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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2517) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Thinly bodied and poorly extracted malt. Not the most refined Märzen out there, sadly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3713) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Pours with a substantial head. Glowing orange/amber color (rather eerie), light in body and flavor. Good malt presence, hint of caramel, but mostly an average concoction.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Thanks Pabobcat for the brew. Copper hue with a frothy tan head and good lace. Aroma is malty with hints of caramel, nuts, dark bread, slighty piney hops, earthy yeast and minor spice. Smooth and balanced taste with a of toasted malt and aromatic hop tone. Some fruitiness and spice also detected. Thin to medium-bodied with a soft mouthfeel. A good fest beer but nothing outstanding.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5106) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2005
On tap at the Maproom in Chicago. Light amber color with a thin white head. The nose is a malty caramel with a hint of grass. The taste is lightly sweet with flowers and a touch of toffee. There is also a little bit of brown sugar in this. A decent and light brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2005
a minimal head, nice brown color, not much interesting going on here other than the color. It is the best fest beer I’ve had but I’ve only had two.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
not reaaly to impressed with this beer. had a ok malty flavor to it. the beer needs more of a hoppy flavor to it in my eyes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Decent pour with a tiny bit of head. Smell and taste are both vegetably, marzen-like, really nothing special. Palate was pretty balanced, pretty nice, but again, doesn’t really do much for me. An average beer at most, though sticks to the style pretty well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2006
This pours more orange than copper with a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is lagered with spices, milky notes and a hint of honey. Flavor starts sugary sweet & sour then moves to bitter & spicy, running a full gamut of flavors. OK for the style, but a little souring to the stomach.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2006
light copper color with tiny off white head. Aroma has fair amount of lightly kilned malts (munich), slightly estery, fair amount of caramel and touch of raisens. Favor is malty, slightly chewy, obvious caramel. Finish is rather dry with a faint metallic hint.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours a deep reddish brown color with a cola like carbonation in its large bubbles that go away as soon as the pour finishes. Aroma is malty caramel, but nothing much like the entire beer.


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