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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1877) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Sept. 2007 - Pale golden color with little head and lacing. Aroma was pilsneresque. The flavor also was reminiscent of pilsner malts and the accompanying grassy hops, but with a silky smooth mouthfeel that is present in many a Weihenstephaner brew. A good afternoon sipping beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3600) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2008
Good head on lemon yellow pour mild carbonation,but okay.aroma,grainy,corn,crisp,hops,head back to mil\d cover.Flavour bitter slight tang,this is a bitter version of their pilsener,therealso seems to be a grittyness of toffee.It,s an okay beer finish is bitter and sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Pours a medium yellow color with a good white head and minimal lacing. First thought was, "Wow, this is not what I was expecting." Sweet yeasy honey aroma, with some herbal notes. Flavor is more of the same, with a slightly spicy finish. Not bad, but not what I had in mind when I bought it.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours yellow with a white head. Malty aroma with notes of straw, grass and light caramel. Medium body. Flavor is similar to the aroma and rather light. Not to bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2008
Strong hop malt aroma with orange. Murky yellow colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden with thick white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with fresh dough and honey and a light herbal and grassy touch. Flavor is malty, grainy, haylike and lightly fruity with a honey sweetness. Finish is more tangy and dry with just a faint hint of floral hops. Medium in body with a light carbonation. A pleasant experience although I’m concerned my bottle may have been a little older. I will try again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2008
more like a german 14-degree svetly - much better than the weihenst. pils or hell. great haystack and grass aroma, fine pencil shaving malt with just a bit of alcohol sauce, quite bitter, very dry and long fennel-seed and oregano finish - like my beloved weltenburger pils ramped up a bit. not at all like a maerzen as the BJCP defines it thank god - much drier - more like augustiner edelstoff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
This might just be the lightest looking and lightest tasting Marzen/Oktoberfest style beer I’ve had. Pours out a pale golden yellow color with a big fizzy head. It’s really a few shades away from stepping into pale lager territory. The aroma is slightly spicy, some really light malt character too it and not much else. Reminded me of drinking a pilsner in almost every way. Flavor was grassy, lightly sweet, with an underlying spicy yeast character that was refreshing. Odd that this is considered what it is, because it’s really super light in both color and flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
50 cl bottle, 7/07. Clear straw with a puffy white head. Nose a mild yeasty lemon. Medium carb, brisk and quenching, with just enough body to keep it from watery. Lightly tart lemon pith and peel, apple, faint cloves. Dry finish with aluminum. Not much of a Märzen.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2008
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a big, but not very persistent foamy white head. Moderately sweet, pale malty, slightly grainy aroma with a mineralic touch, traces of honey and citrousy, slightly herbal hops. Pale malt character, strawy and lightly grainy taste, light-sweet flavour, medium to light body, smooth and soft carbonation; strawy pale malt character with faint notes of honey; moderately sweet and light bitter finish. Alcoholic notes are also detectable. A hardly decent Helles with Märzen-strength. They do the top-fermented brews much better.


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