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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2007
(on tap) Pours amber with a white head. Aroma only contained what smelled like a cheap apple cider. Taste was just a little malty sweet, with a wheaty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2007
[On tap] Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma was very weakly of apple cider. Taste was malty, a little apple, some faint chemical bitterness towards the end. Medium body. Short finish. Average.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
neooldie (8) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2007 does not count
Very suprised this isn’t rated higher. I love the Oktoberfest beers and I’ve had many in my day and this one is still my favorite. One of the few beers my father and I agree on being top of the line!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
This is a middling "light" version of a Marzen. It’s nowhere near strong enough in aroma or flavor to truly be an Oktoberfest, but it’s pretty decent when September rolls around and there aren’t other Marzen options available.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Pours an amber body, with an off white head that dissapates quickly. Aromas of rich spices and roasty malts. Taste had some roasted malt character with some clove undertones. Not bad, average at best for the style.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2007
The Dan journal #49. Tasted 10/22/06. 12oz bottle. Clear and amber. Spiral white head. Bready vegetal spicy nose. Notes of vanilla and caramel. Light to medium bodied. Palate hits sweet then dulled malts. Bright bitter finish that ebbes out into a sticky aftertaste. Abrasive and not very smooth transitions. Meh...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
A poor example of this style, which is hard to do. Fairly light caramel aroma and taste. Not overly sweet but than again neither is water. Pass.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
oldstyle (15) - USA - JUN 4, 2007
Very tasty beer while sitting around a campfire around mid october!! Can’t describe the details, but i know what i like!!!!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Rated 9/11/06: Lousy marzen presented by a usually decent brewer. Aroma is non-existent, appearance is good with a nice bronze color and small creamy head. average feel here with a weak finish. Flavor is decent for a standard lager but falls fairly short for an oktoberfest. I have a sneaking suspicion that Leinenkugel’s may be falling to the wayward hands of their owner, I only hope their other brews aren’t being compromised by cheap ingredients.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5295) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
Straight from the bottle. It pours a medium amber color, small head that dropped fast. Aroma is nearly absent. A hint of alcohol and corn. Taste of semi-sweet malt and barely any hops. Very watery finish with a clean aftertaste. This is more of a "Light Oktoberfest" at best. Not what I expected from an Oktoberfest.


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