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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German hops make this lager true to style. Patient cold aging makes it wonderfully smooth. In bottles September through February


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1491) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Copper colored with a small head and practically no lacing. Fruity, floral aroma. Smooth, malty taste with little bite in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Beautiful amber colored octoberfest. Tastes good. Smooth and clean. Does not have a head retention though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Dark and rich. Clean. Lots of Munich. Ranks up there with the best of domestic o'fests. But had an Ayinger right afterward and the Germans still make the best Fest!

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Aroma of apples and leather. No head to speak of. Color is a blend of brown and red and very clear. Taste is dry and pasety with a note of ruit and flower. Not the best thing to come out of Victory.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 Dead ahead nice marzen.Smells sweet,malty,moderate hops.Off-white head is quick to dissapate.Nice tasting,very smooth.Touch of hops on the tongue/slight dryness/very clean finish/no cloying flavors(like Ayinger).Worth a shot.Best one I've tried this year.(best before 12/15/03 12oz. bottle just arrived today 8-28-03.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Red/brown and very clear body. Had a small quickly disappering white head. Sweet buttery malt aroma with some hops in the background. Malty and clean taste with a nice dose of hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Reddish amber in color, little to no head in minutes. I think this bottle was too old since the flavor was not real great, kind of flat. Sweet aroma, very muted caramel and nutty flavors....would like to try a fresh bottle to really get a better feel for this one!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (989) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2010 Poured from bottle. Malt candy aroma. Dark amber tan head. Has a fire roasted malt flavor, really stands out. Hay/grass in back. Feel is dry and crisp. Rye notes. Good finish . Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Nice orangey glow and copper in color, good white head that stuck around the glass. Smell was all over the place, very complex for an Oktoberfest. Lots of sweet smelling hops and malts, some nutty notes and roasted barley and some pale citrus. Taste was pretty decent, not bad at all. Kinda sweet and malty bitter, very clean hop feel, a bit watery with a slight sweet twinge on the tongue. Its a drinkable fest, but this could be bolder and slightly heavier. Nothing really wrong with it, a bit of a different approach to the fest style then I'm use to.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Perfectly amber coloured with a thin off-white head which dissapears fast. Smells of barley, malt and a little hop. The taste is very smooth, and somewhat bland. This isn't a bad representation of the marzen style, but not the best i've seen. Worth trying if you've had Sam Adam's or Pete's and haven't been satisfied. Nothing in the aftertaste, either.


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