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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Very pale yellow pour with a tall, short lived, loose white head. The aroma is grassy with slight light citrus, a little biscuit malt, and some noble hop spice. Liglty sweet and bready malt backbone with some lemon zest and a mildly spicy and peppery noble hop finish. Light body with moderate carbonation. I suppose I might not be fully versed in proper German styles, but this does not seem like an Oktoberfest at all. It’s a nice, light drinking beer, more like a Kolsh to me, but doesn’t have the hearty malty flavor that I look forward to drinking in Fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2009
Maß auf dem Freisinger Volksfest. Golden white head. Light grassy hop aroma. Bready sweet malt base, wellbalanced by a good portion grassy and earthy bittering hops. Dry finish with a long grassy aftertaste. Chewy sparkly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larryLSB (477) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Light gold with white foamy head. Nose of lemon, grass, sweet malt. A bit on the bitter side but smooth and well balanced with a nice hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 12oz bottle. Lighter gold with a big lasting white head. Noble hops and sweet bready malt in the aroma, with a rich, almost caramel touch. The flavor has a rich, sweeter malt profile with lots of rich pils malt, balanced by a biting hoppiness that is just overshadowed by the malt in the finish despite it’s ample spicy flavor in the middle. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Definitely as pale as the festbiers come. Reminds me of a hoppier version of Augustiner Oktoberfest (the one at the tent). Sort of a Dortmunder I guess. Definitely has a big helles’ malt profile, but with the hops of a pils. Almost too malty for its own good, but nice stuff that I’m glad to have been able to pick up as soon as it hit the states. I can see this going downhill in a couple months.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 Serving: 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: Gold with a foamy white head. Nothing terribly spectacular. Aroma: Euro lager, wet newspaper, and wet dog. Methinks this one’s gone bad. Taste: Euro lager, fusel alcohol, and corn. It has a grainy back bitterness too. This stuff is pretty dreadful. Palate: Medium carbonation with a light, watery mouthfeel. Medium, bitter finish. Overall: It’s crap! I can only hope I got a bad bottle of this based on the other ratings. Rebuy: Hell no.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5087) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 8/31/09

Aroma: Grass, bread, honey
Appearance: Clear golden/straw color, bright and fizzy white head, some nice lace
Flavor: Sweet and bready flavor, light grassy hoppiness
Palate: Light to medium body, smooth
Overall Impression: This is a pretty good example of a Oktoberfest style, its a nice, smooth, and really easily drinkable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Golden pour-nice thick white lasting head...Nice, mildly hoppy aroma with a bit of malt in the background...Medium body, crisp carbonation...Nice flavor...Grassy hops and a bit of sweetness in the finish...Nice...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (613) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Huge white head. Leaves ample lace. Crystal clear. Straw color--perhaps light for the style. Surprising earthiness to the smell. Also, slightly skunky (despite the brown bottle)--no date on the bottle. Slightly sweet. Partially dry, but with sweet undertone; is that possible? Round mouthfeel with a neutral amount of carbonation. The flavor has some sour elements that peak at the swallow. The aftertaste has some definitive peppery hop. This is a superior Marzen in many ways.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6032) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle: The aroma has some light sugary sweetness with some light grassiness. It pours a dull transparent gold with a soapy white head with decent retention and excellent webbing/rings of lqcing. The flavor starts with some light toffee sweetness. The finish is moderately grassy with a slight tanginess.e It really is bordering on being a pale lager. Medium bodied with mild and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. Poured a pale copper body with thin head. aroma is light grainy malt. Flavor is lightly bitter, grainy and some toasted malt.

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