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RATINGS: 233   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaseonem99 (19) - USA - OCT 18, 2002
a little more hoppy than the goose island


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 (1950) - 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 (3711) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Sirpringly light and tasty. Was expecting a heavier taste though it isn't overly dark compared to normal Oktoberfest. Overall pleasantly surprised would buy this afain ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very clear copper color with a thin, lacing white head. Thick, malty aroma. Malty taste with some spices involved. Decent balance. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle picked up at Party Source from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear reddish/amber color with a foamy off white head. The aroma is a mix of toasted grains, caramel malt, and a hint of leafy hops. The flavor is mainly toasted malts, light hints of caramel, some grass, and light leafy hops. Medium bodied and easy to drink. This is a fairly decent Oktoberfest.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4939) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish copper body under a small fizzy white head that had pretty decent retention. The nose is showing a bit too much grainy and husky notes as well as a fairly heavy Munich malt sweetness. Smells OK overall, but makes me leery that this will be as smooth as I want. The flavor is a bit bland and boring, the munich malt is not as heavy or thick as I’d like, it comes across as more of an amber ale malt bill. Just a light hint of hops on the back end, but not enough to make an impact. Lighter bodied with a husky texture and fizzy carbonation. Not one the impresses me too much overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wmatyi (10) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
This is my go to Octoberfest, nice malt up front, really easy drinking for he type, I could drink this beer all year round.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (648) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 12, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste malt, a little Carmel, slightly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
This is a pretty solid oktoberfest. Sweet, malty, with some nice crispness adding a bit at the end.


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