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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!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
I’ve had better Wiehenstephaners and better Octoberfest beers. It’s ok but I can’t see buying more of these in the future, certainly not for ten bucks a six.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (448) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
A really strong sourdough aroma and a light golden color. The scent is intriguing. Strong hoppy flavor that mellows quickly. I keep getting a honey or mead-like flavor in the mid-palate along with light yeast. It ends smooth. Not bad & easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (436) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 This beer is quite photogenic thanks to its golden body and fluffy, white head. This Oktoberfest smells like barley and hops. The taste is surprisingly understated but has smooth grain notes and refreshing, clean hops. This is a beer that wants to be gulped. While not as flavorful as other brews in Weihenstephaner’s shining inventory, this is still an extremely satisfying lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnyoski (434) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Bitter, corn-like aroma found in a cheap macro. Some initial hints of bread and sweet malts but its quickly replaced by a sharp, bitter finish. Watery texture and well carbonated. Slightly improved after allowing this to air out for a little while. Not terrible but nothing like what I was expecting from this type of seasonal.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larryLSB (418) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Light gold with white foamy head. Nose of lemon, grass, sweet malt. A bit on the bitter side but smooth and well balanced with a nice hop flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (418) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Golden color, aroma of earth, grass and leaves. Similar taste but sweet with toasted malt. Not a bad Oktoberfest flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jd543 (397) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Goldden with a large, quickly diminishing white head. Earthy, light hoppy, light malt aroma. Taste light sweet with short duration. Oily texture, light carbonation. Fairly standard lager to be honest.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
bottled. pours the lightest palest yellow i’ve seen on a beer with massive white head. aromas of hay and straw. medium sweetness with a crisp touch of sourness and bite. tastes much better than the aromas. light bodied with a thin crisp texture, and a lingering finish. not bad.


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