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RATINGS: 1077   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bavarian barley slow roasted, caramelized to a rich, red amber color combined with the purest spring waters from the Alps, exclusive yeast and the finest Hallertau hops.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Amber hue with small head and minimal lace. The aroma hints of bread and biscuit, toasted malts, light caramel, honey, aromatic hops, and orange/apple fruit. The taste starts of sweet bread and caramel malt. A does of biiterness and acidic nature follows, a touch fruity. The finish is muddled and too short for style. Some bitterness but doesn't shine. The mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing enough. A good beer but lacks any standout characteristic.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Small offwhite head,poof! Gone in a flash. No lacing to speak of. Clear amber/orange color. Malty, dusty nose, doughy. Medium body. Medium sweet malt flavors, breadyness. Finish is medium sweet. An unoffensive, clean drinkin lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Redish color with a thin white head. A little bit of hop aroma mixed in with rich maltiness. A tiny hint of bitterness in the taste is quickly overcome by the malt flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2004
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-Poured a redish color with a nice thick head...Some nice caramel tones accompanied by some maltiness that was overall very nicely balanced. A good Marzen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Pleasent malty and bread aroma. Appearance is a reddish orange with little head. Flavor is well rounded with a slight bitterness to accompany the sweet flavor. There is some caramel and citrus in there. A little less flavor than some Marzens Ive had but a good example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Bottle: drinkable , a bit watery though the malts were full and sweet. I would like to try this on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Lightly bitter. Crisp flavor. Amber clear color with nice white head. Very carbonated. Nice palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
an inviting red hugh and mild aroma compl1ment its sweet caramel taste a very good octoberfest

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2004
this marzen-- tasted, prodded and lovingly scrutenized beside a penn oktoberfest and a lakefront riverwest stein vienna-- was a chestnut-copper hued sample and it scored a quick aromatic sound-byte with it's earthy composting leaf-liter malts. i dutifully noted it's ample endowment of sesame colored foam, ebbing downward like a sudsy aurora borealis, but it clamored to be recognised not for it's skin-deep appearance, but for it's richly baked oven-pan malts and unique hallertau hoppiness. i've tasted enough beers to appreciate the fundamental "german-ness" of the aroma, but i'm no engineer of zymurgy-- so i can't say exactly why that's so: it's caramel and orange, sweet, with more hops in the aroma than the finish, light to medium bodied--somehow it's very german. and for a lager, that's a very good place to be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2003
A very nice and easy to drink Oktoberfest style beer. A dark amber color, with a bit of residual lacing and a tiny head. Very medium-bodied and true to the style, rich with lots of caramel notes and a bitter hoppiness in the finish.


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