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RATINGS: 1093   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   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 (2026) - 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 (5124) - 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 (1918) - 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 (10836) - San Diego, California, 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 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Clear, amber coloring with a light tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Smooth malt sweetness (just a bit of caramel). Aftertaste is mildly malty, slightly metallic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Deep amber hue. Roasted malt aromas follow through with nice caramel malt flavors and some fruity notes. Finishes with more malt flavors, and a touch of dry herbal bitterness for balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Nice balance, even when warm. Roasty but sweet and not bitter. Good fruit and caramel, mmm.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
ok. i'm not a big fan of the style. malty, yet astringently sweet as i find most oktoberfest beers. i couldn't drink more than one w/out a stomach ache. not gag-me bad, not tickle-me incredible. just more of a hug-me, everything is going to be ok.


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