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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This is the German version of the beer, described by Jackson in the 2000 Pocket Beer Book as "much paler (than Oktoberfest-Marzen in the US), golden, albeit still with a creamy aroma and pleasant malt accent."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11329) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
clear yellow, white head. clear malty aroma, a little hay or straw flavor is sweet malty, some eruo hoppy bitterness, herbal notes. not that good really.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
janubio (509) - SPAIN - FEB 15, 2015
500 ml. bottle. Clear golden colour, big head that diminishes soon, leaving a good lace. Asmell is alcoholic, notes anf grains, spices and lemon. Lively carbonation, thick palate and medium body. Taste is alcoholic too, lemon, spices, notes of caramel. Refreshing and drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lello4ever (241) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Dorata e limpida, buona schiuma abbastanza persistente, equilibrata, discreta e bevibile ma non da ricordare più di altre del suo genere.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomholliday (2) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Not much to the aroma, hints of alcohol and bread. Poured with a rocky head, a nice golden colour. The beer is lively, nice and carbonated, with a long finish on the palate. This is a perfectly drinkable, light, pale beer, and I’d definitely choose it for a session. If you’re looking for an Oktoberfest to blow you away though, this ain’t it.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3129) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
(Spaten Oktoberfestbier) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a glass tankard, ABV 5.9% Crystal clear body, pale golden yellow in colour. Small white head sitting on top, average retention, heavy lacing on the glass. Not much on the aroma, faint to start with, it has some light malts and straw. Taste is more intense though, again malts, begins with a mild sweetness but it develops a good bitterness on the aftertaste, albeit with a short duration. Straw, grass, light lemony touches that make it taste like a fizzy wine every now and then. Refreshing. Thin body, good carbonation. Quite dry on the palate. Begins a bit disappointing to be honest but after a while it makes up for it. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_alkis (415) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Fresh and crispy märzen containing no off flavors. Almost like a regular lager.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2014
Off white fine head, clear straw golden body, rare lacings. Aroma; pale malts, grains. Taste; pale caramel malts, hops, grains, herbal oils, hints of lemon, and hops blended with grains in the finish. Normal on palate, medium carbonation. Body enough as märzen, very modest spices. [50cl brown bottle, abv5.9%, 13.6°, B@Alko Kemi for 4€, BB21072015, T@höme]

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmyohane (75) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Aroma is malty with hints of hay / grass and metal. Pours golden with a fading foam that laces beautifully. Taste has bread and maltiness, quite a lot of sweetness and herbal hops. Reminds me of pils. Full body with average carbonation. Sweet and a bit bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (959) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
From a bottle. Pours crystal clear amber, mild aroma, very smooth with a malt backbone.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SVD (847) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
50CL bottle at home, light yellow/golden beer with a small head, aroma is malts, taste is sweet, malty, hint of bitterness, a bit too sweet for me, but not bad.


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