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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Nice floral aroma to this one, coppery brown, fading head. Malts and hops woven together, very smooth, caramel flavors with floral and a bit of spicy earthiness to the hop finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
This beer is the essence of caramel. The body is dark caramel. If you want to get an idea, take some sugar over a spoon and hold it over a flame until it melts and them caramelizes. That's about the color here. The head was very wimpy and since the waiter came back with the beer very quickly, I don't think it was just because of natural dissipation. This was a much maltier beer than the Warsteiner Oktoberfest I had just prior to this, but this also had less hops. There also seemed to be a little prune-like flavor that I sometimes get from beers that use one of the darker German malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2003
A great Oktoberfest beer. Very well balanced with sweet, crisp roasted malt flavor and crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1464) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2003
How many liters of this have I consumed? Enough to drown in for sure. Only wish there was a better means of determining if it were fresh. Not an overwhelming beer, but solid and well crafted and made where I can keep reaching for another and another. With a birthday in October this has another reason for long being a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (846) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
fresh flowery aroma, golden in colour with a white head, very hoppy, flowery and spiecy character, smooth creamy palate with a peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Good looking copper,beer with constant carbonation. Head is medium-sized and well beaded. Aroma is rich-malty,fruity-hoppy,and slightly lagerish(hay,sulfur??). Creamy,well carbonated mouthfeel. Fairly full body. Flavor starts malty,slightly toasty, with the back somewhat empty. Finish is crisp,clean,and delicious,displaying roastiness,before the soft,fruity,hops. Extremely drinkable and tasty!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
Golden color with light white head. The taste is like a malty lager with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
My chick picked out the pre-game beer last night and she chose Spaten Octoberfest, cool!
Copper / amber in color, uplifted a short lived fizzy tan head. Pretty good stuff, it was a bit lacking in complexity of flavor and aroma, pretty simple but good. Loads of ceramal malts present themselves in the aroma and flavor, slightly toasty. Nothing stellar but yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
White head doesn't last very long at all, but it has the typical amber coloration of a marzen. MMMMMM, malty aroma, as well as caramel and light roastiness. Very clean and no hop character in the aroma. Very malty and well balanced w/ a light roasty and carmel flavor; pretty much the same as the aroma. Finishes clean and malty. Medium body with moderate carbonation. I like the version from the tap much better, I think the characteristics are a little more pronounced and it's a little more complex, but it's a style I could drink a lot of and not really tire of it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6726) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled. Golden with an ok head.Some hensfood, perfume-aroma. Rather sweet and thin.

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