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


on tap

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Older versions seem to have only 5.0%ABV.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmmbeer (1365) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
$9.49 for a 12 pack at Total Wine. Golden beer with a white head. German lager aroma. Flavor is medium malty with light caramel notes. Not much hops, but they are detectable, and about right for the style. A little light and watery for an Oktoberfest but still drinkable and refreshing. The flavors are good though a bit mild. Not bad for the price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On-tap, served in a standard bar pint. Pale golden copper in color, crystal clear appearance, foamy white head, decent retention, no sticking that is worth mentioning. Pretty clean nose, just faint scents of toasted husky grain, a light apple fruitiness and bare traces of herbal hops. An easy drinker with a light body, has a macro lager feel, active carbonation, firm crispness and dry finishing. The malts have a lightly toasted grainy taste along with caramelized sugariness. Dry husky towards the end. A subtle apple fruitiness shows up in the middle. Mild herbal hops that turn spicy in the finish. A passable Oktoberfest lager, not bad from the tap, nothing offensive, but one glass and I’m done, moving on to other Oktoberfest offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Enjoyed at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2007. Pours orangish amber with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma of caramel, husky graininess. The munich malt is pronounced in this festbier, and leans towards emphasizing the malt over the residual sweetness. Very clean and easy to drink, but one of the least remarkable festbiers that I sampled at the fest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Brassy, gold color with a small bubbly white head. Light grainy malt aroma. Mild bitter hop flavor upfront. decent malt / hop balance. Crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Nice golden pour on tap at Old Chicago. Very refreshing and drinkable. honey and caramel in the finish worth tryiong again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours gold with a pronounced white head that immediately gives off a floral aroma. Lots of nuttiness underneath those floral hints. Taste is caramelly with some peppery earthy splashes. Decent mouthfeel and a touch of honey on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Malty aroma. Deep gold/ lighter copper color, white head with some decent lacing. Bittersweet flavor, fairly malty, not too hoppy. Smooth mouthfeel, however a little too watery for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2007
From bottle : Smeet malty aroma, pours a nice golden color with big fluffy white head. A good amount of carbonation and bubbles. Medium body, malty flavor with notes of caramel. Aftertaste fades quickly.

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