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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Ancient timelines talk of dark days, plagued by hardships and Kingdom demands. When hope was all but lost, a legend emerged. A plumber. With copper pipes and an uncanny wit, he battled fierce foes and saw to the brewery’s opening. Our Octoberfest is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and honor today’s legends. We use locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops. 14.5°P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kagrenak (2) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Pint at bukowski tavern. Pours a goldenrod color, thick head that sticks around. Solid middling malt beginning with minor hops in the middle with a pleasant nutty finish. Very drinkable marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
An orange amber body with a fast fading white head. Aroma had a mix of sweet caramel and toasted biscuit malts. There was a presence of corn that at times seemed dominant. Flavor had nice balance. Corn malts were still the dominant flavor but it was a little more restrained. Biscuit malts were and the beer was mildly sweet. A nice smooth beer that was easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1438) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Six pack from DeBuca’s. Pours out a light copper color with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thin lace. Light sweet malty aromas and flavor. Nicely balanced. Light and easy drinking. Smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Full amber malt nose, some caramel, earthy. Sweet, rich amber malt flavor, old school Oktoberfest beer. Caramel, grains, biscuits. A good example of a traditional Maerzen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (746) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with no head. Nose is caramel, toffee, mineral water and light grassy hops. Taste is loads of toffee malts and a coppery mineral water finish. Smooth and packed with a ton of flavor while still being crisp. Great fall weather beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
On tap at The Ale House.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a short white head.
Aroma: Malty with toffee and caramel. Not cloying, but sweet.
Taste: Clean intro into a malty toffee finish. Very nice and malty.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great Oktoberfest. Malty and clean, highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (481) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap at brewery: Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and sweet malt. Taste is a bit of sweetness, but is pretty mild. Definitely grainy, some caramel, doesn’t quite taste like a marzen. Thin body, it’s okay. Note: had this later in a bottle and it definitely tasted different. It had a metallic flavor, which made is significantly worse. On tap it’s alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1558) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
I love Jack’s Abby, but a marzen is one of my least favorite styles. However, this one was palatable and for that I give them credit. The caramel malts were very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a clear orangish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount sweet grains and bread with a hint of toffee. Flavor starts with bread and grows in sweetness with sweet grains and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Gold pour at GABF with a white head. Crisp and clean as all JA beers seem to be. The malt flavors are highlighted by a perfectly hopped beer. Really nice.

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