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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This smooth brew ushers in Autumn with an invitingly tawny color complemented by an assertive maltiness. A noble crispness from German and Czech hops completes this very traditional lager-style beer.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
(bottle) Deep amber-tawny complexion with traditional white head. Thin aroma of malt. Smooth and mildly malty. Nice palate that is easy to session. One of the better domestic Oktoberfest beers.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
A beautifully bright clear copper colored beer with a big white head when poured vigorously. Fades vigorously too, to just a thin wispy veil. Very low carbonation. I can pick up hop presence but of no distinct flavor and sweet malt pulling up the rear. Nice malt flavor, sweet tasting from Vienna and Munich malts. Barely any hops to speak of, but it isn’t suppost to be a big player. Smooth and clean, a nice lager style. Myself, I think it could use a bit more carbo’s and be a little more aggressive in the hop area. Drink well my friends

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft. Pours clear copper/medium brown with a thin white head and lots of lacing. Tastes hoppy, slightly bitter, and malty, with light grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. Mild aroma of hops, citrus, and nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of earthy caramel and light fruit. Taste is light toffee. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Tap at WOB. Pours clear copper with creamy off-white head; good retention. Aroma is cereal and caramel malts, floral notes, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts, light caramel sweetness, light hop bitterness, and some woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This one looks like an apple cider. A bit of apricot and dates in the aroma. Light and thin on the palate. Wheaty flavor malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Reviewed 8/27. The last beer of Augustfest. 12 oz bottle poured into a stein. A: Pours a lighter copper color. Not much head, it starts off as a one finger offwhite color, before fading to a thin collar in no time. Not impressive looking. S: A bit hoppy; it’s a little earthy and grassy, suggesting a healthy bill of noble hops. The toasted, caramel malts are typical, but there’s a touch of nuttiness to the aroma I find myself enjoying. T: Less caramel-y than other marzens, this eschews the typical profile for more of a nutty toffee presence. The hops only come through as a grassy crispness on the finish. It’s OK, but not as enjoyably drinkable as others in the style, likely due it’s flavor profile being somewhat buttery. M: Typical of a marzen, this has a neutral, nondescript finish and a bit of lingering sweetness. Could be a little less heavy on the palate, though. Well carbonated. O: Probably my least favorite of the five, though it’s not terrible - just uninteresting. Nor does it have the drinkability I expect from a good marzen, either. I like it better than Heavy Seas’ version, for what it’s worth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (2990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle purchased @ Beer Heaven. Color is nearly clear amber without much head or retention. Nose is sweet caramel and has a grainy element. Taste has sweet caramel grains with an Earthy, dank hop. Has a bit of nuttiness. Mouthfeel / texture are a bit syrupy. Medium body for the style with soft carbonation. Overall, if you like this style sweet, here is a decent one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear amber color with a slight off-white head. The nose has hints of toast, caramel, and apple. The flavor is light, slightly fruity and has toasted malt notes. There is a lingering bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied. Serviceable.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
This was very run of the mill. Nothing stands out about it. Nothing makes you want to have another. This is average at best.


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