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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2007 bottles from Costco -- Green glass, but inside cardboard container, so no light issues. This beer has the expected qualities of an Oktoberfest: big and relatively complex malt flavors (bread, Munich malt fruit), full body, and wonderful color. The main detractor was the significant sulfur component that made the aroma undesirable and slightly vegetal-like. Sulfur is not uncommon in lagers, but it still detracts. Overall, a good beer and not too disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2007
Light golden body with a small with foam layer. Aroma is malty and bread, sweet. Flavor is sweet malty and bready. Little smokenotes and a subtle bitter aftertaste. Palate is thin and syrupy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2007
(Bottle) Pours golden. Typical German aroma. Hoppy notes of herbs and grass with a rich bread like malt backbone. Overtones of lemon, flowers, syrup and tiny hints of fruits. Light honey sweet. Rather rich malty flavour with bread and syrup. Hops bring grass and herbs flavour wise. Smooth but a tiny bit unclean mouthfeel. Light sweet, light to medium bitter and a touch of alcohol. Medium body. Not my favourite kind of hops but the rather rich maltiness makes this a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zombywoof (458) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Pours a pale gold color with a white lingering head. Mild citrus aroma. Caramel and earth notes. Goes down easy enough but not really noteworthy otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2007
A nice pour, decent head, abit bready, with a malt flavor, very drinkable,and at 5.9%, very easy to have too many! Nothing great but, enjoyable, and easy drinking none the less! ok, especially for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle. Blonde. Just a hint of soap in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Malty, soapy, flowery hops. Earthy bitter aftertaste. Just a bit perfumed. Not my favorite Oktoberfestbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Draft at Munchen Oktoberfest. Very drinkable beer. Simple flavor (but well balanced with malt and hop) and slightly watery with a thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 11, 2007
Bottiglia da 50cl comprata da Squillari; chiara con schiuma bianca non abbondantissima ma persistente. Aroma cerealoso non troppo pronunciato, sapore gradevole e maltato con poco amaro, corpo mediamente acquoso. Va giù bene ed è buona dai.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2007
Golden beer with creamy white lasting head. Mild aroma and flavour with underlying malty sweetness. Watery palate though. Not very impressive - but high drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle. [thanks Big-bro]
German beer #200!
Pours a very clear golden pale yellow. Small, fizzy white head that does stays for a little while, and finishes as a thin film. Heavy malty aroma with a slight citric bitterness. Nice, full mouthfeel - a surprise after the look and aroma. Flavour is mildly bread-like, with a definite hoppyness of a character, I cannot quite describe. Surprisingly nice.

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