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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Haunting the congregation with its distinct copper color and rich toasted malt flavor, this true German-style Oktoberfest lager is smooth in body and uses German hops in the brewing process to balance out the distinctive, toasted malt sweetness. The clean smoothness is created by the long conditioning (lagering) process of 8 weeks.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a copper color. I like how fluffy and soft the two finger, off-white shaded head is, in particular. Not only is the retention quite good, but the lacing this leaves behind is quite plentiful. S: I pick up a lot of not only caramel, but also DuClaw’s house profile: a vaguely peppery tone. There’s also plenty of toffee, and even a touch of a hop bite. It doesn’t seem to have the sweetness some marzens have, either. T: Touches of caramel and toffee open this one up...and that’s about all I pick up in terms of the flavor profile at first, apart from the aforementioned house yeast character. But something strange happens once it warms up - it develops a bit of character. No, it’s not enough to make this anything more than an average marzen, but the nutty qualities are a bit of a welcome respite after a first half that was simply bland, bland, and bland. Still, it’s nothing spectacular. M: On the other hand, I really like that it features a soft, lush mouthfeel and a full body. Or do I? This is a classic case of "too much body for the flavors presented", so all this really does is harm the drinkability factor. Carbonation is about average for the style, which is to say it’s pretty high. O: Eh, mediocre. Having said that, it does grow into something very slightly above mediocre as it warms up. I’d still pick a number of marzens over this one, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle to mug. Aroma is non deScript. Very light. Color is Amber , medium white head. Taste is malt, hint of orange, light spice. Easy drinking, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (983) - - NOV 5, 2015
nice deep, reddish-amber color; bready malt and floral hop aroma; nice, smooth, bready malt flavor; well balanced with a good deal of hoppy bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
Draft @ DAS BEST Oktoberfest, Baltimore. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy weak caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2015
bottled - nice amber, almost orangey color. Sweet aroma and flavor. A pretty good Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2015
12 oz bottle from the 4 type sampler case. Rich and sweet, this beer has a lot to offer fans of the dark side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Msgriffi (19) - - OCT 19, 2015
Good upfront malt fades quick to a lighter body. Head also dissipates fast. Finishes dry after a honey sweetness with a touch of caramel, toasted malt, and a touch of hay. Just enough hops to balance. Light mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Voodoo (476) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a slightly energetic head resulting in a 5 minute pour.....aroma is sweetness, slight pine.....taste is clean beginning, sweet maltiness, slight bitterness finishing with almost the taste of nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (722) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is nicely balanced with sweet malt and bitter hops. Overall a pretty good fall beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nittanyjim (84) - - OCT 8, 2015
Copper-gold, not much head. Very sweet malt nose. Bitter honey start, quickly fades to a bitter aftertaste. Not a lot of malt taste. Carbonation is moderately strong. Not something I’d search out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4597) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle at Vino Volo, Chevy Chase. Light amber body with medium head. Nose is slightly malty, subdued. Taste is roasty, skunk, caramel. Slight carbonation.

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