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RATINGS: 598   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!


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sailracer (399) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a light gold with white head. The aroma is spice, like a Belgian wit. The flavor is sour and spicy like orange peel and coriander. There is a bit of sourness to this beer. Not what I think of when I picture an Oktoberfest beer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (796) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle into lager glass, faintest amber-hued golden color with white head. Aroma of bread, grain, some nuttiness and faint hop note. Taste adds notes of honey, light toast and faint grass hop bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with sweet clean finish. Not the usual brown roasty Octoberfests but quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (111) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Much lighter appearance than I thought I was going to get. Pleasantly surprised great Oktoberfest taste with a lighter after taste than most. Feels much more drinkable than most ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nice aroma of noble hops and pils malt. Flavor: very mild. Not much of the nuttier, toastier notes I’m used to for Oktos/Märzens. Slightly grassier and hoppier than normal for the style, though not enough to be a standard pils. Plenty of carbonation. A decent, drinkable light beer, just not a standout or great representative of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tortman18 (187) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Clear golden with huge frothy, white head. A ton of carbonation with very little lacing. Aroma is very grainy and earthy with a bit of honey and some hops. Taste is something interesting. A little bit of honey and malt with a very dominant grainy/earthy flavor followed by a decent hop presence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (642) - New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
The body has a bright gold color with excellent clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it forms a tall bright white head of tightly packed foam. The head has good retention but makes very little lacing. The aroma has equal parts bready and nutty malt with fresh floral hops. Its medium body has balanced mix of bready malt with nutty and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The finish is quick and refreshing. It just begs for another sip.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a clear darker amber color with off-white head. Some hop notes, a little pine, but more caramel malt and bready notes to this; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a toffee note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (263) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
A really good Marzen. Stumbled upon this in March thinking it shouldn’t even be on the shelf. Glad I did! A really smooth lacy and mellow brew. I love a good marzen and this one is just that!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Soft malty aroma, nice clear golden appearance. Assertive caramel malt flavor, with a slight bitterness at the end. Hint of spiciness towards the end after several sips. Very clean palate that is a touch thicker then your average German oktoberfest. Good oktoberfest when Hofbrau is not available.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a Clear light yellow colour. Aroma, has a sweet grassy aroma. Taste. A slight honey taste is present, followed by Herbal flavours and some very faint bubble gum flavours. Overall. A great beer, and unlike alot of other lagers doesn’t have to be drunken ice cold.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
500ml bottle into a mug; served cold. Aroma: Honey and bread-y malt. A little pale hop aroma. Nothing too fancy, but not bad at all. Appearance: Lightly hazed, bright yellow body with a foamy, slowly dissipating, white head. Light lacing. Taste: Big malt presence, but it’s not heavy. Kind of toasty, a little bread-y. Just a bit of hop bitterness on the very end. Palate: Light body, low carbonation, medium length on the finish, which ends on light hop bitterness. Overall: A nice Marzen. Mild enough flavors make it easy and approachable. I can’t take anything away from this beer, it’s pretty nice.


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