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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3520) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear copper color with a puffy tan head. Aroma is malty and dry with some caramel, dry grains, and biscuit notes. Flavor is much the same. Dry and lightly sweet at the beginning with a middle of cookie dough and a very light malt aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1521) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Clear, bright gold appearance with an average size white head and decent lacing. Subdued aroma of caramel malt and cereal. Soft, malty, modestly sweet taste offers up images of biscuits and fresh bread. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2008
20080927 12oz bottle from Spirits RB. Clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is mild doughy yeast and light toast notes. Mildly herby, grassy hops. Clean and very pleasant. Lively eff on the palate. Extremely drinkable while cool. This stuff seems like a dortmunder. As it warms some of the alcohol sweetly emerges and might have started to dominate but I drank that sucker down right quick. In your FACE Weihenstephaner!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a small white head. Nice hop and malt aroma. Medium bodied and very smooth. Flavor is is a balanced mix of malts and hops with a slightly dry after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (1018) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2008
From a brown bottle in Albuquerque, pours a clear gold color with streaming bubbles and a thin white head. Light-to-medium body, Very clean light maltiness. Soft mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish with a touch of hops bitterness. Very "light" for a Märzen but nice.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DByers (8) - , Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2008 does not count
Pours a very light golden color with full head. Slightly sweet aroma but very disquised and faint. Subtle malt taste and very light on the palate for an Oktoberfest brew. Not bursting with flavor and complexity but a good overall beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2008
One of the lightest pouring Oktoberfests I’ve seen, hazy straw colored with a medium frothy snow-white head. Sweet grassy aroma, light caramel. Sweet malt, super grassy, hay, light caramel, finishes bitter. A bit chalky. A very light festbier, covers the alcohol pretty well and is very easy drinking. Medium/light body with light sizzling carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Light yellow from tap. Was severed in a big old mug which suits this beer well. It is light with just a bit of sweetness. Not much more or less make it ejoyable and very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
Enjoyed on-tap at the Buckeye Beer Engine. Apple juice colour with some white wheat. The aroma and tase of sour wheat. Below average mouthfeel. Not up to expectations for this brewery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
Keg (St. Urhos, Helsinki)
Light orange, brief head. Big honey, and light malt aroma. Soft palate, but lively carbonation. Sweet malty body, also honey. Very refreshing and full-flavoured marzen.


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