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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Superb example of a balanced and thoughtful Oktoberfestk Marzen. A nice strong beer for fall and beyond, with a nice hit of spices on the nose and a caramel finish. A great local Chicago beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2016
A bit hoppier than usual for style but a nice nutty Oktoberfest is hard for me to turn down. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bronze color with a taller ecru colored head. Some hops aromas (a touch citric) and hint of caramel and toasted malt. Light sweet flavors. A bit nutty and some floral hops mixed in. Not real clean, not toasty and refreshing, I’m quite certain if a brewery in my fatherland were to bring this one to market there might be a revolution. 10/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Draft at Dark Horse, 11/17/15. Great win by my Terps! Clear orange color without much head or lace. Nice malty presence on a small hop note. Average carbonation. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (338) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Nice pour, orange yellow with small thin head that went away after a sip. Malt, hops, alcohol, barley, corn, yeast in the aroma. Taste follows, very balanced. Nice hop and pine presence, balanced well with sweetness and a bitter aftertaste. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a beautifully clear dark-honey amber, and forms a massively fluffy slightly off-white head that leaves lacing on the glass just by diminishing. Smell: Glazed doughnut with pepper sprinkled atop, Taste: Thick bread, sweet caramel, slight hints of toffee, white and black pepper, vague suggestions of earth and wood oils. A bit of a floral tinge at the finish. Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium, and sharp. Overall: I enjoyed this marzen. I would drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Can. At Beatrix for brunch. Clean grainy Oktoberfest. Malty, lightly bitter, clean. Standard for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2015
can. a solid, easy to drink Octoberfest beer. Though not my favorite style, it was pretty nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msgriffi (41) - - OCT 14, 2015
A touch sweet and hoppy but a good medium bodied Oktoberfest. A little extra carbonation enhances the slight spice from the hops. The slight caramel malt almost wants to get sticky until the hops crisp it up and add a touch of spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raoul_duke (240) - - OCT 13, 2015
Dark orange with some red. Big bubbled white head. Looks very thin, I guess I am not used to lagers. Smells of barley, grain. Kind of nice smell as a change of pace. Really clean grain taste in the front, absolutely no aftertaste. This is a good lager, but I am just so unfamiliar with the style at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Cans at the Galaxy Oktoberfest. Pours a light amber with ample head. Aroma is toast, nuts, mild spice, caramel. and toffee with slight dank hops. The taste is similar with the malts really shining through and balancing with the slightly more hopped beer for the style. Moderate carb, light body, easy to drink. Tasty all around.

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