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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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!


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Ridiculously huge and sort of impressively white frothy head atop a clear yellow body. Aroma was mildly grainy and malty with a bit of sweetness. The flavor was much more intense than the aroma, with a lot of the sweet grainy flavors. Very clean and super easy to drink. I can imagine having a huge stein of this and getting good and drunk. Not the greatest brew really, but still pretty solid for what it is. Light and easy, good for those who want to go the distance.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
truebluehes (166) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle. Yellow brew with small head that disappears quickly. Aroma is very faint, but what’s there is sweet and dusty. Flavor is clean and very grainy. Glorified bud light of sort.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Very gold. Grassy and slightly skunky hops. Very thin, and not tasty. Not much of a good thing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 4, 2007
Pours a brassy gold with just the slighest hint of red and orange. White frothy head, thin, but long lasting. Aroma is wet grass, clay, vegetable hops, and hydro peroxide. Not all that enticing, but hell, its German. Taste is almost like water, but with a bit of acid and malt near the ending, with a hint of smoke. After another drink, seems watery with a hop dry ending. Tastes almost like somebody boiled hot dogs in water, added a little hops and alcohol, and bottled it. For a brewery with this kind of history, I’m disappointed they couldn’t make a better festbier.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
12oz. Probably the lightest Maerzen I’ve ever had, but still delightful. Fluffy white head on the poor with very light copper body. Great carbonation that makes this very refreshing and easy to drink liters of. Fairly simple but good cereal grains and some decent hop on the finish that helps the lighter body. Could easily be fooled into thinking it is a pilsener.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
grainy malt aroma and flavor. light floral spiciness to it. crisp and easy drinking, a bit too light

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
I’m surprised at the low percentile. This seems to have a decent mix of cereal grains with its caramel malt character. Obviously, this one is geared towards mass drinkability for this time of year. That crispy dry malt flavor reminds me of the more mainstream beers but there is some hoppy assertiveness underneath.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 26, 2007
bottle. yellow pour. sweet with slight hop note. sligthly sweet, clean, light. not as sweet as other oktoberfests.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Tap at Toronado. Typical Oktoberfest beer. Fairly light in color, with a lot of grains and hops. Some malt component. Easy drinking , session beer, the proper beer for the Fest.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
This Marzen pours an orange gold color from a 50cl bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, good retention with nice lacing. Aroma is grassy and citrusy. Light bodied Marzen. Malts are grassy and sweet. Hops are earthy and floral. This is a VERY light tasting Marzen, it is much more a Bohemian pilsners than a Marzen. It has very little toasted malt flavors and more hops than I would expect. Still it has a nice balance and a very full and round mouthfeel. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet


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