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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
St. Martin, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Unfiltered, unpasteurized, darker, and stronger lager brewed to historic Oktoberfest specs. 100% Munich malt. 14.3°


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6166) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
Draft sampled at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Pours clear golden so a white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, light nuts and herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle). Pilsner malt sweetness. Beany noble hops. Brewed tea, sweet nutty character. Coppery amber clear with wispy frothy off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with pilsner malts, brewed tea, and a neutral fruity character that had notes of Hawaiian Punch. Light nutty bitter finish and smooth after, with light carbonic after bite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4006) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle at home. Pours a hazy copper with a bubbly off white head. Malty nose. Some flavors of caramel and tropical fruit. Not much hoppiness. Smooth, crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy ruddy amber color with a frothy off white head. The nose is sweet with florals and perfume. Slightly sweet on the tongue with biscuit, caramel, and honeyed melon flavors. Interesting. Medium body with lower carbonation and a lingering finish. I can see the Oktoberfest comparisons but definitely different.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
September 2010. Bottle. Spice, honey and fruity aromas. Pours orange with a white head. Flavors are fruity and acidic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2013
500mL bottle. Poured hazy medium orange with a well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up bread and biscuity malts with toasted earth and leafy accents.. kind of like an oktoberfest crossed with a California common.. interesting. The flavor found similar stuff.. bread and biscuit maltage at the core with toasted leafy and nondescript tacky bitterness around.. more tangy on the prickly finish. Lighter-bodied with only an OK feel and flow on the palate.. aiight, but I don’t know what to compare it with.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber (some protein break-out). Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of honey, tangerine, marmalade, pepper, light note of cardboard. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Well, it’s definitely a bock sorta thing, stronger and sweeter than any kellerbier that I’ve had (not sure why we list it as such here, might need a review). But other than a small amount of oxidation starting to creep in, the nose is wonderful and reminiscent of the Saphir Bock (as far as the juicy-fruity-nectar-sugar-cookie thing goes, nice melanoidin succulence!). It’s a little too sweet for my tastes, but if it’s considered to be a bock it’s certainly not out of character. Quite enjoyed the entire bottle.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
bottle. dark copper body with a thin tan-colored head and little retention. strangely juicy and dirty nose suggests solvent, sulfur, plum fruit, pepper and paint to go on top of a crusty apple and caramel malt base. cloyingly sweet with noticeable solvent dirtiness and bitter acetone acidity across the middle and back. and it feels like it would be there even if this beer was not so oxidized. syrupy, moldy barrel and cardboard notes close it out. bad beer and bad shape.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Speckled rust. Broken tiny-bubbled grayish head. Repelling nose of grape jelly, plum, bile, wort, and strong alcohol. Light note of pumpernickel bread, molasses, pecan and cardboard. Burning alcohol stings the palate as it fuses with overripe plum sugars to lend a medicinal effect. Note of cotton candy emerges to prolong the syrup-filled booziness. Sheer absence of malt definition does little to salvage the muddled body as what is left of the malt deposits an abundance of soggy bread and wort. None of the obligatory dry cookie edges, whatsoever. Some cardboard astringency in there as well. Finishes grapelike and medicinal with dabs of cardboard and tongue-numbing sugars. Ewwww…quite the trainwreck, with the dreaded grape character to make things worse. This certainly ain’t a kellerbier, so scroll on past if that’s what you’re expecting. More of a bockbier than anything, and a very cloying one at that, even by subpar bock standards. Drain pour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Cask Republic - New Haven, CT. I don’t think this keg is in the best shape it could be in. Bitter, leafy start to a weak malt middle. Alcohols clean up the finish, otherwise it’s little soft.


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