Lightly metallic but if finishes quickly with a plain aspect. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-amber color with a small creamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet, tangy and malty though a bit vegetal. The flavor was sweet, tangy and malty with notes of molasses, caramel and faint vegetal malts. Medium finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2246) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a soapy off white head that leaves a sudsy film. Aroma has malt a little sweetness and subtle hops and hidden fruit. Taste has gentle hop presence with malt and subtle sweet fruity nuttiness. Palate is thin with a creamy dry finish. Decent and straight forward.

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