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RATINGS: 1160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackbock (118) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2011
(bottle) Bottle opened with a delightful pop. Rich caramel and yeast aroma. Mid amber colour. Fine white head which laced the glass. Flavours of sweet toffee and almond. Hops are present but not overpowering. Finish is not heavy, despite the initial caramel hit. This is definitely in my top 3 Märzens. Prost!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 27, 2001
A nice dark amber octoberfest. strong malt aroma. very pleasant subtle hop taste. a nice malty fest brew with a smooth sweet flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Briliant clear orange amber color with a thick head. Caramel and toast flavors in the malt. The old 0.5l bottles still have more flavor than the new 12 oz. bottles. Still one of the top ten oktoberfests. Finish in bitter enough to cut though all the malt. A good fall brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2002
This is my benchmark for all other Octoberfests and so far, I haven’t found anything as good. Caramel flavor and just the right amount of malt to make for a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tpoid (25) - Boynton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2003
nice amber color, pleasant aroma. Love the taste down to the last drop. I have to as one of my new favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2004 Delicious Oktoberfest, I had this one for free from a great bartender at Stuff Yer Face. Thanks Tony. This is right up there with Paulaner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkDad (12) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2004
A benchmark for Oktoberfest beers. Sweet malty aroma and taste that is the trademark of Oktoberfest beers. Goes down smooth. Easy to drink in responsible celebratory quantities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDBaker11058 (1908) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Appearance: medium amber brown, pretty golden highlights, minimal light tan head, no lacing. Aroma: malty, with notes of toast, honey, brown sugar, and definite caramel, a hint of leather. Taste: toffee, caramel, brown sugar, toasted barley, a hint of roasted nuts, and a bit of mellow, earthy hops. Finish: sweet malts linger gently, while the mellow hops combine with a surprising late zing to clean the palate. Notes: Oktoberfest/Marzen is one of my favorite styles of beer, and this might be my favorite Oktoberfest beer. It’s at least as good as the Ayinger Oktoberfest, if not better. I’ll need to do a side-by-side to be sure. The palate was chewy enough to complement the rich, sweet maltiness, while the bit of hops and that late hit of carbonation created a zesty finish that made me want more immediately. The bottle was gone all too fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3940) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
bread, spruce, basement aromas, bubblegum, golden, cloudy, white foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, sticky, full body, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (6220) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Nov 2009: Brown flip-top bottle containing 0.5 litres of Marzen. Poured into a pint sized vase shaped glass (Old Speckled Hen branded). Lovely copper body with an off-white head on top. Caramel and toffee esters in the aroma, but it isn’t a sweet smelling beer by any means. Malted biscuits come in to play as the beer warmed a little. Toffee again in the taste, a lot going on though, some cereal flavours are also present, then hazel nuts came to mind as I sipped my way down the glass. So hazel nuts dipped in a semi-sweet toffee mix liquified and then fermented with some yeast, hops and malts is what I’ve come up with to describe this beer! A warmth, depth, and richness just exude from this beer, very, very drinkable indeed.

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