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Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest Marzen

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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You’ve discovered a Moerlein dedicated to the dreamer in all of us. When pigs fly, Oktoberfest Marzen will flow from the fountains. Until then, we offer you this world-class brew which celebrates the Oktoberfest season with hopes that the dream continues forever. A lightly toasted character with a touch of sweetness and deep copper color make Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest a great destination for the season.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Sample at the Moerlein Lager House on 9/13/13. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, toast, caramel and lager yeast. Malty and caramelly flavor with a toasted malt and lager yeast finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
bottle: pours a nice copper color with a light tan head. Aromas are toffee, caramel and a slight fruity citrus. Taste is roasted sweet toffee and some grassiness. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Slightly hazed amber witha thick tan head. Nose is toffee, grainy malt. Taste i weak toffee, malt, with a watery, herbal bitter. Rather unappealing and bland.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Vegetal and grainy malt aroma. Slightly hazy light copper with a moderate ivory head. Vegetal caramel malt and light herbal/spicy bitter flavor. Medium body. I just wasn’t digging this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Corn and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with large off-white head. Sweet toffee malt flavor. Very light hint of lemon in the finish. Okay - nothing great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5129) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2012
The third beer in my Thursday Night Mediocre-athon. Some light sweetness, some dryish, woody flavors in the finish. Kinda hard to concentrate on, actually.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3666) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12 oz. Clear copper with a spongy foam that tries to last. Nose is old peanut butter and molasses. Taste is metallic molasses, light citrus and stale dry grass. Light-medium body has too much carbonation but seems to fit the style somewhat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 Amber color with a beige head. Aroma contains some caramel, citrus, and toffee, The flavor is oktoberfestalicious if that makes sense. The palate is a bit thin. Same stuff different day, Overall an ok session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5324) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks decent; a transparent burnt-orange with thin white lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with a lagerish funkiness. Tastes the same with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2012
12oz bottle from Kroger - pours caramel amber with tan head and decent lacing. Nose is pumpkin and toast. Flavor adds wet hay and a little spiciness. Sweeter than I would expect for the style, with some bitterness on the back end. Short toasty finish. I think this beer would be better if paired with brats and sauerkraut with pork chops, steaming potatoes, pepper corns and white wine. OK, this beer made me hungry. Hark, I shake my fist at you!


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