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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2005
A very easy marzen. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but is highly drinkable. It lacks complexities, would like to try this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (691) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION: watching Blackish to prepare for the Thanksgiving... APPEARANCE: first things first--the bottle spurted foam, necessitating a swift pour; once in the glass, a monstrous white head sits atop a thick, nearly opaque brownish body that does NOT reflect an Oktoberfest--definitely sinking the status quo.. the head crisscrosses with stratus-cloud haze--this appeals on multiple levels...AROMA: forward, malty, and yeasty... nutty cheese comes to mind.... chocolate, some fruity esters, and fenolic alcohol (even at 6% ABV) round the experience into an attractive aroma.. PALATE: medium-bodied, oily, soft and flat... cannot hold its slightly bitter finish--dry like a bock...TASTE: semi-sweet, reasonably bitter--the malt is a hammer that bludgeons other flavors...some chocolate and tobacco... an odd attempt at an Oktoberfest ...OVERALL: this is my first Thomas Creek, and I planned to mock the company tag line--until the tag rang true... easily the heaviest, least hopped fest I have had... and while I applaud their desire for uniqueness, the beer struggles to be drinkable at times, with a syrupy sweetness and a malty bitterness that challenges and rewards in due time...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1536) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Orange copper Color with a medium head. Aroma was malty, nutty and grains. Taste was toasted grains with a malty sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice malt and hop aroma with some spice tossed in. Appearance- A clear golden colored brew with a large slightly tan head. Taste- A very malty flavor, I really like the taste. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation has a dry finish. Overall- I really like this beer, thankfully it is brewed fairly local so I can acquire it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3346) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 12 oz undated bottle served in Peroni glass. [from notes] Clear copper with a creamy tan head. Quite lovely but the head is short-lived. There is a lasting ring that leaves decent lacing. Very attractive aroma with a matching flavor. Fine sweet malt flavor with enough hops to produce a sweet/bitter balance. Excellent Marzen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear copper with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy malt, nuts, mild caramel. The taste is toffee, caramel, mild graininess and raisin. Thin-medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear orange copper with a creamy film and lace. Nose is mild caramel apple and toasted grain. Flavors of toffee apple, dry grass and toast. Finish has a nice touch of walnut and dark bread. Medium body has too much carbonation and a decent balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhliesen (786) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle-nice toasty aroma of barley. Copper color with a medium, foamy head. Taste is malt that is crispy and not overwhelming. Some nutty flavoring on the finish. A nice understated Oktoberfest. Total wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12oz bottle at Bleu Cafe awhile back. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Sweetish aroma, enough hints at roasted malt to balance it out, mild chocolate even, lots of biscuit. Nice flavor - surprisingly nice. Slightly sweet, biscuity, bread, caramel, touches of chocolate. Surprisingly nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Part of my fest tasting. Very malty offering. Good %. Not too much else going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle bought at Champanes, this lager had a clear light red-brown pour and gave a faint off-white one finger head that receded to a thin cover with a few open areas, there was generous carbonation in the glass, and this beer left nice lacing on the sides of the glass, it had aromas of malt and bread, some malt sweetness with faint earth and leaf notes, there were malty flavors that resembled toasted malt with a little bread and malt sweetness, there was a little bitterness after the finish, the mouth feel was light and creamy, there was average to lively carbonation, this was a nice Octoberfest beer drink.

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