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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Traditional vienna style lager brewed for the Oktoberfest celebration, lightly filtered, deep golden brown, very malty and highly hopped, velvet smooth mouth feel with rich flavor.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
The aroma is toasted malts, yeast and citrus. The flavor is malts, citrus, a hint of berries and a mildly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7557) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Light toffee malt aroma. Hazy amber color with large tan head. Slightly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Body pretty light. Not bad - straight forward.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Newk (299) - - SEP 23, 2012
This was poured from tap into a pint glass. Pours dark orange color with a nice and foamy head. There is very nice balance to the aromas of grains, amber notes, crackers and some bits of navel oranges as well. medium bodied with a good smooth feel though it is slightly lacking on the mid. Balanced with straightforward flavors of grains, amber notes and some navel oranges. I enjoyed this. A quality marzen that hit the spots I was looking for.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
500ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a mostly clear, golden-copper colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted, grainy, somewhat bready caramels with a light sweetness. A light, clean, floral and grassy hopping with a bit of a fruitiness. Flavor is similar. Clean, grainy, lightly sweetened bready caramels with a decent floral and grassy hopping. A light toastiness as this finishes dry with a moderate bitterness that seems a touch high before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body with a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a decent Oktoberfest. Crisp and clean with a toasty, lightly sweetened, grainy caramel malt backing and a somewhat bitter, floral and grassy hopping. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1991) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 17, 2012
Pale copper with a firm tan head. Aroma has caramel malts, toasted malt, a bit earthy, and a light spice. Medium-full bodied with a creamy feel. Flavor is full of sweet and toasted malts, a bit of biscuit, earth, a touch of chocolate, and a bit of zesty spice. A really nice lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (522) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Lightly toasted aroma. Crystal clear caramel red color. Malty sweet with above average hop bitterness for an oktoberfest. Really nice mouthfeel. I like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1306) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
16 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with an inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, light grassy hops and a bit of fruit. It tastes like caramel and bready/grainy malt, green hops and some nuts. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. I’d buy it again, it’s a good beer. $9.99 a 4-pack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear brownish golden color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt and hops aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted balanced flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew for style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Enjoyed at the Best of Milwaukee Beer Dinner last night at Roots in Milwaukee. Pours and orange-brown with a scattered white head. Smells of damp limestone. Taste is walnuts on the front with light hops and wheat on the finish. Finish is cream with some dry hops.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/17/10. Bottle split with my wife. Poured my allotment into a giant mug. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber/orange with a thick, foamy, white head on top. Retained fair enough; left no lace behind. Scents of grains, sweet caramel, brown sugar. Great mellow smoothness in the body. Perfect heft for this style. Superb balance in flavor, as the sweetness comes forward, but not cloyingly. Mild bitterness with just the right amount of hop presence. Finish was bready and warming. Absolute splendid Festbier. My favorite of the year, and maybe my favorite O’fest over all. Kickin’ good beer.


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