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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our twist on the German Mrzen bier, we give you a Paso Mrzen. Traditional imported malts offer subtle honey-like aromas with hints of Noble hop spice. The stars of this brew are the imported Pilsner and Vienna malts that offer malty sweetness that carry through to the end. German Hallertau hops add rich Noble hop character to balance this exceptional Marzen. This beer is 100% stainless steel and gets the name Oaktoberfest as an ode to our hometown, Paso Robles, Spanish for "Pass of The Oaks". True to Oktoberfest custom, this beer makes its debut in time for fall to celebrate the age-old German tradition.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (669) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 bready, biscuity with moderate sweetness. Malt dominated flavor profile is broken up by toasty oak, fresh fruity esters, and light noble hop presence. Super dry finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Dark golden pour with creamy off white head. Grassy lemon aroma. Herbal grassy bitterness with some biscuity malt. lightly grassy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
16oz can from Whole Foods (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of grassy hops, floral, some citrus, bready, caramel. Clear burnished gold with a fully lasting white head, great head retention. Slightly sweet, with sharp earthy hops, fresh bready malt flavors. Light-medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2060) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
$2.65 pint can, Wine Warehouse. Pours clear golden with a large off-white head. Lightly sweet aroma of grasses, autumn leaves. Taste is a bittersweet lager with plenty of grasses and browning leaves, minor grains and possibly corn. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3998) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours a clear golden orange from the can with thin bubbly white head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma and taste of light bready grain, hint of oak, and light fruitiness. Really nice for the style, firestone doesnt disappoint.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Tallboy can pours a golden copper color with 1 finger frothy head, assumed this was aged in oak, but apparently not, typical aroma for the style with real subdued malt base, taste follows suit, not as sweet or malty like many in the style, fairly easy to drink, dont really care for this style much these days, but not bad overall..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Tallboy can from Spirits Jackson. Poured a good looking burnt orange body, slightly thinner, with an average sized super light beige frothy head. Aroma is mostly malts, wet breads, crackers and bread crust. Flavor is on the weak side, malty, grains and crusts with just a light hint of metal on the end. Unoffensive easy drinking beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2016
16oz can at home. Definitely a confusing name -- anyone who sees the word "Oak" on a bottle of FW is going to assume its oak aged, not named after "Paso Robles". But, having said that, this is still delicious. Its exactly what youd want from an Oktoberfest beer -- sweet, malty, a little dark, a little complex, and satiating. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Light orange with a white head. Sweet toasted grain, light earthy hops, mild but sharp bitterness. Finish has more of the faintly caramel malts with a bit of a snap right at the end. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6190) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2016
16 oz. can. 1st thing, dont use oak, it it is not used. Once I got around the fact that this was not aged in oak, I realized it still is a very enjoyable fall seasonal. Aroma is toasted grain, bready, mild musty basement.

Flavor has some noble hops to balance out the Vienna malts. Body is light but also made for drinking in large doses. Pretty nicely balanced. I dont like the appearance of fall seasonals at the beer store. Mostly because it means summer is over but aside from that ... this beer is drinking really well and I could drink it in pretty large doses right now. That means something to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (781) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Can. Flavor is sweet malt like the description, with a little apple-like fruitiness as well. Highly carbonated.


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