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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This beer is sold as Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen on the US market.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2002
My bottle does state this is an Oktoberfest-Marzen. Regardless, I hated this crap. The bad smell and thick liquid disgusted me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2002
I smelled this one the moment I got the bottle at arm’s length. Nice malty smell and intial taste. That grows quickly into a somewhat harsh, molasses-type taste that I don’t like as much, however. Still, this is interesting from start to finish. Need more experience with this style before I can say how it compares to others.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2001
4/12 Rated this either 4.5 or 4.6. 12/14. Definitely dont like this that much. Still a nice caramel flavor and quite easy to drink but doesnt taste as great anymore. I guess my taste buds have matured somewhat.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Bottle (Jun/07 production). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie, cereal. husks), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with a note of detergent. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A seriously uneventful sample...low on aroma, flavor, or enticement. Some off notes. Not good.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2001
The beer has great color and a smooth malty taste which is conducive of the style. However there is a little less carbonation than what would be expected and virtually no aroma. A decent attempt, but not my favorite octoberfest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Sticky and somewhat toffeeish. Pleasantly hoppy and toasty with wonderful caramel notes from the Munich.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2001
Not a huge marzen fan, but this seems to be a pretty good example of the style. Like the malts, good balance with the malts on here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (983) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 RERATE 10/2003 - Just had one under the 'Marzen' name and was impressed. Nice, spicy, malty smell. Fresh and bold flavor - malty and spicy. Darker than most fest beers, I think. Felt great going down and finished nicely. One of the best Oktoberfest beers I've tried. Harsh smell, and flavor a little strong on hops, but otherwise OK. There are beter choices out there.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2001
aroma and appearance are great, however the flavor and palate just don’t follow through. unlike some of the other raters, the balance of hop/malt seems off to me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2003 A German friend I ran into at the liquor store recommended this, and he wasn't wrong. Medium to light head, nice amber tea color, very clear. Fruity/candied nose with a nice yeasty quality -- absolutely no German Beer Skunk. Great mouth. Sweet, toasty and has a good trailing hop.


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