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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9797) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness, light toasted malt and a hint of earthiness with a crisp fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark amber with a half finger off-white head. Aroma of fruit, nuts and caramel. Taste is heavily sweet. Fruit, nuts and caramel. Full bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. I’ve never been a fan of the mar zen style until this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle:   Deep amber, a bit of a copper hue, moderate foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   A bit more hoppy and citrusy than your normal Marzen on the nose.   Me Like!   Chewy on the tongue, caramel, bready malts, but also citrusy and a bit hoppy.   More hoppy than most.   This is a really well balanced example that has the bitterness and sweetness in balance.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes hoppy, but also with a citrusy sweetness, caramel breadiness, and some biscuit.   This is not your normal over the top bready/mealy/biscuity Oktoberfest, this one has some hop bitterness and citrus sweetness to really balance it out.   Hard to believe this is 8.5%.   This one really worked for me!   Thanks Bob!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) 12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a small beige colored head. The smell is malty, sweet, toffee, rich, and caramel. The taste is sweet, malt, grain, sticky, and candy.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (813) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle poured a clear orange hue w/ large thick head w/ lacing. Big bold sweet honey aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are honey, malt, caramel, and a light orange citrus. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, and a warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3715) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2013
12 oz. Clear copper-amber with a lasting film of cream. Mild nose of rich caramel and spicy dry grass. Flavors of spicy caramel, toast, lightly sour tangelo, peppery dried grass and just barely a note of alcohol. Nice balance of the rich malty flavors provided by the dry grass and minty finish. Medium-heavy body is smoothly carbonated with a light tongue tingle from the hops and a pleasant touch of warmth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1364) - Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle - average size foamy head, medium clear amber color, sweet caramel malty aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, syrupy mouthfeel - OK overall, expected a little better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Milky honey blond with a monster white crown that takes way to long to reacquaint with the shandy below. Aroma of orange, lemon and sugar. Taste is all wrong and sweet with orange, lemon, orange rind and pithy notes.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HoppusMaximus4 (11) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Sweet alcohol at first with a toasty bite to follow. Not bad for a night cap on a cold night.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdawg (13) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Good look and good aroma, but comes across as winey. High alc may be the reason. Similar to some of the other Big Eddys which I’d like to see a little more separation.


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