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RATINGS: 242   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heathen (1500) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2014
I think this is a little past its prime. Pours a little brown with OK head and lacing. A little bit of a sour mash aroma. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper orange with a thin lacing white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and grains. Flavor was malty & sweet with caramel, toasted malts, bread, grassy hops and some mild spices.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2873) - 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 (1090) - 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 (28) - 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 (27) - - 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 (1185) - 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 (78) - - 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 (1393) - 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.


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