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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
This beer is available each autumn in celebration of the great Bavarian festival season. Brewed in late spring and cellared throughout the summer, our Oktoberfest is produced through traditional methods as it has been for centuries in Germany, This copper-hued lager owes its rich malt flavor to a generous combination of select Vienna and Munich malts. Cool, open-fermentation develops a subtle elegance and drinkability suited to any festive occasion.
2000 to 2009 vintages - 6% abv
2010 vintage - 6.6% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle. Overall this, like many of the Oktoberfest beers I’ve had so far this season are just okay. Nothing bad about this beer, aroma of grass with malts. Flavor is about the same, with a touch of hops in there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2007
On draught at speakeasy 9/17/07. Pours a hazy copper with a little head that fades immediately. Aroma is malty and slightly bready. Typical marzen flavor--I’ve only had about 3 marzens this year and I’m already getting sick of the flavor. yada yada yada, not my favorite style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Pours orange/copper. Grassy and malty aroma. Fairly creamy mouthfeel with some caramel malt and toffee balanced by some hops. Average Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
This marzen pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel and toffee, a touch fruity and sweet as well. A medium to lighter bodied marzen. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are slightly spicy and a touch earthy. Nice balance. Lively carbonation. Kind of a milder tasting marzen, it seems a touch thin tasting at times. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with some lingering caramel flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle, Pours a cloudy copper color witha white head, malts and hops balance nicely, nice lasting white head. A decent brew, for an oktoberfest brew its a bit sour and cardboard like but over all its ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5186) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2007
New at John’s in Iowa City. Dark copper body with a dense khaki colored head. The aroma is fresh bread with some caramel. There is also some earthy character of fall leaves, something I often get in this style. The taste is fairly mild with notes of toffee and black tea. There is also a nice roasted caramel aftertaste. Nicely done, but still lacks a little bit of oomph.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2007
A 12-oz bottle shared by joebrew at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a decent off-white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet Hawaiian bread, flowery hops, a touch of roasted nuts, and just a hint of nectarine. Taste is semi-sweet, medium bodied, very light carbonation with a flavor of sweet buscuits and flowery hops. Finish is just as semi-sweet as the flavor. Pretty good Oktoberfest this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pours a very nice honey like amber with a nice white head. Super sweet malt nose with a good dose of roasted nuttiness. Full creamy mouthfeel that finishes out with a nice floral hoppiness balances a sweet biscuity malt presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Draught at Which Brew. Hazy orange body with nice head. Aroma is light toasted malt. Flavor is slightly bitter sweet, light hops and big malty mouthfeel. Aftertaste can be a little rough. Decent Marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
My bottle is the Left Hand label, Bottled on: 07 25 07. Clear orange amber with a small off white head, low retention. Sweet toasted malts and grain up front with some lightly tangy fruitiness--decent. Flavor adds some spicy earthiness and some wet paper oxidation with a semi dry finish. The fruitiness seems to become more rotten fruit like (a different kind of tang), but not ungodly horrible like it sounds. Low carbonation with a light to medium body. Meh.

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