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French Broad Oktoberfest Amber Lager

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A BIGGER, HOPPIER version of our Marzen. Recipe changes yearly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Rich and malty, and very drinkable. Has a lot better balance than the amber. Touch of caramel and honey sweetness, and well balanced overall. Something consistent to drink when you don’t want to put a lot of thought into your beer drinking experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draught at Bean and Barrel. Pours a brownish orange with a thick creamy off white head. Leaves a lace. The aroma is lightly sweet, malty,caramel, and toffee. The flavor has much more of a hop profile than I usually expect. Shows some sweetness, caramel, hop bite, more malt as it warms. Palate was waxy with a mellow carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2007
pours a amber copper with mild head. flat light malty aroma leading into a similiar taste, good and light and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Name: Oktobrfest Marzen
Date: 09/23/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville

clear golden yellow, fine creamy cream head, nice yeasty bready aroma, good malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light bitterness for balance, would make a good session beer,
-------- /> Name: Oktobrfest Marzen
Date: 09/21/2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewery

clear amber, fine beige head, scattered lace, bready aroma with a touch of sweet munich malt, rich malt flavor, bready munich character is quickly countered with lots of earthy hops, sweetness comes from behind and brings out the bready quality,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Copper colored beer with a nice fluffy white head. Caramel and chocolate aroma and again the flavor is surprisingly chocolatey with a bit of apple and caramel at the finish. Maybe a bit too sweet and thin but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
On tap Knox Brewers Jam. A dark amber pour with a slight clinging lace. An ok beer for what it is just not enough flavor or palate to suit me. A slight off bitter finish. Not a bad beer but not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Dave had at Tyler’s. Metallic smell, but not metallic taste. Flat taste and one dimensional. Pretty bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Draught at Tyler’s in Chapel Hill. Deep amber color with thin off white head. Subtle spicy hop aroma and flavor with a hint of caramel. Moderate carbonation which I thought was appropriate. Decent grainy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wncbeerules (9) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2005 does not count
On tap at Barley’s I was impressed at first with a nice aroma, and a distict head. Mouthfeel was a little overcarbonated, and the first taste was of very slight diacytel. The finish was lacking however, the beer ended in a flat cardboardy taste, where I really wanted a lingering maltiness. A perfectly drinkable beer, just dissapointed right at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3454) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2005 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam Copper body with a fleeting white head. Slight hop aroma that is mirrored in the dry hop bite of the flavor. A bit off style, lacking a good malty backbone, but there are no real problems with this beer other than style.

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