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RATINGS: 405   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."


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (872) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-24-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a lighter orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a lighter level of lacing. Smell – Notes of roasted bready malt are the heaviest in this brew. Mixed with this aroma is a lighter caramel and a light earthy hop aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready flavor and a good dose of caramel sweetness. A nuttiness as well as a light herbal flavor then come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. In the end the herbal hop is lost but only to give way to a more earthy flavor, which when combined with the bready flavors leave a crisper taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The creaminess of the beer was on the rather average side with a carbonation level that was quite average as well. Both made it rather drinkable and are rather fitting for the style. Overall - It was easy drinking and had some pretty nice flavors, but nothing too exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyHix (17) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Not too bad, but was hoping for more flavour out of a higher alcohol bier. Has a little bit of a raspy taste. A little darker than normal Sparten Hell. Very little head retention from the pour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts, roasted malts, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very enjoyable oktoberfest bier.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It had a dark brunt orange amber color which is very different from the light golden Spaten Oktoberfest that I remember enjoying a few years ago. The body had good clarity and the head was thin and faded fast leaving very little head or lace. The aroma was light and had floral hops with a slight skunk popping out though sweet caramel and candy like malt notes. (My wife noted that is was like smartees candy.) It had a sweet candy like malt flavor with some mild floral hops. Hop bitterness was very light and coved up buy the sweetness of the malt. It finishes on the sweet side with hint of grassy hops. It was about medium bodied with a smooth texture and light carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, würzig. Geschmack würzig malzig, leicht fruchtig, minimale Bitterkeit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2014
Backlog, tap @ Tröls. Wheat, hay and a light spicy aroma, apricots, citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeracoon (438) - - JAN 28, 2014
Huge white head, clear bright-golden colour. Very fruity and hoppy aroma with honey notes. Spicy taste and a lasting, bitter palate. Good one!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Nice oktoberfestbier, probably my second favourite out of the more common lot. Sweeter malt than most, well balanced and smooth for 5.9%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (551) - POLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle Aroma-hops Appearance-pale, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-light body, slick feel, lively, bitter finish Overall-good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2181) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head, short duration and moderate lacing. Aroma has notes of cereal, hay and malts. Flavor is moderate malty, grassy notes, moderate hoppy, slightly bready. The final is slightly bittery with light sweet notes.


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