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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is the beer that they serve only at Oktoberfest. It is NOT sold in North America. It is a much lighter beer than the common Oktoberfest-Marzen.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - 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]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12167) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9747) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8731) - 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.........

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8358) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (7456) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2004
On Tap .Pours kristal gold , with medium white head . Sweet , malty aroma , low bitterness . Medium bodied , sweet almost like helles . Simple yet very refreshing .Thanks Doug !

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2010
From a huge 2 liter bottle at Q-Brick’s Oktoberfest. Slightly dark blonde color. Rich pilsner malt aroma. Ok flavor of malt, grass, and a bit of cardboard. Nice but not all that special. I like their Oktoberfest Marzen much more.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 A slightly fuller Helles for the flavor challanged people -Hacker brews the Märzen as well (available in Germany in a swing top bottle).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 8, 2003
Sampled at Oktoberfest- light hoppy aroma, pale golden coloured, refreshing and easy to drink in a hot, full tent


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