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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (830) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
(bottle). Glowing amber complexion with thin white head. Aroma of biscuit and malt. A mellowed, mild malt flavor with subtle sweetness. A think this is a terrific American Oktoberfest beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours cloudy amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toasted malt, an bread. Caramel flavor with toasted malt, bread, and hint of spice. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1069) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange with a thick beige head that settles slowly, leaving some spots of lace. Nose involves caramel, toasted malt, cellar-ish notes, and some noble spice. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter, in balance. Medium bodied, oily, fairly active, with a lingering toasty bitter and dry finish. Really nice and drinkable, hits the style over the head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCoff4025 (27) - Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a standard tulip glass. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Small amount of lacing. Malty taste with a little bit of bitterness. Overall not a ton of flavor for an Oktoberfest beer. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerScout49 (22) - - OCT 7, 2014
Balanced, malty Marzen style. Not overly strong but nice flavor. Enjoy and would do again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1171) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Amber, orange color. Medium head. Not one of the better Oktoberfest beers. Taste and aroma was malty but there were some off taste and off aromas.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
klk343 (73) - - SEP 22, 2014
Smells and tastes like a frat house. Disappointing for an Oktoberfest. Golden in color. Bland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Poured a coppery orange with fluffy white head. A nice malty aroma with a hint of spice. The flavor is very smooth and malty. Very easy to drink. One of the better octoberfest beers I have had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GebrochenGebot (2) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Drinking from a standard pint glass. 12oz bottle. Bought at local grocery store. Aroma: Bready. Like a pretzel. Very autumnal. a hint spice. Kind of barnhouse smell. Appearance: Nice dark copper/orange. Decent head. fizzed out. Not much lacing. Taste: Malt and Caramel. Crisp and Clean. A hint of spice. Very bready. Sweet like dinner roll. Palate: Not too light, it still has some substance. average carbonation. A good beer to usher in the fall. I’ve had Schlafly’s Pumpkin Beer and it is a better beer in my opinion. Some have found that beer to be too sweet. I think Schlafly’s Oktoberfest would be a nice beer for those who found the pumpkin beer to be too much, while still wanting a beer that epitomizes the flavors of fall. Does this make me want to take a plane straight to Germany? No. Does it make for a good beer to watch the Football game with the guys and not have to resort to drinking Budweiser, or worse? Yes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1997) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Light amber pour with a copper core and a 2 finger creamy white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is nice toast and cereal, a hint of caramelized grain, some leafy fruitiness, doughy yeast, a little grass and light spiciness. Flavor is pretty deep caramel up front, some biscuit, a little toffee, light citrus, lots of toast, a helping of spicy hops, dry grass and prairie wildflower floral notes. The more I drink the more the earthy, planty floral notes and to a lesser extent the citrus take over. Medium body, creamy to chewy entry, medium, somewhat sharp carbonation and off dry, slightly chewy finish. Good stuff, pretty hoppy for a Märzen , but it still pulls off a nice balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3808) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 oz. bottled 08/12/2014. Pours clear orange-copper with a lasting disc of foam on top. Nose is pleasant with tart caramel apple, a dollop of molasses, green maize and dried grass. Taste is sourish green apple, toffee, starchy maize, dry grass and a touch of minty booze. Soft, medium body has a decent balance and a medium carbonation that seems to suit the beer. The lingering herby-menthol hops and vegetal notes become a bit too distracting in this otherwise decent festbier.


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