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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Why fly to Munich for a genuine Oktoberfest Lager when this one’s inches from your lips? A smooth, malty lager brewed in the true Bavarian Style, using Two-row Pale, Vienna, Caramel and imported roasted Munich malts, moderately hopped with imported Czech Saaz and Yakima Sterling hops. Flavors reminiscent of honey, nougat and roasted nuts. Complex and beautifully balanced Prost!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a clear, deep red orange appearance with a light brown head. Sweet caramel malty, a bit nutty, little roasted, grassy, herbal aroma. Pretty smooth, slightly sweet toasted malty but fairly dry flavor. Light caramel, chewy herbal notes throughout. Better than I was expecting. Pretty good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle. Clear brick red body with a short white head. Pleasantly malty aroma that gets close to the character seen in a lot of marzen and amber lager: cookie batter, toasted nuts, breads, toffee, etc., with some apple esters and minimal hop aroma. Some kool-aid powder and cosmetics and maraschino cherry flavoring show up as it opens. Thin body and fizzy with semi-sweet silty allspice and red apple candy flavor. Chalk, vitamins and calcium carbonate and candied cinnamon red hots and wax / crayons. Big Red Soda.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of biscuit, bread, slight spice, touch of grass. Taste is a mix of caramel, some slight bread, hints of cracker, slight hoppy grass and spice, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with light notes of dried mango and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Basically a softer, simpler version of LTD 05. This is my third test-drive of this one, and while it’s not as enjoyable as 05 (this is more syrupy sweet), it’s still a decent entry in the improved LTD line.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle:   Amber, on the darker side, large foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Sweet bready malts with some biscuit character.   Smells clean.   Smooth malty start, caramel malts, bready, some biscuit.   Thankfully not really mealy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes like it starts, bready, caramel malts, some biscuit, clean, and without much mealiness or cereal notes.   Pretty good example of a Marzen.   Had it been a touch sweeter, a touch hoppier, it would be even better!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5707) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Tallahassee. Fl - Publix Supermarket - Mahan. - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling dark copper, light off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some light toffee accents, a touch of date-like fruitiness. Flavor has a solid malty character with some raisins, bubble gum, a touch of molasses and a bit of toffee in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice smoothness to it. Soild Oktoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - SEP 4, 2013
12oz bottle from the state store
Pours clear amber with a medium size off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of malts, caramel, nutty and mild smokiness. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel and some bitterness
A nice, easy drinking beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a clear amber - pretty lively carbonation - fairly malty nose, with quite a bit of toffee/caramelized sugars, a bit of apricot, a light peppery hop note, maybe just a slight burnt note - moderate carbonation - medium body - fairly rich Munich maltiness up front, some toffee, lightly toasty Vienna character - a slight acidity arrives late to balance a bit - the finish brings an odd spiciness (cinnamon) - not sure where that’s coming from, but it lessens the enjoyment and makes the finish a little harsh - some good stuff happening, but the finish derails things a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Clear orangey amber with a thin white head. Nose is delightful with some buttery toasted english muffin and a touch of caramel malt. Flavor is crisp and earthy/toasty with a sweet roasted munich malt, with a little grassy bitterness. A bit bitter and dry on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Clear, intense auburn brew with a lacey white head. Standard 12 oz longneck. Sweetish cereal malt aroma with just a tad of toast. Sweet, lightly toasted bready flavors, a little tannic, very lightly tinny like a bock. Quick biscuity finish with some tea in the aftertaste. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade.


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