Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Pours out a slightly golden orange color with a white head. aroma was sweet and spicy, but the flavor was just sweet. not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours gold and fizzy with a thin white head. Smells of pepper, some sweet malt, but lacking in the caramel hints I’ve come to enjoy in Oktoberfests. Tastes of breaddy malt with some peppery undertones. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Not as enjoyable as some of the higher praised German O-fests.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foglemark (42) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
Bread aroma, medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish. Head could stay a bit longer for the overall value to improve.

   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 (3076) - 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 (461) - 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 (12188) - 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 (3716) - 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.

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