Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Brewed in the traditional Märzen style our Oktoberfest pours a brilliant copper over rose color with a bone white head. Notes of toffee and burnt sugar in the aroma and flavors of sweet dried apricots are delivered in a dry malty body with the mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (568) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tasty beer....not my style of choice but drank very smooth....more of a malt forward profile than like but i assume that is common for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1018) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, caramelly brown, medium whitish head with so-so retention and not much lacing. Nose is relatively weak, some caramel malts, brown sugar, pumpernickel toast. Mouth, by contrast, is quite tasty: medium bodied, semi-sweet, caramel malts, dried fruit, some vanilla and spicy notes, finishes a little bit bready. Tastes awesome for the style, but lacks in other categories. I love me some Märzen. Fall and hockey season are just around the corner. Prost indeed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle: Clear copper with a solid tan head. Vanilla, caramel/toffee aroma. Creamy caramel, cake, light spice taste. Malty....even a touch of pumpkin...(or an apricot with an ego) Solid and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Purchased a twelve liquid ounce bottle at the 4777 Kennard Avenue Metro Center Krogers - Alright, this is an okay Oktoberfest marzen, but I prefer more grainy goodness in my Okyoberfest brews than the sweetness in this beer. It’s still a good beer, but just not going for my flavor choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (210) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Good Oktoberfest style. A little sweet on the palate going down. Would rather my Oktoberfest have a little richer taste versus sweet finish. For the price a good kickoff to the season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at Chipotle Festival. Hazy copper with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of caramel malts, spice, dough, and pumpkin spice. Sweet light fruits in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a cloudy copper color. There isn’t much head - about one finger with an off-white shade - and what head there is fades quickly, leaving minimal lacing behind. S: Actually, it doesn’t have the dominating caramel maltiness of the typical marzen, instead going the route of something relatively well-hopped. The hops don’t seem that grassy or bitter, rather they’re fruity - think apricots and peaches. I definitely think this aroma works well if not quite brilliantly. T: Again, it’s fruity and almost sweet - no, actually, it is sweet. Not that I mind, the sweetness here works well. It has that fruit punch quality (which is really just an apricot/peach note) I liked so much in many Great Lakes lagers, though it doesn’t seem quite as refined here. Caramel malts emerge in the finish. M: This is a good thirst quencher. It’s sweet, not particularly dry, and is quite refreshing, even. It does tingle the tongue slightly, which I could do without. Still, carbonation, though a touch low, is perfect for my stylistic preferences. O: A solid marzen from a solid brewery. There’s just enough of a satisfying bend to this where I’d definitely drink it again, and maybe even buy it again; I certainly wouldn’t mind drinking it by the six-pack even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eworkman1 (50) - - FEB 15, 2014
A malty sweet nose and a full body make it a well defined version of the style. A dry finish and medium low hop presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 25, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Clear copper with a minimal off white head. Caramel nose, floral hops, toffee, juicy malt, lo bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, wholesome, malty, sweet, OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours a rust color with a medium sized head that shrinks a bit but never goes away.

the aroma is malty & leafy with a light sweetness, it’s mild but pleasant smelling.

The flavor is on the sweeter side for Oktoberfest, decidedly not cloying or anything just a touch sweeter than I would normally want from the style. It’s malt forward with a light spicy hoppiness and some mild toffee, it’s oddly enough even a little pumpkiny,.... uh?

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