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RATINGS: 85   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle @ Brad’s house. Pours a dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel, toasty grainy, herbal, grassy aroma. Somewhat sweet but not cloying, caramel, toasty, straw, grassy, a touch fruity flavor that is well balanced and delicious. One of the better Märzens that I’ve had in a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9142) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Amber pour, creamy head. Aroma of toasted grain, some light pears, caramel and honey. Smooth and toasted grain up front, caramel, fruity esthers. Pretty nice stuff for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
Golden yellow with a bit of brown tinge, fast disapearing white head. Beer cheese smell with some peat. Tasty peatish though thin mouthfeel, very high malted. All though not up to my other samples from this brewery, still refreshing. Thanks jpm30 for surprise extra.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
This beer is a clear orange color with a medium thin eggshell white head that dissipates quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Light and sweet character that is malty with notes of caramel and floral hops. The finish is toasted malt and caramel with a lingering sweetness left behind. Decent overall.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz brown bottle. Im not sure on the dare. It is either an old bottle or a fairly unfiltered lager as it pours a decent brownish orange with a bunch of floaties. The head is foamy and white. There is a decent amount of herbal hoppiness in the smell a keen candy/caramel smell, and some toastiness. The flavor has some oxidized fruit and caramel, it is basic, perhaps a bit on the sweet side. Not the best ofest, but I think it is an old bottle. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-06-2010 21:37:29

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7153) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2005
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear, sparkly medium orange with a moderate layer of off-white head (receded almost completely after a minute). Aroma had smooth caramel maltage upfront with some floral/vegetal hoppage behind it. Flavor was very enjoyable... autumn-crisp caramel, noble hops, toasty grains, and just a hint of alcohol around the edges. Crisp, yet smooth on the palate, with a nice medium malt backbone. Fairly long finish with fresh caramel and light hop bitterness. One of the best Oktoberfests I’ve tried.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Shared at the Tosa Tasting courtesy of JPDIPSO: Pours a clear copper golden with thin lightly lacing white head. Dry grainy malty aroma has a touch of earthy noble hops. Some sweetness and lager yeast are noticeable in the dry malty flavor. Smooth and drinkable but a little too grainy and bland.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Clear orange pour, small white head. Malty, some spice. Palate is a little thin and under carbonated. Just okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Pour out of bottle was slightly hazy orange with white head. Aroma had notes of toffee, some spice, caramel, biscuit, emphasizing the sweet notes in there with just a hint of grassy bitterness. Taste was a bit of the same, with lots of biscuity, bready malts with a touch of caramel, some bitter grass, finishing fairly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Small pour on tap at Brickhouse BBQ (Madison, WI). Pours a richer amber pour, moving into copper with touches of haze. Frothy offwhite head, near transparent, healthy rich glow with a bit of lingering ringed head. Aromas are carmelized, toffee, and toast. Some biscuits, gentle spice, dry earthy hops. Initial is medium bodied, a bit sticky, toffee, and toast. Biscuits, toast, some mellow kisses of darker fruit influence. Some toast, biscuits, carmelization but a bit on the sweeter side. Middle is a bit more dry and toasty, with gentle dry hops, with some dark fruit. Backend is a bit toasty, dry with some of that underlying sweetness. Lesser body gives some drinkability, good balance. Solid, could use a touch of dryness. But pretty solid. A touch sweet at times. Simple, enjoyed.


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