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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
While Krones was working on SweetWater’s brewhouse, which they were 3 months behind schedule on (that part is true), one of their sour kraut engineers drove a gabelstapler over Mr. Dank’s toe and broke it. Mr. Dankenschnitzel jumped a flug to Krones HQ in Deustchland to pick up his large siedlung check. Looking to quell his T Pain, Dank beelined it to Oktoberfest in Munchen and into the arms of a friendly farulein who quickly uber serviert him. Stumbling blindly, Herr Dankenschnitzel, laden in lederhosen and longingly looking for a lovely loo, humpelte into the Bitterburger Brewery to drain the main vein. Unable to hold it any longer, Danken Guender feuer abegespritzt all over the control panel, short circuiting their infamous Oktoberfest bier. The beer no longer fit the rhinobutt purity law, so Hans and Franz kicked his arsch out of the mother land and told Danky doodle dandy to take that mischmasch back to SübWaßer with him.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a good, clear body with a dark amber/copper vibe to it and a fairly sustained, frothy, off-white head.

Smell: Heavily toasted bready malts wrapped in candy-esque sweet-scented notes and some low-lying alcohol. Some growing notes of baked apple, brown sugar, and well-ground spice as it warms. I’m a little nervous to continue, frankly. I mean, we could have another straight-up The Kaiser on our hands, folks.

Taste: Breadcrusts, well toasted, with some faint, faint dough and caramel. Lightly sweetish. Fruity touch of skins-on apples. Spicy, herbal hops (even a tad minty) with bitterness, but, that’s when the traces of staunch alcohol crackle across the tongue. Dry, lightly bitter, warming finish with a whisper of untoasted nuts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not nearly as rough or as ghastly as Avery’s The Kaiser. Yes, folks, we dodged a The Kaiser on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1964) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark reddish-brown with a thin, tan head. The aroma is molasses, rye, pine, and bananas. The flavor is sweet and a little bitter. The palate is medium, sticky, and grainy. Overall, this is very strong for a Maerzen. Very malty and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Amber colored body was clear, and the head that formed was well proportioned at two fingers thick. The aroma was a nice malty smell reminding me of toffee, and caramel apples. The taste was a bit more concentrated than the typical Oktoberfest beer, which is to be anticipated considering the strength. The toasted malts and clean lager character were spot on. There a spicy hop presence in the finish, which was quite a bit of a departure from the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Clear tea color. The head is large and lasting. This is a bit sticky and sweet. The finish is a little harsh and alcoholic. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber--->Nonic. Pours dark copper with a fluffy beige head that never truly leaves. Great lacing. Aroma is earthy grain with a little bit of sweet spice. Tastes of sweet caramel with a little bit of hop and grain. I detect a tad bit of spice, but can’t name it. Palate is creamy and adequately carbonated. Have to say I was quite surprised by this one. This is not a style I typically enjoy, but this one is pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark red with a big fluffy tan head.

Aroma: Big bread crust, toast, european hops All equaly big.

Taste: Sweet bread,burnt sugar, bitter hops, alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, modest carbonation, a little sticky.

Overall: Well done, tasty, drinkable, bold. One of the better strong lagers to come out of the Dank Tank Series as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Med brown copper bottle pour with a two finger tan head that leaves a liguring lace. Aroma of a slight sour bread with sweet spicy notes. Taste of bready bitter sweet hops with spicy notes. Med heavy body with a lingering sweet bitter finish. Overall very interesting beer that was well worth it to try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Deep amber pour with a frothy tan head. Sweet bready malt aroma with hint of nuttiness, brown sugar, caramel with a flowery hop component. Flavor is brown sugar, toasted bread, hint of nuts with a floral/piney hop coming in on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied with a smooth creamy finish. Pretty solid Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4107) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours a deep copper color from the bomber with thin off-white head and light lacing. Aroma of sweet german malts and hop back end. Taste follows suit, one of the best oktoberfests ever, with alcohol well hidden. Great marzen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
I always try to rate to style and this one hits it in almost every way save the ABV. Pours a crystal clear orange with a medium tan head and lots of tiny bubbles. Aroma is a bit floral, bit stale lemon. Flavor is medium bodied and well balanced. Hints of bready carmel that are held up by a fantastic sazz(?) bitter that is not overpowering but...balancing. Good brew.

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