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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (288) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle purchased at Binny’s, surprisingly haven’t had this until recently at Great Taste of the Midwest. Pours a translucent amber/golden brown in color with a small white head. Nose is a solid traditional marzen, there is toasted malt and some breadiness. There is also faint hops and some light spice. The flavor is a little hoppier than I would typically prefer, but it doesnt really detract from the beer. In addition to noble hops, I get toasted malt, some honey, and light spice. Light to medium mouthfeel, light carbonation, no booziness, and a moderate finish. Pretty solid domestic interpretation of a marzen, I will gladly grab another bottle or two of this to enjoy during football season. Great value at $5 for a 22 oz.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1068) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours clear amber with sticky lacing. Mild aroma is a little musky with earth and baking spice notes. Palate is medium-full with a musky caramel flavor. Good structure and a nice finish. Very good for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
On tap at Rev’s pre-Great Taste party held at the Essen Haus in Madison, WI.. Served to plastic but showed a bright, coppery color, decent, off white head foam, and good cling to the curtainy lacing. The nose was lightly lagerish, some toastiness, and light sweetness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, the flavor presented a hop bitterness that was more pronounced than most Marzens that I’ve tried, but it complemented well, and I liked it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7569) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
A suprisingly well-done maerzen form the US. No diacetyl, beatiful layers of sweet, bready malt, and a facefull of noble hops, but properly executed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2012
On tap at the brewery as a free sample during the brewery tour before it was bottled (or available in their tap room).. Clear red/orange color with a small white head. Aroma is full of grains, but it surprised me as being the most spicy and hoppiest Oktoberfest beer I’ve tried. Taste is slightly bitter. This is the only Marzen/Oktoberfest I’ve truly enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Tap sample. Poured clear brownish color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
On tap at GABF 2011. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet toast and leaves. The flavor is a mellow and smooth Marzen; honey, some light bitter hops, bready, very smooth and clean. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at Revolution Brewery in Chicago, IL with some friends prior to seeing the band F*ed Up. Didn’t take notes while drinking, but this was a decent offering from one of my least favorite styles. Definite nutty / malt presence and I remember this being a bit tart, and also remember that this was towards the bottom of the keg which may have altered the taste a bit. Still pretty decent though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newk (299) - - SEP 27, 2011
this pours a nice dark orange color very good aromas with malts, grains, and blood oranges. fairly straightforward, but balanced and aromatic medium bodied with a good plumpness to the feel. Smooth and round as well with good malty flavors dominating this is a good and solid oktoberfest. While there are grain tones to it, they don’t dominate and instead we get some malty goodness

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Had this one on draft at the brewpub. Bready malty smell. Grain is just oozing out of this one. Malt flavor with a little caramel at first. Hop & malt finish. Very very German. Kind of boring if you ask me.


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