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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This full-bodied, deep reddish-amber lager is strong and malty. Traditionally brewed in March for the Oktoberfest in the fall, this style is also known as Märzen. Available September and October.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dliberto (159) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Drank from a bottle. Nothing of major note on the smell. Tastes like a standard lager with some German malts. A little bready. Overall kind of meh. There better Oktoberfest beers out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours an orange color with white head. Malty, earthy, grainy aromas. Grainy, earthy, caramel flavors. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1540) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on September 24th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a nice caramel semi clear with light bubbles.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, light bread..
Taste: Light caramel, light bready, light nutiness.
Palate:Medium light body, faint fizz.

Summary: Definitely a solid example of the style, especially for a USA made version.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike67 (792) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with long lasting, foamy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of Noble hops and nutty, caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is sour, salty, caramel and herbal hops. Finish is long and salty. It seams to me they were trying to brew Gose but put in too much caramel malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft->shaker. Light amber with small offwhite head. Malt, bread, cereal, rye. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5460) - Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent golden orange with foamy off-white head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with a lager yeast backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1643) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Had at the Tap Room in St. Louis in the summer of 2011. Decent beer but nothing to write home about.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3674) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours cloudy brown-amber with a tight tan head. Aroma is bread, malt. Flavour is caramel, bread, a hint of citrus and mild spice. Almost a rye-ness to it..... Pretty good, even though the bottle was a little old.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
N3lson1 (187) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
A good oktoberfest, good sweet/malty beer. Difficult to enjoy 4+ drinks but still good nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
THOUGHTS: I thought it smelled very nice at first, but maybe interesting was a better word. A little more citrusy than most oktoberfests. A rare beer because I loved the aroma, but sort of disliked the flavor. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium, brownish orage with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet. The aroma was heavy bread, cookie, caramel, graham cracker, toast, pie crust and cake; moderate grassy hops; light citrus hops; and something slightly like Cap’n Crunch. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, heavily bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel, maple syrup, grassy hops, lighter citrus hops, floral hops, dark breads, cookie, and cake. The light to medium body was a little syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.


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