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Mad Fox Hitzig Fraü Oktoberfest

Mad Fox Hitzig Fraü Oktoberfest
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Mad Fox Oktoberfest Lagerbier brings a bit of Munich Oktoberfest to Falls Church. We start with German Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts and German Hersbrucker hops and ferment with a Bavarian lager yeast. This produces a deep burnished gold colored beer with a rich toasty malt aroma and flavor and enough hops to keep the malt in cheek with a beautiful, highly drinkable balance. Prosit!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5080) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, wheat, light caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Draft. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some caramel, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some caramel, orange, honey. Medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Draft sampler at the brewpub. Pours a hazy gold with bare offwhite head. Great balance of grains, spice and malt. I thought this was excellent for the style, and overall very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a hazy pale gold with a thin off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of biscuit and some lemon notes. Smooth somewhat tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap at Mad Fox. Super heavy carbonation. Clear golden. Medium white head. Biscuity and toffee nose. Taste is heavier bread, small toffee, sweet rolls. Palate is light and refreshing. Mildly bitter. Long, near sourdough finish. Not bad- drinkable. Not sticky or metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4881) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a transparent orange with one ring of white head. Nose is yeasty, malty, some light lemon, dried leaves, root veg. Flavor is malty, biscuit, cracker, yeasty, some light lemon. Medium bodied, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Mad Fox last night. Served in a pilsner glass. Pours a very clear light copper color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries very light caramel along with a bit of bready grain. Light floral and earthy hops in the background, leading to a well-rounded marzen. The flavor is hit a bit too hard by the grain aspect of the beer without anything really rounding it out. Nice and simple, though not thoroughly enjoyable. Light and crisp body with a very mild bitterness. Pretty good, but a bit too thin and in need of a bit more malt and hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Tap. Pours clear dark gold to amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, light spicy and Noble hops, light sweet corn notes. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, clean with a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1351) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
This was on tap at the Brewery as Hitzig Frau Oktoberfest, if the same beer. This is one of the best of this style I have had. perhaps because it was so fresh from the brewery, great golden color, faint hops odor lots of apples and fruits up front with just the right amount of sweetness going to a pleasant bitter level, but not that oily type so typical of the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4656) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
~12oz pour on draft at Mad Fox. Poured a golden/light copper color, with a small white slightly foamy head. Serious sweet malt notes, with not a whole lot of hop backing. Flavor was pleasant malts, sweet notes, not too malt heavy. Pretty refreshing.

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