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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This is the beer that they serve at The Oktoberfest. Sold in the US as "Superior Festbier"

Unser Oktoberfestbier ist die hellere Variante des traditionellen Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen. Sie hat sich im Laufe der letzten Jahrzehnte fest auf der „Münchner Wiesn“ etabliert und sich gegen das ursprünglich dunklere Märzen durchgesetzt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010

Growler 200cl. @ DOE Tasting, Fox & Hounds, Holstebro.

Clear medium yellow color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, light hoppy, grass - straw. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101026]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Keg at Three Johns, 04/10/16. Clear golden to light copper with a minimal white cap that soon vanishes. Nose is pale malts, orange, toasted grains, lemon.Taste comprises cereals, pale malt, vanilla, sweet malt, caramel, soft bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Crisp clean number if a touch sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
At the Esplanada Bier Markt in Toronto, Hacker put on a big Oktoberfest bash. They gave away free mugs, paraded out the roast pig and sauerkraut, and flew in a handful of kegs of the Oktoberfest Lager, which is normally only found at the Oktoberefest in Munich. (Shhh...don't tell the dozens of people over at Beer Advocate who've all rated the Marzen under the Lager listing by mistake!). Golden colour, robust foam. Light aroma - some toasty notes. Crackerlike maltiness, with a little complexity contributed by pale Munich or Vienna malts. No hop aroma or flavour, but a little bit of dryness in the finish. No caramel, unlike the Marzen. Unfortunately, this confirms what I've heard about the Oktoberfest beers at the actual Oktoberfest being bland pale lagers rather than the robust Marzens that are sent overseas. Nice to get to try it, but the Marzen is the better beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
On tap at Pub Italia. Golden coloured with lacing white head. Sweet perfumey malt in aroma, with light soapy hops. In mouth, crisp biscuity malts, with faint german hops, lacking in character. Hohum beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft - Grains, honey and lemon. Fizzy yellow with a foamy white head. Very light with lots of grain and a hint of lemon. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Keg at casc. It pours clear gold with a medium white head. The aroma is buttered white bread roll, straw, cereal, cracker, spice and hay. The taste is bitter - sweet, sugary, muffin, white bread, grassy, cracker and cornbread with shor, dryish finish. Medium body and moderate - High, foamy carbonation. A touch sweet if anything. OK lagerbier. Decent for style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
Found this mid-Novemeber at Woolich Arms in Guelph. Creamy mouthfeel, lacey,toasty. Distinct bitterness comes through at end. A very good lager.Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Draft. Lightly buttery barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Moderately sweet barley malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Smooth - this was my 4th liter of beer during Oktoberfest so some of the subtle nuances may have escaped me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10186) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2005
On draught live at the Oktoberfest: Pale golden coloured; not very long lasting white head; a mainly malt accented brew, little bitterness in the finish; soft and easy drinkable.........

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
Also @ the BierMarkt in Toronto. On the sweet side for such a light coloured lager. Thought I detected some fruity notes in the flavour. Aroma was fairly subtle.

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