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Avondale Meredith Marzen Oktoberfest

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The Meredith Marzen is our first ever true lager brewed at Avondale. The Marzen style of beer is also known as an Oktoberfest style, traditionally brewed in March and cellared in caves until the end of summer. It was a special beer to be drank at Oktoberfest in Bavaria. The finest malts from the previous year crops were used to brew this premium lager in celebration of the new brewing season. The brew has a deep golden hue. The aroma is clean and malty. Malt is the major player in this brew and it dominates the palate. The rich malt character is derived from mostly vienna and munich malt. The vienna malt adds a toasty and biscuity flavor that is balanced by the sweet munich malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (769) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2015
It poured a amber yellow with a frothy white head that dissipated to a solid thin covering with minimal lacing. The head mutes the malt aroma. The taste is sweet with a caramel and roasted flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
ttroha (507) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap at brewery. Transparent brown with white head. Aroma of hops, honey, and spices. Tastes of bitter hops, spices and dark fruits. Light bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Sweet good mouthfeel. Fruity like a kolsch. Enjoyable. Light toasty flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 10/1/2013 Total Score: 3.2
An average marzen. Okay head that fades. Sweetness is very forward. Nothing special, but not a bad oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (458) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Tap at brewery. Pours dark gold with white frothy head. Malt and slight lager nose. Nice malty notes earthy with slightly sweet finish. Good hop bitterness to balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Draft at taproom. Pours light copper color with a small white head. Light malt aroma. Light body with light malt notes and a light hop bitterness. -- Got more caramel and malt in the aroma and flavor on this tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Tap at pie in the sky - pours cloudy orange with thin white head. Aroma is malt and cinnamon. Taste is mildly bitter finish leans dry. Overall, solid, but on the boring side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4190) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Draft at pie in the sky Madison. Pours light brown with a quarter inch of foam that doesn’t leave much lacing. Not much on the tongue. Not a ton on the tongue either. It does seem rather late in the season for a Marzen. Eh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Draft in taproom. Poured medium amber with a thin off-wheat head that left no lacing. Aroma and flavor were of mild, bready malt; some caramel; a hint of earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft at brewery. Hazy golden amber pour with a thin white top. Sweet grainy scent. Taste is malty but not sweet with an earthy finish.

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