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RATINGS: 632   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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2011
12oz bottle pours a very light amber with white head. Aroma is malty alot of carmel toffees upfront. Flavor is a bit sweet balanced with that import bitterness a bit watery. Body is a bit weak as well as colour. Finish is sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayg1 (583) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2012
This hardly resembles a marzen and isn’t really something I would come back to. It’s gold, it’s much more bitter than it should be, very grassy and astringent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (567) - - SEP 8, 2013
Popped a bottle. Delicious, refreshing, slightly spicy and peppery. A little on the lagery flavor side, but very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Huge white head. Leaves ample lace. Crystal clear. Straw color--perhaps light for the style. Surprising earthiness to the smell. Also, slightly skunky (despite the brown bottle)--no date on the bottle. Slightly sweet. Partially dry, but with sweet undertone; is that possible? Round mouthfeel with a neutral amount of carbonation. The flavor has some sour elements that peak at the swallow. The aftertaste has some definitive peppery hop. This is a superior Marzen in many ways.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (565) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Has a nice floral aroma. Mild bitterness. Clear deep gold color. Reminds me of a pilsner in a way. A pleasant brew overall. Sweet but dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (539) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle: Not a bad little beer. Very drinkable on a hot summer day, but nothing too special.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (530) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Pours straw with thick white head and foamy lacing. Notes of straw and hay. Balanced taste with a slightly bitter finish. Crisp.


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