Brewed by Warsteiner Brauerei
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Warstein, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Older versions seem to have only 5.0%ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled @ GDBTF. Pours a lighter orange with minimal head. sweet, grainy malts, bread like, faint blueberry-like sweetness. Thin on the palate. Herbal hops towards the finish. Not the best of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
12 oz bottle; nose of grainand not much else; darker gold with a medium white head; taste had a little hop bite, mixed with some graininess, and a little pepperiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
This is a nice spicy tasting beer. There wasn’t a lot going on flavor wise other than spice but it was enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 13, 2007
On tap at Redlefsen’s in Bristol RI on their Ocktoberfest night. A little darker and richer than the Spaten OktFest they had. The finish is a crisp acidic taste with hoppy notes. Aftertaste dry and long lasting. Is worth a shot, but i enjoy others much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Aroma is subtle and a little sweet. Flavor is stronger than the Warsteiner pils. Slight alcohol bite to it, with a maltier aftertaste. Nice beer to go with a hearty dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Pours pale golden with a full spattered froth. Hangtime is good yet lacing is minimal. Aromas of hay and sweet grainy malts. Medium nectar w/ soft residual effers. Nice! Mildly sweet and grainy w/ defined herbs and hay. The finish lingers w/ fruity herbs abd a bit of acid tingle. Overall: I like this specimen. It sets a good example for this style. I recommend this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Appearance: Clear copper body with a small, tight white head. Smell: Mild aroma of toasted grain husks, a drop of honey, and spicy hop. Taste: Toasted grain huskiness and caramel malt flavor. Hint of honey. Fairly subdued sweetness. The spicy hops, while present, never provide much bitterness and drop out somewhat quickly. Finishes with a light honey sweetness. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: The Warsteiner Oktoberfest is non-offensive, but not very interesting, either. It’s definitely at the lighter end of the Oktoberfest spectrum.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Draft, pours a light copper color, with almost no head, very, very light carmel aroma. A bit of hops on the taste, very light malts a touch of straw, very light and very boring even for a fest bier.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Poured light brown color that had a head that disappeared as soon as I turned my head to talk to a friend. A bit of a bitter smell. Hits the mouth with mild bitterness, then quickly disappears. Let down... and that’s not from "memory" either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours a crystal clear dark gold with a frothy beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. It was slightly skunky, on the pour, despite its brown bottle and a best by date of nearly 10 months from now. I chalk that up to the less than beer-friendly lighting at Royal Liquors. Once the skunk subsides a bit, I’m able to pull out notes of bready malt and a faint "off" smell much like injection molded plastic. The latter is not a good thing, but it faded with time. Light-bodied and slick with subdued carbonation and a clean, smooth finish. The flavor is combination of bready and caramel malts with a mildly lingering sweet finish, Quite quaffable and soft on the tongue, if it weren’t for having been light struck, I would have really enjoyed every aspect of this beer.

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