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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Drank 2 of these at the company party. Boring aroma, barely an o’fest flavor. Tasted more like MGD. Blech, I wish this wasn’t SABMiller now. Quality of this is low....

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Beautiful deep pumpkin color, light body, initial sweet aroma and malty taste that quickly dissipates to a slight chemical bitterness. We Midwesterners love our Leinies, and for an affordable quaffer in October, this isn’t half bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Clear golden amber. Nose some biscuit, bit sweet. Flavor sweet malts, toasted biscuits, and something akin to dish soap. Like pretty much anything Leinenkugel’s, it’s decent, but not exceptional in any way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
12 oz bottle from Woodmans on Gammon Road in Madison, WI. Lovely, lovely scintillating golden body, fairly dense whitish head that lasts...sweet malty-molasses/maple nose with a hint of woodsmoke...sweet, sugary, simple flavor profile, quite light with some dry herbs hinted at late...somewhat fluffy mouthfeel. Not bad, certainly one of Leinies’ best these days.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Almost spilled some when the carbonation caught up with my pouring -- luckily no drop wasted. Had a nice slightly yellowish head. Smelled like herbed hops and sweet malts, tasted more like the malts rounded out with honey and caramel. Decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Ok, so this isn’t the end-all, be-all of Oktoberfest beers, but it is tasty amd a nice sipping beer. Good flavor and price means I have a new beer to stock my fridge with during the fall.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2005
light golden color. aroma is of orange and citrus flavors. not an exiting beer at all. Its better than say a miller lite but thats not saying much

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Light dusty malt aroma. Clear orange with off-white head. Nasty plant malt, without much of anything. Extremely bland finish. This is worthless.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Appearance: clear, and not-quite coppery in color, a deeper shade of orange maybe, with no head to speak of. Aroma: off. slightly herbal,... empty, and vacuous, with a "skunky lager" thing going on that dominates. Not good. Taste: do i have to? Away we go...slides easily into the mouth, then lays there, limp and listless. Minimal malt in the flavor, what there is of it...there’s just no character here. Brings me no pleasure in the imbibing, merely exists to have something wet in the mouth. A lightweight entry in the field. Best to avoid.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Red-amber color with a malty cola aroma. Good carbonation. Flavor is extremely malty with an acrid bitter malt finish. Not enough texture or hops. Not a great beer, but one of the best that strive to be a "great Budweiser".


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