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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ordained as the “official Oktoberfestbier,” Fest Märzen is sweeter, more robust and flavorful than your typical Märzen. Specialty malts were used generously adding to the higher, more festive alcohol content. Best enjoyed in leder hosen.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Amber color with a half finger of head. Nose full of grain, barley, malt and honey. Rich smelling, just like it should be. Rich taste too. Malty, sweet, a biting bitter at the end. Crisp, moderate carbonation and medium bodied. The taste and the body are excellent. The combination of the malty taste with the crisp body create an amazing experience. After four years of living and drinking my way through Germany, I can confidently say this is probably the best non-Bavarian Oktoberfest beer that I have had.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at the Barrel Republic. Appearance: Medium amber with a sudsy off-whitehead that leaves streaks of lacing on the glass. Aroma: Surprisingly hoppy; although this is mild (and Piney), I expect the malts to dominate. . Flavor: Very good sweet/bitter balance. Mild hopping yet relatively piney/hoppy flavor for style. Feel: Medium body with good carbonation. Crisp. O: a West Coast Marzen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber with a red tint. No head. Aroma of toasted malts. Flavor is somewhat complex for a Marzen. Notes of spices, plums, brown sugar. Sweet, but not overbearing. Slight bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On tap at the brewery. It pours a clear amber color with an off white head. The aroma is toasty malt with light notes of honey and fruit. The flavor is complex toasty malt with a dry, spicy noble hop finish. Full bodied and satisfying. Clean and finishes dry as a bone. A lot like their regular Marzen. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle from a small store in Woodland, CA. As Fest Harvest Lager (7.5%). Pours clear darkish copper with a transient beige head. Malty aroma. Med + body. Flavor is dark roast malt - black or near it , but roasty - with something suggesting earth/herb hop. Seems mildly spicy. Flavor is quite strong, so this is arguably an exceptional marzen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
14 Feb 2013, bottle. light orange/dark pink, faintly hazy, thin foamy head. nose is sweet, wet bread, maybe faint banana, some yeast. thin body and fizzy. some yeasty notes, red ale malt, slightly toasty. nicer taste than aroma. decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5843) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2013
First rating of 2013. Thanks to my girlfriend Ashley for bringing this back from California. Pours hazy amber with a thin beige head. Malty, as expected, with a level of sweetness appropriate for the style. Some light toasted malts, odder fruity-ish notes, and lighter flowery notes. Well balanced and pretty drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear amber with copper edges and short lived tan head of loose foam. The light aroma is a mix of caramel, faint mineral notes and even fainter plum and cherry esteriness. The taste isn’t overly sweet, which I like. It offers up a touch of roasted malts, sweet malts and maybe a sweet biscuit note before thin layers of ripe plum, cherry and a slight mineral note come to the surface midway and into the finish. Pretty nice with a tasty balance.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thisis12ptfont (810) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Faint maple and cinnamon on the nose. Dark amber in appearance with no foam. Standard Oktoberfest with notes of brown sugar and maple. Overall, not a whole lot of flavor going on with this one. I’d give this a D rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Aroma was malty with a slight hint of prunes... Flavor was the same. As another rater posted, more like a bock than a marzen... at any rate, it was a tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of caramel and malts. Similar taste, a very sweet and malty body. I really like this beer, pleasantly surprised by how tasty it is! One of the better Oktoberfest beers I’ve had and definitely surprised by the alcohol in it. 7.5% abv.


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