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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Our version of a true Oktoberfest! It is full-bodied, rich, toasty, and dark copper in color. Bready malts with a slight caramel finish are balanced well with German hops. Not aggressively bitter, but just enough. Prost!


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
damzz (448) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2015
It’s not the usual sweet fest beer. It has some malt sweetness but its bitterness makes it a robust version of the fest beer. Von Trapp has interesting versions of classic lager styles. 12 oz bottle in a variety pacl

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (733) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 15, 2015
The typical caramel malts one should expect are present in this brew. However, I found the finish to be dull and almost stale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date reads "12/26/2015" Aroma - Bready malts, some caramel. Appearance - Golden color. Thin off white head with little retention. Taste - Replicates the nose. Bready malt flavors, touches of caramel, graham cracker? Herbal hops play almost a co-starring role as opposed to the supporting sort you see in many marzens. Not bad, just different. Finishes dry with lasting herbal hop bitterness. Palate - Light to medium bodied. Dry with snappy carbonation. Overall - A very solid offering though nothing really wows me. The slightly more assertive hop character was interesting though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (348) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Clear copper pour with zero head/retention/lacing. Looks kinda silly without any foam on top. Aroma starts to make up for the appearance, with some nice caramel, bread, and slight floral notes. Flavor is even better, full of nice malt breadiness. Very little carbonation is to my liking, making for a very smooth semi-sweet finish. One of the better of the style I’ve sampled.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vodka4blood (135) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Howler/ mini-growler from Growler Garage, emptying step: it’s yummy & I was hoping that this would be one of the brewery’s best products, seeing as it’s a German immigrant family’s operation.... Better than the other one I’ve rated here, but I can still tell that it’s not a true Marzen from deutschland, so call it a mixed review? October actually starts in September in Germany, so it’ll be that much sooner until Weihenstephaner 1000 in 2040! See you there

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1729) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2015 Pours bright copper with white head. Aroma is Caramel malt with herbal hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with biscuit & mineral notes. Some citrus flavors and a herbal floral hop finish. Really nice Oktoberfest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2015
LIVE RATE! On tap at WHYM. $7.00 exactly for the full pint. To stein glass, it pours a copper-toned effervescent orange with which a snowy white head 1 finger in length stood.

Aromas of German noble hops, corn kernels, mineral water, dry active yeast, sweat, and chalk.
Tastes much the same with the addition of DME, tin, and toasted breadcrumbs.
Clean and palatable but not amazingly complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34219) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
Draft. An amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3735) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from Bert’s Deep golden color with a small tightly bubbled white head. Sweet bready pilsner maltiness with a touch of spice and just a hint of fruit. Pretty nice stateside version of a German Lager, most don’t do it this well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3630) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2015
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a sly hazy bronzed to burnt golden amber color with a slim finger’s worth of foamy to bubbly head that quickly died off. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell started off with crisp sweet caramel malts running into toffee and nuts. A light earthy to grassy hop rounded out the edges nicely. The taste was moderately sweet with a semi-balanced grassy edge to the flavor, not bad, good for the most part. A lingering sweet caramel maltiness runs into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing smooth sweetness rolling over my tongue. Overall, to me, it works as an Oktoberfest. I’d have again.


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