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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Maierfest is dark gold in color with a solid off-white foam stand. It has a rich German malt aroma and a very distinct and complex maltiness with a dry finish INGREDIENTS:6 Ingredients: Malts: Durst Pilsner, Durst Munich and Weyermann Acidulated Hops: Oregon Perle. Yeast & Water: Oktoberfest 2633 yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Although I’m not a big Oktoberfest guy, I do love a yearly pint or two of Maierfest, a solid entry into the style. Grainy, semisweet and fruity, with a definite swipe of pilsner malt, pretty and very easy to drink. No frills, but then again, none are needed.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Churchkey, DC 14oz tap ($7): Pours your standard American Oktoberfest look, somewhat amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts and whatever. Taste is too sweet. This upset me, because I wanted a good quaffable Oktoberfest. Additionally, I seldom complain about sweet beers. So I don’t know what was the problem. All in all, I think that this was a second tier offering from Rogue and certainly a second tier oktoberfest; gimme Hofbrau Munchen or Spaten over this any day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Poured a golden color. On draft at beernutz. Smaller head. Aroma of caramel malts and grains. Lite sweetness. Lite bitter. Slick texture. Smooth drinking, lighter octoberfest beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
A fairly bland rogue beer. The pour is a golden straw with a light orange and thick foamy white head. The aroma is mostly grainy with a light german hops and some grass. Bland taste with a light grain and german taste. Overall, very boring beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1791) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2011
This was a good German style Marzen. Very true to flavor and enjoyably easy drinking. Well done Rogue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, wet grain, light hoppy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
Single bottle purchased on 04/05/2011. Colour: more orange than gold, slightly cloudy and low off-white head. Nose: Very metallic...but also extremely malty, and some root beer, dirty sock, warm and soggy vegetable. Not the best nose.... Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium-light sour. Light chocolate brownie, fresh enriched white bread, turnip, oatmeal cookie late and just pure cookie dough on finish. All kinds of great stuff but never even close to overly sweet. Delicious stuff.. a complete 180 from the nose. A real mixed bag.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Floral hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and fruity with a banana flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Extremely pale amber with soft white head. Aroma is noble-like hops and malty caramel. Taste is a touch too caramel for me with a bit of grain character. Above average hop bitterness coming through on the end. Not altogether too bad for a Oktoberfest, could use a slightly more robust palate, possibly from the use of more kilned malts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3198) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours a pretty clear amber with a cream-white head that is fluffy but disappears fairly quickly. Aroma is malty with an apple cider overtone and just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is mainly fruity with a malty undertone and a hint of hoppy bitterness as well as just a whisper of honey sweetness. Texture is smooth and subtly fizzy, leaving behind a soft tingle.


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