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


on tap

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2008
Light golden-brown colour. Fresh grainy aroma and light caramel. Somewhat watery of body, and a little caramelly. Reminds me of some Russian dark lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle from BevMo. Orange tinged gold color with a huge white head. Fresh veg aroma. Not bad, just not beer. Rather light body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is really sweet malt with some sort of herb/veg flavor. Maybe even a hint of mint. It’s incredibly unusual, and somewhere there’s a beer drinker who would love this. It’s just not me. Finish is rather clean, but grainy. The aroma, appearance, flavor and palate aren’t that bad. Despite that, I just don’t enjoy it. DP.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
(Draught) Pours a clear golden color with a descent-sized white head. Sweet malt and some hops. Nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11910) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Draft. Clear dark amber with a small white head that diminished quickly. Good sweet malt aroma. Medium body with thin texture. Moderate malty flavor with a medium finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at Old Chicago Westminster poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, light fruittiness and light earthiness with a crisp lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/13/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

clear yellow, nice solid fine white head, sweet malty aroma with an earthy touch, good malt flavor, nice sweetness, picks up some nice toasted character after warming,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Gold pour, big white head. Very malty aroma with caramel notes and nice bready notes. Lots of bready malts and a crisp finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9548) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
On tap a pint at Pizza Plant. Fresh with abundant lace and white head, apple juice appearance of body. Taste is a bit complex, with fruity toasty nutty malty character. Nothing tremendous. Fizzy carbonation detracted. Ayinger was superior vertical on Octoberfest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
On draught at the German Village Oktoberfest. I guess this is a newer offering from Warsteiner and isn't a terrible attempt. Hazy orange color with a thin light beige head. More hops than malt in the aroma, which is kind of a change in this style for me. Medium-bodied and almost over-carbonated with the hop profile dominating, although the malt begins to assert itself a little more on the backswing. The finish is rather slick. This isn't a great beer by any stretch but it does the job nicely on a cold Oktoberfest evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Only my 3rd Oktoberfest bier this season, and only 2nd to be reviewed. Comes in a 11.2 oz bottle with the familiar Warsteiner logo bavarianized. Best before June 2010. Pours with a 2 finger head into my mug, half of which dissipates quickly and the other half takes a minute or two to go all the way down. The beer is crystal clear with a lighter amber/gold hue, certainly not the pale yellow people seem to be referring to. Smells a bit like regular Warsteiner Verum, with a light sweetness that defines it as an Oktoberfest. The hops are very pilsener-like. The taste follows the smell but it tastes more like a traditional Oktoberfest. THere is slight notes of the Warsteiner pilsener along with the Maerzen malts showcased in the finish. Hops and malt seem is in the right balance. It is a bit off the beaten path with its taste, but it is interesting and it works for me. The flavors aren’t as full-bodied as other Oktoberfest brews but the alcohol is well hidden. Overall it is a solid Oktoberfest, with nothing off-putting about it. It goes down smoothly and is easily a good choice for an Oktoberfest session. Not the first Oktoberfest I will grab but maybe closer to October 3rd this is what I would go for to break up the "monotony".

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