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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle... Clear, pale yellow lager with a large, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is sweet and floral with heavy notes of orange blossom honey. Sweet, honeysuckle flavor with barely enough bitterness to prevent this malt bomb from becoming downright cloying. Medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8724) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle: Pale and greenish-golden with a persistent frothy head, unexpected aroma: distinctive aromatic, a bit grassy hops, completed by some fruity grains; quite dry, moderate bitter flavour, rather light bodied for a beer of 5.8%; moderate bitterness, sweet malt and some aromatic hops, not to forget the tinge of vanilla, in the finish. More a "Pils de luxe" than a Festbier.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
Enjoyed on-tap at the Buckeye Beer Engine. Apple juice colour with some white wheat. The aroma and tase of sour wheat. Below average mouthfeel. Not up to expectations for this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Pale golden, slightly hazy with a thin white head. Aroma is bready and lightly crackery. A touch of soft herbal character and a lightly sulfurous note. Fairly minerally crispness. Very nice fresh malt character with a nice zesty minerally hoppiness. Good balance with a clean light maltiness that is well-integrated with the bright, zesty minerally hoppiness. Soft, creamy palate. Delicious brew and highly underrated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Straw yellow color with a small head. Very grassy aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet grainy taste with grass and hops. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2007
12oz bottle
Consumed fresh right off the boat in August 2007

Clear gold colored body with a patchy white head. Nose of faint yeast, fluffy marshmallows, even fainter banana and pear, faint and subtle being the key. Does not smell like typical Marzen, but if you dig your nose into this one, you can definitely tell that it is well-made and without defects. Seems rather delicate, though, so I don’t know if a 2-month old bottle in October would be suitable, but fresh, it’s right on. Flavors of light bread, malty and sweet with pear skin, sweet creamed corn, and a light, fluffy, subtly toasty body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Pours with White head that fades and a hazy yellow body. Not a Marzen in my mind. Aroma of grass, corn and butter...again not to style. Taste is wet dog and diacetyl. Light carbonation and buttery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7713) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2008
bottle, thank you MoritzF! Clear golden yellow, malty aroma with hints of vegetables. Malty and fruity, hints of vegetables also present in the flavour. Traces of alcohol, especially in the otherwise pleasant hoppy finish. Not bad, but not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. This one is an insult to marzens, and just might be an insult to pale lagers. I’m just telling it like it is! Pale 3-beer urine yellowish pour with minimal white head. Decent lace rings. Aroma is pale malt, hopcitrus, some grains. The flavor is pale malty, with slight graininess, hopcitrus, and some honey soapiness. Medium palate. Forgettable.

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