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Empyrean Aries Märzen Oktoberfest

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
In the tradition of the Bavarian Märzen beers of Germany, we cellar our fall lager in cool tanks for the length of the summer, producing an exceptionally clean-smooth flavor. With its pronounced malty “Viennabread” sweetness and herbal Nobel hop finish, there’s an Oktoberfest in every sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle. A- Sweet bread, caramel, stone fruits, sweat, gourds. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Sweet bread, caramel, malty, rotten apricots. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet malty finish. O- Not what I am used to for the style but not bad. It’s got a weird aroma and finish that reminds me of overripe stone fruit. Not bad not great. Glad I tried it, but don’t want it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2015
In my humble diagnosis, the bottle for Aries is the most badass one that Empyrean has ever put their beer in. As it turned out, though, my first experience with Aries was on tap. A good experience, too. Aries poured effervescent and nearly golden. It kept a thin layer of head all the way to the end. Aroma has sweet bread and mild hops. Flavor is understated. It doesn’t have the caramel sweetness of my favorite Marzens but it’s certainly smooth and satisfying. Though it’s brewed for fall, Aries hits the spot best on 90+ degree Nebraska days like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Tap at Rhombus Guys in Fargo. Very slightly hazy orange pour with a small head. Mildly toasty, earthy, malty, and pretty simple / straightforward. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a nice golden copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is super clean, just a slight toasted note. Taste is also really clean, with some nice toasty malt notes and a nice bitter grassy hop that finishes clean. Overall just a really solid brew. Brewed in March and bottled in August, it has time to calm down and clear out. Medium light body instead of light and 5.3%ABV

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours dark hazy orange thick white head quickly disappears. Malt aroma with sweet malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours an orange color with white head. Grainy, earthy, malty flavors with a slight bitter aftertaste. Weak oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cat_klotz (11) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
I have to say im fairly new to the world of enjoying new beer. I thought the had a nice crisp taste. Very refreshing. Hazy golden color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
colej1650 (14) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours a nice color. Nice flavor and a bit of a bite to it which stands out from other Oktoberfests.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Meh. I wouldn’t call this bland, per se, in fact if its anything, its too sweet. Brown sugar and candy in the flavor to an unsettling degree. One of the lesser varieties from this usually decent brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Tap @ Empyrean. Pours hazy orange appearance with an off white head. Boring, grainy, toasty malty, straw aroma. A bit tangy, bitter floral hoppy, herbal, grainy flavor.

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