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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (532) - Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Unfortunately I believe the specimen I purchased from Hy-Vee off of Conley Rd in Columbia, MO was exposed to light to an excessive degree and therefore oxidized which resulted in this particular bottle having a skunky odor and first-taste. I tried to place this aside knowing that Weihenstephaner brews are overall excellent quality. Oktoberfest/Marzen brews aren’t my favorite, either. All in all, a bready, dry, somewhat tart brew. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of fresh grain, grass, bready. Clear gold with a mostly lasting white head. Mostly dry, bready, grassy. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (820) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Light, crisp, yet a little dry, wheaty taste. Interesting spiciness, combo of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1974) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Clear light gold with a white head. Earthy. Grass. Straw. Pils malt. Easy to drink and full of character. Well made as expected. Could enjoy this all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Pale straw golden body (looks more like a typical Helles). Mild biscuity aroma with light hops. Sweet malty body with faint hopping. The hopping feels subtle but somehow it manages to cover the extra alcohol in it so it does not feel even a bit stronger than your average 5,0% lagers. Very clean and well made lager but mostly too plain to give any higher marks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Draft. Pale amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are malt accented with notes of sweet pilsner malt and mild caramel. Bready and sweet on the palate with backing notes of plum and mild herbal hop. Medium bodied with a fairly crisp finish. Simplistic, but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Beaming golden. Persistent, tightly-woven white head. Aroma of hayfields, candied lemon zest, metal, honeysuckle, cane sugar and honeyed white bread. Hint of concrete. Soft carbonation, although a tad foamy. Honeyed-hay sweetness precedes a very gentle floral, nectar-kissed Hallertauer expression. A hop-derived spiciness shyly pokes through with wood and aniseed notes bringing much needed firmness to the body. Hushed lemony shades impart an acidic sparkle while synergizing with the leafy elements. Fairly good balance, if leaning towards sweet. Malt is nice and polished, albeit simplistic, with prevalent white bread and wafer cookie accents. No presence of melanoidins or vibrant hay lushness from the pils malt. Honeylike sugars cling to the palate and thwart much of the snappiness, although a dried hay characteristic helps restore some dryness. Mostly clean fermentation, with the exception of a touch of saccharine. Lean but fairly sweet finish is comprised of white bread, golden raisin, grassy malt and a hint of fuzzy DMS. Bit of a mixed bag is this one. Nothing particularly stands out that wows me, and the concrete, metal and DMS, while subtle and tolerable, could be cleaned up. Would prefer a drier finish and more hop expressiveness, but all in all this is perfectly effortless to throw back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreenCat (33) - SLOVENIA - OCT 1, 2016
0,5l on tap. Clear yellow with white head. Aroma is rich malty, a bit of caramel and some herbal hops notes. Moderately sweet. Body is medium with average carbonation. Finish is quite dry with long pronounced bitterness and some tarty notes. I also sensed a bit of metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1390) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
12 oz. bottle from 6’er poured into a shaker- poured a transparent thin yellow color, razor thin white head with several frog eyes on the surface. Aroma of "Euro-hops" and wheat. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is very refreshing and definitely tastes more like a lager than a Marzen, middle holds up well, finish is crisp and refreshing. Hey, it was free- old lady brought it home with her from work since she held some sales rep with a big contract- nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Clear straw colored pour. Aroma and taste are classic marzen. Sweet biscuit. Not bad. Not my favorite style.

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