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RATINGS: 604   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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Temptation (224) - - NOV 29, 2012
Very yeasty aromas to dough and spices, with an industrial lager-like appeareance. Nice white head, persistent, with no lace. Mouthfeel is very watery, bland, with notes to spices, maybe fruits, and slightly salty. No malts. Pine style hops in mouth. In my opinion, the worst Weihenstephaner I’ve ever tasted. It has nothing at all. Deceiving.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Bright golden clear appearance with an average white head and active carbonation. Aroma of pale malts, noble hops, earthy notes, bread, light yeast and a touch of fruitiness. Similar flavor, mild bitterness and light sweetness. Very clean, crisp and easy to drink. A nice rendition of a style I’m not crazy about. Prost!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
COMRADEJOSH (293) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Well rate beer took me to this alias beer but my bottle clearly says oktoberfest. Aroma smell of caramelized malt with a good sweetness. The color is on the pale golden side where most beers of this style I have seen are towards the amber orange side. The taste those is delicious light on the hops with a good sweet malt and with a slight aftertaste I’m used to having in a pils. Overall very good and very sessionable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (500) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark gold. Corn, pilsner malt, a little honey, spiced yeast, high carb, sweet with a bite, more hops than expected. Ok buy, not my thing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is crisp malt, light honey character, medium hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (334) - Compostela (Galiza), - SEP 12, 2014
Tasted from the tap the 12/09/2014. Golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of malts, cereals, grain and herbal. Taste has some honey but with the predominance of grain. Easy to drink and almost no aftertaste. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Next one please!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
330 ml bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 4/16/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale Oktoberfest style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2014
Bottled. I am not much of a German helles fan and this tastes a lot like a helles with more hops than usual for a helles. Clear golden color, head vanished quickly. Floral or herbal aroma of hops and a bit fruity. Taste is sweet malt and minor bitter hops with a strong alcohol presence in the finish. Drinkable but like I said not my glass of beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (823) - 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 (122) - 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 (664) - 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.


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