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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A traditional German Octoberfest, this medium bodied lager has a toasted aroma and flavor with a low hop bitterness. This lager is known as a Marzen when brewed in the Spring, and Octoberfest when used in the Fall to celebrate the harvest.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2007
On draught at the brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that dissolves to a white ring and no lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a touch of orange zest and some candi sugar. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, some flowery hops, and a touch of toffee. Finish is semi-sweet, some detected alcohol and a slight burnt brown sugar aftertaste.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4053) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 On tap in Cranberry. Pour is a big head with the beer being an orange brown, mostly orange, colored liquid. Can’t see any bubbles within. Has a little perfumed background in there, the one I detect with most all H&H beers. I wonder if it is the dishwasher. Otherwise it is wonted beery smells. Interesting flavor, fruity and slightly sweet. There is a little bitterness but barely. The data card says this is 22 IBU. Seems to be less than that. Very little, if any, carbonation. Has a medium level of hop bitterness to balance a malt sweetness. Finish is not offensive and this makes the beer likable and easy to drink. Less strong than many Marzens. Over all, a decent and repeatable session beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Sample at the Wausau, WI location. Darkish amber with very little head though what there is sticks...sweet, toasty nose with a weird hint of ginger...toasty, bready body with light herbal hoppy notes, a bit of orange, and burnt caramel underlying...crisp but full mouthfeel.


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