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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5581) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Amber beauty of a beer. Awesome malty nose with the promised caramel-nut-malt heaven-on-the-tongue. Perfect tease of a bitter end. I think this is the closest to perfect I’ve found.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5581) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle from Hackomal over on the other site. Thanks! Pours bright golden amber with a thin head. The aroma is sweet and toasty with hints of earthy hops. Caramel, toast with a earthy grass/peppery finish. Pretty true to style IMO.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5555) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
12 oz bottle from the singles rack at Binny’s (Orland Park, IL). Poured a dark hazed carmel color, small off white head. Malty nose with slight spice. Tate is similar, bready and biscuity w/ carmelized malt notes. Slight spice in the finish, light bodied, maybe even thin, but very sessionable. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Amber with a fizzy white head. Sweet vanilla and grain aroma and taste with a smooth clean finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a thin off white head. Malty sweet caramel and cristal malts, a bit thin with some lagered sweetness and a bitter carrot finish. Decent for a marzen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5450) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2006 Nice Marzen, an orange/copper body with a dense off-white head. The aroma is a toasty malt, caramel and toffee, with a modest trace of floral hops. Thick and smooth in the mouth, the sweet malts run the show. The hops do make a slight return to balance the whole drink out. Good Stuff.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
[2097-20090419] 12floz bottle. Vegetable grains aroma. Slightly hazy, golden amber body with quick creamy off-white bubbles. Grainy vegetable flavour has toasted malt. Medium body. Average.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft, 12 oz bottle. Medium copper orangeish pour with little to no head. Aroma is faint, but what is there is earthy and sweet, kind of like fresh mushrooms. Flavor has some hints of caramel, a hint of ripening vegetables, and a bit of a roasty character underlying throughout. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Solid Oktoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5325) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours pours a slightly hazy dark golden amber with a medium sized foamy off white head. The aroma has toasted malt, hints of caramel with mild sweetness. The flavor is lightly toasted caramel malts, slightly nutty, hints of hops but this is definitely malt forward. Medium bodied, pretty good Octoberfest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Sampled on 12/8/2008. The marzen pours a medium amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied marzen. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy and slightly spicy. Lively carbonation. Kind of a nice marzen, it is spicy and malty without being too sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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