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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Though it is not necessary to drink this beer out of a mug that is larger than your head while dancing to polka music and wearing your lederhosen, you will find this lager’s unbridled festivity difficult to resist. This ode to Germany’s classic fall lagers is as clean, clear, and quaffable as any that has ever weighed down the table of a German Beer garden. The crisp maltiness of classic Munich malt compounded with the delicious notes of Bavarian hops gives this clean-finishing beer just the right flavor for the end of the summer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 11/2/14. Polished bronze colored body the head is thin and fizzy and it leaves some spots of lace. Aromas of bread, hints of caramel and nuts, rather faint... Flavor is about the same as the aroma but the toast and nuts combo turns kinda funky and odd.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerandhockey8 (263) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
From 12oz can to mug. Pour is Amber with orange, thin white head. Nose is light malt, molasses, kind of flat though. Taste is light bodied, mostly bitter. Crisp on the palate. Mediocre beer, just plain.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (673) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Can to mini dimple. Amber color. Huge white head that dissipates and dissappears eventually, leaving a very lightly carbonated beer. Aroma of cereal grain. Sweet. A little under carbed.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
cobuffjensen (5) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Tastes similar to a macro brewed lager. Could see drinking a bunch when it is hot out. Leaves a soury aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Not a terrible oktoberfest, but it could use a bit more sweetness. Vaguely metalic flavor and overly light.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Not that bad of a Marzen. Would prefer a wee bit more flavor. And here’s the odd thing -- gushes like a banshee when pouring into a glass, yet tastes a wee bit flat?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Beer #44 of NM 100. Grainy and bready. Kinda dirty tasting. Garbage flavor. Messy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Very lagerish, not entirely unpleasant, but not memorable either. More cereal grain, than sweet malt. Slight malt finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
I really hope I just got a bad batch/can. This is easily one of the worst octoberfest beers I have ever had. I love this style, but I would have rather had a Bud than this. Very little flavor, no life to the mouthfeel, and an odd metallic acidic aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (583) - - OCT 4, 2014
On draft. Mild caramel nose. Sticky caramel flavor. Not much depth or complexity. Lingers in the mouth as sweetness.


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