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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty sweetish grainy flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty grainy caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11615) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9118) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8681) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear amber pour with white head, aroma brought notes of toasted bread, biscuit, toffee into some slight grass, herbal hops with an earthy note, slight grainy-ness to it as well. Taste was a mix of grain, grass, biscuit into a bit of toffee, caramel, toasted bread and burnt toast, some spice, grass, finishing slightly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7996) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
12oz can. Clear amber color. Thin, sort of bubbly khaki head. Couple loose dots of lace, nothing really sticks. Nice citrusy, kind of mango-y hop nose, some tropical fruit. Faint, but there, along with the caramel malt. Medium body, smooth crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Head fades to nothing. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Light spice. Hoppy for an oktoberfest, but I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7544) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Revolution Oktoberfest Revolution, brought to you by the Department of Redundancies Department. Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a clear orange with a small off-white head. Notes of sweet and caramel and toasty malts, grass, straw, mild spice, and crackers. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Maybe a bit highly rated within the style, because it struck me as a fairly average example. Not bad, just fine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6837) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at Revolution Brewing, Chicago. Pours hazy light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt and fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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