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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larryLSB (480) - 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.

3.6
   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.

1.2
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5239) - 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.

4.5
   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...

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (616) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6141) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jason (1749) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2009
Bottled. Yellowish golden colour with mediumsized fluffy white head. Leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet malts along with some grassy hops, also mild notes of some breadyness. Flavour is quite much the same along with some a-bit-sappy-sweet-notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1986) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Golden body, lightly hazed with tiny pulpy bits, under a fast, white head of dishwater soap suds. Grassy aroma with lemon, berries, taffy. Flavor is rather balanced, with a lightly sweetened malty start moving to middle tart fruitiness and finishing with a mild yet crisp hop bite. Almost mid-bodied, somewhat dry. Not bad, but below average for a Märzen. ~~~~~~~~ Bottle of unknown origin.


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