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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (754) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (645) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (962) - Bridgeport, 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. ;-)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1943) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.7
   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

3.4
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2436) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (299) - 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 (1069) - 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.


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