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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   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.


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 (3237) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PintOfBitter (1) - Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2007 does not count
Promising yeasty, grainy bread aroma. Flavor brighter than expected, slightly acid. Not a textbook oktoberfest. Experience is smooth, with plenty of enjoyment to offer for a budget brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 Bready yeasty arome, very little same old beer smells. has a tinge of alky on the olfactory. Slightly darker than the ubiquitous pale yellow Americana lager. Thick off white creamy head. Has a nice rolling carbonation that appears visually appealing. Good creamy carbonation on the palate. Decent slight octoberfest feel. Good manners, odd processed grassy flavors. Very little bitterness. Typical easy to drink lager impressions. One of the better less offensive fests I’ve had. Finish is well behaved but there is a tad of industrial manufactured palate that hangs for a while.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Clear honey colored brew with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is somewhat slight with notes of caramel and malt. The sweetness is there in the beginning as you drink, then it tapers off to a slight tart fruit. Finishes clean. A decent Octoberfest.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2007
12 ounce bottle. Shaker glass. Dark golden thin head. Not sure on the aroma. Mainly just a bit of caramel and malt. Not much else. Not very good for this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
The colour is amber with a white head. The aroma is of sweet malt and grain. The flavor is fruity hops with a bit of grain and some maltyness to it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Yellow orange color with creamy white head. Grainy nose. Lightly roasted malt body with a clean finish.


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