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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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.


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 (1014) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2003
lousy octoberfest, too weak in thin to be dark and terrible taste for an american

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Some malt but not nearly enough. Too watery and not full-bodied enough. I’ve had a lot better.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DigsWierdBeer (11) - omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Not bad, but there are certainly better Oktoberfests beers out their. Consider Pete’s instead.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - NOV 24, 2002
Caramel and malty good Oktoberfest

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2225) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2002
The commercial description’s claim of being well-balanced is true to a certain extent. Leinie’s Oktober is not nearly as predominantly malty as most of the Oktobers that I’ve had this season. Yet, I still found myself wishing for more bitter, less malty. Caramel and brown sugar notes pervade. Off-white, creamy head with good lacing. Clear, orange body. Moderate sweetness with hints of honey. At just over $5 for a six-pack, this brew offers good value, however, with the exception of Big Butt and Creamy Dark, Leinie’s beers continue to disappoint.


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