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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Very light in colour, good head but very light in body. sweet malty flavours without much of a hop presence....very drinkable but not very exciting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2007
Lighter golden color, beatiful white head. Malt and hops in aroma. Malt, sweet and little bitter in the palate. A very good drinkabillity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2007
1L draft at Spaten’s 2007 Oktoberfest tent in Munich. Lighter golden color and less intense carbonation than other breweries’ Helles offerings that I had at Oktoberfest. Nonetheless, still a wonderful beer!! Bit lighter body and lighter malt body than I had expected – the same would be true of the hop complexity that I had expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Typical average German Lager with a decent touch of sweet malts and some balancing hops. Skunky-sweet aroma, rather tame. Typical bronze color, didn’t get a very large head but what came about did stick around. Filling on the palate and crisp. Flavor is tame and different from most other Oktoberfests. Decent example but not grand by any means.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
Great presentation, little head, this was my first oktoberfest and it went down so smooth can’t wait to get some more

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5547) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Maß at Schottenhamel on 9-29-07. I drank many many of these. Slight orange and fruity flavours. Some bitterness. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Maß at Hippodrom on 9-28-07. Day two, we started at 10am... a little early to rate a beer, but a maß is enough to get a good idea of a beer even this early. Same look, same aroma as Hofbrau. Tastes nearly identicle as well. Body isnt too full, but nice sweet maltiness, medium bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Lightly floral and somewhat perfumey malty flavor dominates with that crisp light bitter hop flavor I associate with Spaten (could be the yeast as well). Medium-wet finish gives it an edge in drinkability for those who like volume. Not bad for a commercial style beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomat (3305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2007
Pale yellow with a tiny white foam. Malty and some hoppy notes. Maltty and sweetness. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. Small disappearing head. Light golden lager looks. Fresh flowery, malty nose. A bit sweet, buttery and fresh at the same time. Quite helles like freshness rather than overwhelmingly malty. Some hoppiness in the aftertaste. Pretty good, but not that interesting. Doesn’t hold up to Ayinger or Paulaner.


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