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


on tap

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Older versions seem to have only 5.0%ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Clear golden body with a thin yet clinging white head. Inviting aroma of malt and caramel sweetness. The palate is smooth and clean but a little thin. Nice clean taste with the malt taking center stage. There is a slight hoppy bite at the end. A good, very drinkable Octoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (568) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Clear golden, bubbly, with a white head. Malt and yeast aroma. Mild hop character, a little earthy. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8402) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2015
.5L draft on tap at Gustavs. Pours a clear orange color with a medium white head. A big sweet fruity biscuit nose. Sweet toasted malts, caramel, light fruit. Very dough like sweet. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Nice, clean amber body with white head. Aroma is faint, with subtle sweetness. Taste is strong, sweet grains and roast caramel, a little too front loaded. Finish is mostly clean with some bitterness. Not what I was expecting and a bit disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1392) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Pour from a 11.2 oz bottle. Pale amber brew just a shade or two darker than a lager. Aroma of caramel and a little grass. Taste is mild sweet caramel up front, a bit of grass emerging, ends with a slightly astringent finish and the same caramel notes that emerged with the first sip. Tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Fresh from tap at local Oktoberfest: Appeared a sparkling golden liquid with minimal formation of foam head. Aroma is faint but any scents that do come through resemble strong smell of wheat grains and hay. The drink has a similar taste as my nose detected but a fuller body of grains, cereals, and oat finishes the beer up. Easily quaffable marzen but doesn’t exactly stand out from any of the other golden oktoberfest biers I have sampled in the past.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jtcmart (2) - Guyton, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2015 does not count
Definitely not impressed. For a 200+ old German brewery this was very bland with little aroma or taste. Poured a beautiful golden with a small head but tasted like two year old flat fest. Disappointed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is Pils malt, corn notes, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet Pils malt, light earthy and spicy hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1003) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2015
The aroma is of a light malt grain. The body is a clear copper color with a pillowy head to startand laces nicely as it slowly fades. Mild sweet malt grain taste. Average carbonation. Mild bitterness with a bold character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of malt sweetness and bit of citrus. Taste of malt sweetness with a bit of caramel and citrus. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Light body, smooth but short on flavor. Fairly average beer for the style.

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