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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.41%
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Draft at Sippin by the River ’05. Lots of brewers sporting their fest beers. Sierra with an honest example of the style. Great malt, easy on the hops, clean fermentation.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Nice drinking marzen. Malt, a tad of toast, well balanced. A touch dark colour with lots of lasting foam head.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toast, a bit of nuts, a bit of oxidation and a faint hoppy note. Sweet flavor, caramelly, a bit toasty, with a bit of stale cardboard and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (587) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12oz from the Fall mix 12-pack... Pours a polished deep amber... off white head rises up and sticks around for a while... pretty. Nose is proper toasty/melanoidin maltiness... very clean.. no real flaws.. if anything it seems a tad TOO malty IMO... Very rich. Flavor mirrors the nose with so much maltiness there is almost a molasses element on the very finish.. Body is perhaps a bit heavy for a standard O-fest. Happy I picked up the 12-pack... This one is nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (887) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ a medium thick beige head. Moderate to bold sweet malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are maple, malt, brown sugar, caramel and pine. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1130) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft at shultzy’s over lunch with my research group. Beautiful clear amber pour with creamy dense head. Aroma: bread, toast, light caramel. Taste: malt-driven, moderately sweet, short bready finish, never sticky or overly sweet. Palate: medium- body. Overall: above avg marzen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours amber with a thick beige head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a raspy finish. Typical Marzen.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear, deep copper with a very thick two finger tan head. Outstanding head retention and lacing that surprised me. The aroma is a little bit metallic but other than that, is really full of caramel sweetness, toast, maple syrup, and a whiff of light pine. The flavor is where this beer really stands out. Light caramel and toast is perfectly balanced with grassy hops with a touch of maple and wood notes. Bitterness is moderate but nicely contrasts with the sweetness from the malt. Overall, for a first crack at an Oktoberfest by Sierra Nevada this one does not disappoint. Would love to see this in sixers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to dmac. Poured a clear dark Amber color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma and taste were much the same. Notes of grain, grass, caramel malt, and light spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from the brewery shop in Chico. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is lightly spicy/bready. Med + body. Flavor is pretty malty. Seems to have something like rye spice. Mouth prickle/tingles. Definitely malty, but way drier than seems reasonable. Finishes just mildly sweet, and the thick feel goes well with that. Really much more drinkable than all the relatively tasteless sweet Oktos out there.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steve1966 (116) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Brown color nice head and lacing. Dry dry dry hops. Toasted bread nutty crisp rye. Slight caramel and toffee but not much. More of a but brown ale. Dry harsh finish ruins this one.


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