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RATINGS: 597   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!


2.8
   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 (5278) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours golden with a little white head. A little lighter in color than expected. Aroma is very malty and slightly toasted. Flavor is malty with some backend bitterness to satisfy. Very satisfying. This would be a great session beer as it is easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Light hay aroma with a touch of citrus. Pale golden color with white head. Flavor is sweet initially with a bitter duration. Duration is fairly long and enjoyable. Touches of lemon, caramel, and hay. Light creaminess on the palate. Well balanced and fairly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayg1 (550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a golden yellow color with a small thin white head, more a ring than an actuall head. Aroma is sweet of hay and wheat and a touch of caramel. Taste is also fairly sweet biscuity taste to it with some sticky sweetness to it. Very refreshing beer light sweetness is balanced by a nice hop profile. Actually I liked this Marzen better than most because to me, this has a bit more hops than many others and just rounds and smooths out this beer. I think this is a bit underrated and this is a style I don’t even really like but I would certainly drink this again, tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours gold with a thin but stubborn white head. Smells of caramel, toffee, splashes of citrus and sage. Tastes of sweet malt, biscuits, caramel, some peppery splashes. Dry finish with some more bitterness. Very sessionable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Pretty weak example of a German Oktoberfest beer. Pale golden color, filtered and almost clear. Not much malt character for the style, almost more like a standard German Pils than a full malty Oktoberfest. Crisp and drinkable, but I expected much more from Weihenstephaner.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Quite wheaty strainy aroma. Pretty nice, malty and thick. Doesn’t come off too wheaty, but also w/a little hops in the finish. Okay.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3755) - - SEP 14, 2007
clear gold. medium sized white creamy head. sweet, honey, european strong lager aroma. flavor is of honey. touch of hops in finish. medium bodied. no toasted notes. a huge disappointment from an excellent brewery. too bad.


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