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RATINGS: 865   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


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark copper color with beautiful clarity. The head starts off as a creamy, off-white color that’s about one finger high, but fades fairly quickly. S: This one is actually really nice aromatically. The malts are very rich in caramel, and even some chocolaty hints. After it opens up a bit, it develops some floral, grassy hop notes. Hell, I even notice a distant quality of allspice. Surprisingly deep for a marzen. T: There’s a definite hoppiness (in a grassy expression) to the finish that separates it from some of the sweeter ’Merican-made oktoberfests. It really does help balance out the initial burst of caramel malts well, and even gives a touch of stone fruit flavors. There’s also a distant toffee note on the aftertaste, also. M: I’d call the body medium, the finish semi-dry, and the carbonation bang-on. This one seems to be a bit more savorable than others, too. And it’s still very drinkable, as the style dictates it should be. O: I like this one a lot - it’s well crafted, hoppy, yet balanced very well. There isn’t much more to say other than the fact that it’s quite good.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (649) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark bronze pour, disappearing head. Nose is medium roasted malt. Little more sweet than bitter. Middle is cherries and solid malt body. Think malt syrup. Finishes slightly dry. Well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of sweet malt and some caramel. A bit sour and sticky aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (1400) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Malty and caramel notes of the fragrance. The taste is also quite malty and almost saturating when drinking it. But it is easier hops flavor too. Good bitterness that fills the upper part but disappears really fast. An easy to drink Oktoberbeer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (260) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Copper brown pour with tan head. Roasted caramel malt aroma. Creamy smooth malty mouth feel and flavor. Nice amount of hops bitterness; just to take the edge off the sweet malt flavors. Nice rich Oktoberfest lager.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a deep clear orange color with a small off-white head. Notes of caramel, toast, nuts, straw, spice, and dried leaves. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Really solid. The flavors and aromas really come through in this one, whereas other marzens can be a bit bland. Best of the style I’ve had in quite some time, probably the best American one. Ignore the Swede two spots before me on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (613) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a nice clear, orange amber with straw-colored head that fades too quick. Aroma is crisp malt with caramel, bread, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet malts, fall leaves, and grain, with mild spices. Classic for the style. Sweet overall. Safe, agreeable, appropriate as fall starts rolling in.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JanVah (142) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Doftar spritigt. Fadd unken smak. Va vad det här?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (4634) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear light amber with a small thick head. Aroma and taste of grain, malt, caramel and crispbread. The finosh was dry. Drinkable but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1427) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear pale amber with a thin off white head. Mild non-destinct aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits along with some nuttiness. Good, true to style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (754) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Flaska från SB. Kopparfärgad vätska med tjock och fluffigt skum. Gjorde misstaget att sticka ner nosen i skummet. En doft av grönmögelost knackade snabbt på näsans receptorer. När skummet lagt sig hade osten försvunnit också, tur där. Markant sädig doft med inslag av gröna ärtor. Len, lite klen munkänsla. Nertonad sötma med balanserad beska. Mjäkig och intetsägande försök av ett amerikanskt bryggeri.


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