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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our first lager beer is brewed to the classic German style. Back in the day, brewers released this stronger beer to celebrate the start of fall brewing after hot summers. Now that we have high-tech refrigeration systems we brew all year, but still enjoy drinking Oktoberfest as the temps start to cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Very good representation of a Marzen. I really liked the aroma and the way this beer looked in the glass. Medium on the hops but lots of nice spice notes. Pretty clear bronze color with a smallish white head and some lacing. Taste is where it really shines. Lots of caramel, toffee, bread, and some other spices that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but where tasty and unique. Maybe some coriander and even some other stuff comes through as it warms a bit in your glass. I will definitely buy more of this and savor it through October. I love these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Can from pantanap...thanks Kan! - Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Nose is lightly spiced dry bready malt. Taste is about the same, though it’s thinned out a bit and maybe slightly watery. Finishes with some soured bread malt and a touch of herbal hops. Thinnish with decent carbonation, but falls a bit flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (709) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma has some light toastiness, caramel, nuts, and grain. Malty, nutty flavor is what strikes me as dominant, along with bread, some spice, and some floral notes. There are some hoppy flavors as well. I detect some sweetness in here. Medium bodied with a nutty and bready aftertaste. Pretty easy to drink. Nothing really negative to note here, but this one isn’t terribly exciting either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (542) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2012
This is probably the most ’german tasting’ of all the Oktoberfests I’ve had from the USA. Very much tastes like a classic german okto with a malty and bready taste and some bitterness. Very impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, copper-amber color, little in the way of head or lacing. Nose is malt, bread and almost a pie spice aroma (reminiscent of some holiday ales). Really nice mouth, with some caramel and bread, light hops bitterness. Finishes pretty clean with a lingering slight bitter note. A very nice example of a Märzen. The RBC beers are Batting .1000 for me so far. ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Clear copper with modest off-white head / Sweet nose of toast and spun sugar / Light to medium body, sweet and somewhat syrupy, with some bitterness on the fair finish / Simple, clean flavors of toast and spun sugar, with citrus notes / Mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Mostly clear, copper-gold colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing throughout. Aroma is some caramel and a lightly toasted crackers. Some floral, fruity hops and a bit grainy. Flavor is similar. Sweeter crackers and a tad grainy with a moderate caramel. A light toast with some more floral and fruity hops before this finishes with a light, but defined crisp bitterness that provides a solid balance and light dryness. Medium length, floral bitter and toasty caramel aftertaste. Medium, smooth, easy drinking body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid Oktoberfest. Well put together and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damayor (8) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
Had this on tap at The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle. A great local version of an Oktoberfest marzen. Very smooth and very drinkable. A testament as to why I wish they brewed Oktoberfest beers year round. damayor---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
dark see through amber color, smell of yeast, dough. balanced maltiness in flavor with a bread dryness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
This is a seriously well done marzen. Great robust earthy flavor. Only complaint is it is a bit sticky and sweet, but other than that it’s near perfect for style.

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