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


on tap

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Older versions seem to have only 5.0%ABV.

odannyob's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odannyob (132) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2016 poured from a 11.02 oz. dark brown glass bottle (nice and cold) into a dimpled mug. an unassuming aroma; a color depth between gold and tan; a most scrumptious taste; light palate and over it all, i like this. wish this marzen would be available year’round, round here, but it ain’t. so, when it is here, take advantage. cheaper, too, than them other marzens are, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (934) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Good German malt aroma from a crystal clear yellow/gold body with a foamy white head. Good Oktoberfest flavor with a creamy body and good, somewhat assertive, earthy hops. You can taste the higher alcohol here and it matches the beer well. Lingering malty and spicy hop aftertaste. Very good Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wattoclone (15) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
A great oktoberfest, coppery amber with a small white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is nutty malt with a hint of honey and hop in the finish. Very similar to my favorite version of this style, Paulaner Wiesn, with a value price and a bit more cereal flavor. Considering I could get a case of the Warsteiner Oktoberfest for less than $1 a bottle with the rebate in 2015, I am a fan. Sadly, I have not seen it around at my favorite distributors in 2016.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3879) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2016
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a golden yellow transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. A cap of a white head sustains and dissipates at a nice pace. Thin mild lace. The aroma takes in sweet biscuity/bready thick maltiness flowing into semi-sweet to underscored grassy bitter hops. Light honey and floral. The flavor revels in the balance of it all. Nice sweet smooth malty biscuit aftertaste. Sly semi-sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it . Low carbonation helps bring about smooth sweetness. Overall, why argue with the Germans about if this is any good or not. For the style, one knows it’s top notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2337) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2016
0.33 l single bottle from Lifesource in Salem OR $1.79 Pours a nice slightly deeper gold colour with a nice sized thick and frothy off white head. Pleasant enough caramel/toffee creamy aroma of malts. Slightly grassy hops. Taste similar to the aroma with aspects of toffee and burnt toast... Nice well carbonated mouth feel..very nice not watery but very drinkable. Actually this is a fairly decent mass produced version of marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Stein plus a pint at the Bohemian Biergarten. Clear amber appearance with an off-white head. Aromas and flavors of caramel, toffee and nutty malts linger to a light hoppy finish. Smooth, soft and well-balanced overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (541) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
At 2016 Dayton Octoberfest. Pours dark Amber with a thin sticky head. Spicy cardamom cinnamon orange zest tang. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle, denoted as Special Edition, orange golden color, thin bodied, corny syrup flavor, light malt, roast, plain finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Ok for style. Light malt and some caramel. Orange golden pour with ok head and lacing. Clean and crisp finish. Tap at Saufhaus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle. Clear, deep golden color with a thick bubbly head. Nose is candy caramel, corn, light hops. Sweet and a bit cloying flavor with a touch of caramel and what seems like Munich malts. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1109) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops, biscuit malt fill the mouth. Finish is medium and semi-dry. OK brew.

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