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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Older versions seem to have only 5.0%ABV.


OKplus' rating

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
A - Pours a clear golden straw. Big fluffy 2 finger head. Blots of lacing left behind. S - Husk and sweet grain. Earthy lager yeast. T - Spicy hops off the top. Earthy grains flowing heavy. Weird honey kissed malt. The malt slowly starts showing up more as it sets. I poured the beer at 47 degrees F. This is not a good representation of the style by any means. I think they got the Pilsner tanks mixed up with the Marzen tanks. Itís like a macro pilsner with artificial sweetener. Serving type: bottle 09-21-2010


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Rating #1966 - 2015.09.26 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 3, Beer 67 - Draught at Taphouse Grill. Aroma has a hint of malty sweetness, and a strong grassy whiff. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Light bitterness in the finish, quite smooth. Expected fuller body and a little darker colour in an oktoberfest. This is pretty uninspired.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4524) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
Draft at Die Bierstube. Bittering, sweet. Touch syrupy lager, ok grain bittering over light color and tall, heavy cream. Ok drinker.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1014) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 30, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin white head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel and grain. Similar aroma. Has a medium body with a clean finish. Overall, not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (664) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is noble hops, champagne-like yeast, and bready malt. Appearance is clear golden yellow with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger-width foamy white head with poor retention and light lacing. Taste is lightly sweet fruit with noble hop bitter 2nd half. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with sticky texture, lively carbonation and light bitter finish. Overall, itís fine but doesnít have a lot of heft to it.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fombe89 (2060) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2016
On tap, @Dos en Uno, Turůn. 24/01/2016. Color amarillo, sabor maltoso, cuerpo ligero.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paulcy (1) - - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
Ok-a little short on Octoberfest flavor. Don't buy a case Not worth 75 characters.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dacrza (835) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: a nightcap in preparation for Thanksgiving... APPEARANCE: slightly darker gold than the original, with the same classic white soapsuds topping its body; menial effervescence; head becomes rocky and collects reasonable lacing...AROMA: definite fruitiness to start--almost the scented cassettes I would listen to in the eighties?--with a tortilla-like breadiness pervading.... PALATE: mostly a thin, medium-bodied, drinkable body that leaves a malty lingering aftertaste--not inviting the next sip...TASTE: biscuit and bready dough beg a bitter,, semi-sweet experience... faint caramel and hops cannot balance the profile, and the nutty undertones do not develop substantially...OVERALL: slightly heavier and less crisp than the original, the Warsteiner version of the Oktoberfest pushes more malt but loses any chance of being refreshing or balanced; likewise, the malt is thin, which makes the experience not only unbalanced but also not worthwhile...drinkable, yes...worthy of being sought out? not so much...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_rookie (383) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Pours a dark hay color. It looks like a lager. Itís a lot lighter than all the other marzens Iíve had. Itís clear. About one finger white head. No retention, and no lacing.

Aroma is toasted malt, biscuity. It says on the bottle that it has hop extract, and I smell the "hop extract." I recall one other beer that had hop extract and that same smell, and flavor for that matter. It does have some slightly sweet aroma, but other than that, thereís not much else to say about it.

I taste that hop extract stuff. Itís just a pungent concentrate, like itís not blended real well. Youíll know what I mean Itís more bitter than I expect from a marzen. Itís malty, itís pretty sweet, but hop flavor, bleh. Maybe some nuttiness in there. It doesnít really taste that much like a marzen.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Medium mouthfeel, clean and dry finish. Itís easy drinking, and sessionable.

Overall, itís not great. Doesnít taste like an oktoberfest to me. Well, as I let it warm up, it gets a little better. I donít really recommend this. German or not, pick something else.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (520) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
WarPours very clear oranges yellow with a nice soapy thick off-white head. Aroma is corn and caramel malts and noble hops. Taste largely follows but is quite weak for a Fest. More like a slightly malt-amped traditional German lager. Slight hop bitterness to close. Drinkable if you like German lagers, but not memorable.


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