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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 My favorite of this style. Even dig the labeling. I get tired of this style after a while though--starts to taste like beer just to drink to get drunk on, that is, loses its complexity after a few bottles. Okay for a seasonal change, though, and this is truly representational of the style. If I'm after Oktoberfest bier, I'll choose this. The big difference, I think, is in the palate--definitely a bigger, chewier mouthful than the rest.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Nice amber with tan head. Lovely malt aromas. Sweetish malt flavors with almost no hops. An excellent O-fest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
My third favorite Oktoberfest of the year. Warm, round malty flavor. A little lacking in the hops department, but so is pretty much all beer. It made me want more, which I suppose is the true test of any beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Dark ruby mahogany color with light head and moderate carbonation. Aroma is sweet with maltiness and light hops. Flavor has beautiful layers of malts with the hops coming in the end as a desert. Finishes lightly dry and quenching but the flavor still remains. This was a good oktoberfest worthy of than just one occasion.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2003
I thought this beer was rather ordinary. It has a clear golden amber color with a foamy head. The aroma was pretty weak with a little bit of malty sweetness. It went down very smoothly, but the flavor was extremely mild consisting of mostly malt overtones. The finish was more of the same. Overall it was a decent beer, but nothing about it stood out.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
im assuming this is considered the "orginal oktoberfest" It seemed kind of light too me for an oktoberfest. It had sweet caramel malty notes to it but it seemed rather watered down. had a nice appearane too me

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Amber colour with a super-dense tan head-perfect for the style. Very pleasant aroma of caramel, malt, spices and a slight grapeyness. Medium-bodied; Sweet initial flavour covered by a great malt background-once again great for the style! Aftertaste shows grapes, caramel, malt and a few spices. Overall, one of the best Marzens i've ever had! Worth a try! I bought my twelve ounce bottle at the Opera House Gourmet in Manassas, Virginia and sampled it on 27-Novemeber-2003.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Nicer amber color and long lasting white head. Not only was the appearance appealing, but the sweet/roasted flavor was enjoyable. I was given this beer by a friend whose Ukranian father had passed away. He enjoyed the European lagers, so thanks to Iwan for this Oktoberfest and may you rest in peace.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention and faint lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel and biscuit malt, light to medium melanoidins, light spicy hops, and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light sweetness and tea-like character, light fruity notes, mild hops, and a clean, dry finish. Medium body, light warmth, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Clear copper color. Lasting head. Aroma full of caramel, spice, and malt. Smooth taste. Not too bad! I could drink this again.


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