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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Standard lager aroma. Light orange and clear. Small, thin head. Medium bodied lager flavor with some bread and bitter hops in the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Not great, but not too bad. Slightly on the light side, as is most of Leinenkugels brews; but drinkable. Slight maltiness but no real detectable hops presence. I'll try other Octoberfest brews before I decide if I like them all that much. This isn't bad, but I won't go out of my way to get any either.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Very watery malt, hardly any hop character. What malt was there had a simple sugary taste. Not recommended.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Light amber color,small head that faded fast.Malty sweet aroma with a hint of corn,with a hint of caramel or toffee.The taste is sweet and malty,maybe a slight hint of caramel and faint hops little else.The after taste is sweet and malty with an even fainter hint of hops.This is a watery thin brew that is easy to drink but offers little in the area of flavor.Worth trying but little else beyond that.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2003
clear, light amber color, nice head with some lacing...aroma is yeasty and smells like the solution that goes on hair when someone is getting a permanent with just a hint of roastiness. flavor is bready, thin, with a little roastiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Has a red tint but has the same brown color as the lager. Smells like malt. A lot of carbonation. Not that much flavor for an Oktoberfest beer. A little bitterness but not much. Not a bad beer but I was hoping for a little more flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Orange/amber color with a minimal head but fairly good lacing and a toasty malt and spicy cookie aroma. It was light to medium bodied and seemed less sweet than most of the other Oktoberfests I've tried, with a fresh and delicious malty and breadlike flavor, almost dryish in the finish. Pretty good Ofest.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Nice color, but not much head to this one. Nose is lightly malty, but not much else to it, really. Flavor doesn't really have much character either. A below average oktoberfest, in my opinion.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 I had this this weekend out of the bottle. I really was expecting more from this brewer for a Marzen, but did not get much of it. Overall, it is average in aroma, appearance, flavor, and palate. I will not buy it again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 Just as good as Capital Fest. Marzens must just be my cup of tea. I don't know what years you other guys have had for Oktoberfest. 2003 is great. I'm going to stockpile this. I really really like it. Downgrading this one just a little bit. Fest however is still the best.


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