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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A full bodied fest beer, amber colored, very smooth, Original Gravity: 13.5, made from a variety of roasted malts, 2-row pilsner malt and imported Hallertau hops. One of Michael Jackson’s 24 favorite American beers.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Malty... in... your... mouth.
Duff: Now, Homer, we’ve developed this additive that makes beer super, super malty. Care to try it?
Homer: Wait a minute, will this erase my memory?
Duff: No, not at all.
[Duffman prepares a hypodermic needle, and injects Homer. He’s immediately knocked out]
Thankfully, my memory isn’t erased either. Wait, what was I writing?


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (547) - - JUN 16, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice deep reddish amber color with a two finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading rather quickly to leave some light levels of foamy island lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is sweet and malty with tons of caramel and doughy smells. Along with the caramel are other sweet smells with lots of toffee and some brown sugar. Other aromas of a light earthy and grassy nature are there as well, but these are quite light, with the overall smell being rather sweet. Taste – The taste begins with a caramel flavor mixed with a rather decent sum of a lightly toasted bready taste. Toffee flavors are present upfront as well, but these seem to fade as the taste advances. Like the toffee, the roast seems to fade a bit as well, being replaced by flavors that are a bit more biscuit like in nature. While these transitions occur some light hop flavors of an earthy and grassy flavor also come to the tongue. The caramel surges a bit at the end, with the other flavors mellowing a little bit, to leave a moderately sweet and malty Marzen flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average, to maybe just above average, side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is quite nice for the sweet and bready/biscuit flavors of the brew, while the average to slightly thicker body also upholds the malty and sweet nicely, but all the while do not take away from the drinkability of the brew. Overall, the mouthfeel is rather nice. Overall – While not super extraordinary, this is a rather tasty Marzen. Very easy drinking, affordable and tasty. This brew actually seems like a better football weather brew to me as it is sweet, malty but not too big on abv. A nice one to try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is rather sweet and clean with lots of Vienna malt and a light hint of hoppiness. The flavor is fairly sweet and well lagered up front, but the finish is slightly husky and not quite as smooth. A little bit of fruitiness and toastiness about this one that makes me think Amber Ale instead of an Oktoberfest. Light to medium bodied with just a little clinginess and soft minimal carbonation. Not quite as good as I remember it from years back, but it was decent enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (707) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Sweet malty bill. Very enjoyable and drinkable. Little bit crisper than some of the Oktoberfests

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Light, malty, nutty with caramel like sweetness. Slightly watery in the finish, thinning out with a lack of hops that would add to the overall flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of toffee. Flavor is toffee, grass and some light caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a clear reddish brown. Aroma of banana and syrup. Taste is smooth and well-balanced. Not cloying the hops are enough to balance the sweetness and make for a drier finish. Nicely done. I could get a case ad this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap for Casper’s Wedding. Pours a deep orange color with a medium white head. A nice crisp nose of apples and honey. The flavor is mellow caramel, dusty, some fruit, very sweet and light. Refreshing. Lots of flavor though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltsoda (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Poured a clear amber color with minimal head. Aroma had some caramel, bread notes. Taste was light sweetness, lots of malts and a hint of grassy earth type hop bitterness. Light body thin feel, soft carbonation, clean and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2179) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Draught from the Mark bar. Dark pour minimal head. Very malty and nutty. Slight vinegar finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Banana custard scent more akin to a Dubbel than an Oktoberfest with a dark bronze, low head dissolving to film, appearance. The light, crisp palate was refreshing as the grainy taste finished on a bitter note. I picked up grains all over the taste and aroma. It made me think of tortilla chips.


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