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RATINGS: 82   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (295) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of burnt malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vmilaxer29 (408) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub. This years batch is 5.7%. Light copper/deep gold. Fruity caramel aroma and flavour, hints of chocolate, moderately sweet with excellent malt structure and a nice hoppy finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Distinct in this style for its balanced caramel malt and lack of overall sweetness, gaining subtle brown sugar elements and finishing with understated hops. Well-balanced through the medium length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pour is dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of bready dough, light caramel, herbal hops, rye spice, and soft pretzels. Finish is slightly more spice/hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Can into a tulip. Deep golden orange, quite clear, light white head. Light honey, some floral notes, some spice. Slightly damp hay. Light bitterness upfront, trailing off through the finish. Round sweetness predominates. Mid to light body, mild carbonation. Some acidity. Quite a long aftertaste. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
On tap poured into a pilsener glass. The aroma is that of toast, some citrus, some grass, and earthy note, and a hint of spice. It pours a clear brown-orange color with a soft, whitish head that retains a decent surface layer and a medium thick, mostly dense, ring. It leaves behind rings of snowy lace on the glass. The taste is a nice balance between medium, malty sweet and medium, spicy bitter. The creamy texture is complimented by a fizzy carbonation. The medium body contains notes of grass, earth, and spice with a caramel undertone. It’s slightly dry and finishes clean with flavors of dry citrus peel, spice, and caramel. There’s also a hint of cough syrup to the finish. The aftertaste is slightly astringent and holds earth notes as well as spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3232) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can pour. Clear copper with a white head. The aroma has some fruity and some carrot cake qualities. The taste is somewhat sweet, but remains earthy. Lighter body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1386) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Not my style of beer. Very strong malt flavor and smells like a lager. Slightly sweet finish. Pours deep orange in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours mostly cleat light amber, slight thin head, good lacing. Aroma toasted malt, caramel, slight fruity, slightly floral. Taste very rich malty, sweet, toasty, slight caramel, fruity and floral, almost very slight pineapple juice. Mouthfeel medium-full body medium carbonation, clean lager feel, sweet finish. Overall very nice beer for style, one of the best American versions I’ve had, may be a bit too sweet though.

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