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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A bolder, toastier take on an Oktoberfestbier dry-hopped for added complexity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1645) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC. Dark brownish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt met with an almost cherry-like presence. The taste is a nice balance of sweet caramel and a fruity essence that keeps this from becoming dull. Some moderate alcohol warming. Not a traditional marzen but that is not a bad thing in this case.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
A bigger, badder Oktoberfest, sweet and toasty and boozy. Certainly not traditional but it works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (438) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours clear reddish-orange with a fast dwindling white head. Aroma is bread, caramel malt. Perky in the palate and quite dry. Sweet caramel malts, toasted grains, some dark fruit, even apple. Rides a mild current of booze. Very short with minimal aftertaste. Strong offering but not a top notch 'fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8573) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber orange with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Flavor has lots of sweet grains with a bit of toffee and some underlying booziness. Flavor is similarly sweet with notes of sweet grain, caramel and cookie backed by a bit of booze and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Clear beautiful copper under a thick rocky light beige head. Lovely nose of boozy caramel and a touch of floral grassy notes, and a light kiss of sweet cantaloupe. Creamy sweet flavor of boozy nougat, caramel, blonde toasted biscuit, and sweet floral hop resins with very low bitterness--hops for a light flavor balance only. Appropriate booze and sweetness levels with a good caramel base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6911) - Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Looks good for the style; a transparent amberish caramel with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells Offaly and mildly toasty with notes of plum, toffee, and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable; almost like a quad with lager yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (189) - Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured a dark amber with little or no head. Sweet malty aroma of honey. Very sweet with notes of oranges and malt. Do not really notice the hops, but did feel the alcohol. Was intrigued by this decked out Marzen and it didn?t disappoint by introducing some interesting flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle: clear copper with a small tan head. Bread-heel, caramel aroma. Caramel malt, boozy taste.... Fairly sweet and sticky....sugary..then a clingy and boozy finish. Not an easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1443) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a shallow, lacy, fine-grained off-white head. Nose is caramel, golden raisins, cooked apples, tea, and smoke. Sweet and caramelly, with a lot of boozy flavor behind it; I don’t get much dry-hopping at all, but it’s definitely more extracted and more emphatic than your average Oktoberfest offering. Velvety on the tongue, it’s got definite weight behind it, and stays right in the caramel/toffee range. Reminds me of a good, rich bread pudding. Finish is heavy, boozy, and sweet; definitely a confectionery beer. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Light milky caramel malt and hay aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet creamy caramel malt and moderately bitter grass/orange peel/alcohol flavor. Rough.

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