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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Had this beer on 6/2/2006. Aroma is a light sweet malt scent. Color is a bright golden brown with good carbonation and light head. Taste is light and smooth. Starting with a light body it goes down smooth. Finish comes on with a faint malt flavor that is slightly sweet then is backed by a very light bitterness and smooth feel. It is a drinkable brew but it is sooo far off from what an Oktoberfest should be. As an Oktoberfest its just a weak ass brew.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Clear amber with sudsy white head and zero bubbles. Aroma of sweet slightly toasted malt. Flavor is tasty, extremely sweet... sweet aftertaste too... hmmm? Carbonation is dull and adds nothing. If it was on special I guess I would order it... maybe...tastes like its got some adjunct

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Appearance: Pours a light amber body with a thin, white head. Smell: Well, whaddya know? It smells just like a poor apple cider. Let me verify this with a re-sniff. Yep, poor apple cider. Taste: Light bready maltiness with a hint of caramel and sweetness. Notes of apple and, regrettably, vegetables. Very mild bitterness on the sweetish finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A poor representation of the style, and an outright disappointing beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
browncow (5) - Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2007 does not count
nice, dark golden color, very little head. very malty. not a great representation of an oktoberfest beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Pours a medium clean copper and has a small quickly fading head. Aroma is sourish malts, grains, mild hops. Flavor is a little bigger on the malt. Also hints of tartness. Overall not too bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Pours a clear amber-orange with a loose, frothy, beige head that diminishes to a fizzy cap of bubbles. The aroma is fruity and lightly bready with a slightly "off" adjunct note. Light-bodied and grainy with an astringent and faintly metallic finish. The flavor is toasted, bready malt with a very dry finish. Not bad, but not one I’ll drink again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Poured a clear amber with a scant, barely off-white head. The aroma was thin, but what came through was malt, yeast, and a sweetness that had some borderline corn notes to it. The flavor continued where the simplistic aroma left off. Sweetness (is that malt or is it corn?) followed by paper thin hoppiness. Easy going down if a bit unexciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3017) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
I’m really going against the grain on this one, but this was one tasty beer that was hitting on a lot of cylinders. Pour was beautiful. Dark brown with a whopping two finger head. Aroma was very fresh-smelled like it was just poured by a big busted blond German girl with an oompah band playing in the background. Sweet malt and caramel are heavy on the aroma aw well as the taste. Taste was a little weaker than the aroma but it would be hard to match it.All in all a great O/M.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joverton85 (80) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
light amber color with small white head. a weak aroma primarily of malts. easily drinkable and better than many of the american fest beers i’ve had. i.e. summit

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coopermrkn (26) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Good beer. Better than Sam Adams Oktoberfest. Has more flavor than most beers.


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