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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A traditional Marzen brewed with 2-Row Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts. The malts give it a hearty character and deep amber color. Tettnanger and Perle hops provide a well-balanced, drinkable finish prefect for Fall celebrations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnymusky (563) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
The bells October was way better and the bells wasn’t that great.....lame beer overall.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
pmccoyrn (8) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Tastes like a miller coors beer... nothing craft about it... drinkable but thats about it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2014
I wasn’t very impressed with this, but it wasn’t terrible either. pours a nice copper color with a medium head. The body is quote thin, but has good carbonation. Flavor is on the light side with a bit of a metallic after taste. Not a great fest, but then again it’s not really a great style to start with

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at The Beer Junction, Seattle
Clean amber color. Simple beer with some flavor of stale cereals. Rather dry. Ordinary bitterness Correct acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1998) - - SEP 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-713- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice deeper amber color with a one finger pure white fizzy head and tons of tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is light overall, consisting of a bit of a lightly roasted bready smell as well as aromas of caramel and toffee. Taste – The taste begins with a strong caramel and lightly toasted bready flavor. These flavor create the bulk of the taste and remain rather constant throughout the taste. Other sweeter flavors come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, consisting mainly of an apple and pear flavor. Along with the fruit, comes some spice flavors as well as a bit of a grassy flavor. These tastes take the taste to its end, leaving a rather sweet and lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are appropriate for the style and match the sweeter, lightly roasted, and spiced flavors of the brew quite well. Overall – A decent Oktoberfest that is a bit on the sweeter side. It’s alright, but noting super exceptional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlovell2 (1214) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Light copper color with an off white head. Malty caramel aroma with floral hops. Flavor is caramel malt with toasted malt notes. Some fruitiness and yeast flavors. Finishing with some floral hops bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
This is the kind of thing I’d hope Leinenkugel’s would do well and they do. I have a long standing affection for them from back in my early rating days where I could pick out a halfway tolerable German style brew on the cheap from them but this affection has worn thin after all too many shandies and honey whatevers. This one though, while not exactly unforgettable, is damned solid. It is copper in color w/ a small head of white, fine bubbles. Bit of caramel and toasted malt in the nose and maybe the slightest hint of floral noble hops. There is a slight malty sweetness up front but the finish is mostly dry and slightly bitter. This combined w/ some flavorful earthy bitterness makes for some very drinkable beer. This definitely enormously better than most of the standard overly sweet so-called craft beers in this style and definitely one I’d seek out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7071) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 "A nice enough Oktoberfest lager, but it doesn’t do a thing to separate itself from the field. Bready malt aroma, the typical good looking pour, decent feel, but not full, rich or flavorful enough to really take notice."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (378) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a deep golden amber with a one finger off white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice bit of caramel and malt on the tongue. Flavor is good bit disappears too quickly. It just vanishes too quickly for my taste. Not bad Oktoberfest beer but I wished the flavor lingered a bit more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, & light hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, light hops, some spice; Decent.

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