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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!


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
theOptimator (283) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Aroma is sweet malt. Appearance is golden yellow with medium small white head. Nicely carbonated. Taste is incredible malt, honey, grain. A slight bit of roast. Mild spicy hops and roast keep this balanced but this is a malt forward beer. Palate is malty sweet and crisp as can be. Hops bitterness balanced perfectly with the hints of roast malt to keep this from being cloying. Overall an excellent beer. This isnt what everyone considers an Oktoberfest/Marzen, but more a slightly stronger, malty’er version of a helles with the slightest hint of roast...... a Festbier or Wiesen. If you go to Oktoberfest... this is most likely what you will be drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2011
500 ml bottle picked up in Germany and had at home. Looks like the body has a bright gold color with clarity and visible carbonation. Head isl bright white head of tightly packed foam. The aroma is bready, nutty malt with fresh floral hops. Taste is a mix of bready malt with nuts and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The palate is quick and refreshing. It’s not very complex but it is very good!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3480) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 30 July 2011, drank in my Cork hotel room in mid Nov 2010. The beer had a good mid-gold, solid look to it, on top a good white foaming head. A Marzen should have some colour to it (not like some of the modern golden ones), it should also smell and taste of malts somewhat. This beer fits the bill nicely. A very easy to drink beer and a fine example of the style, the 5.8% being just about perfect for the body and depth this beer has.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours light golden with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of munich malt, biscuit. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Very nice festbier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - AUG 19, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Fresh 2007 batch. Poured out a golden straw yellow color, with a sticky white head. Aromas are of summer grains, Vienna malts abound. Earthy hop aroma. Flavors are of Vienna malts, fresh bread sticks, slightly sweet also. Decent body, medium mouthfeel. Decent German beer overall. I’m surprised it isn’t rated higher than it is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
drinks like a pilsner. really good. pours deep straw-gold with a thick white head. aroma is a little metallic, a little funky...mostly though, it’s a spicy, floral and bready aroma. light honeysuckle. taste is awesome; great balance between the maltiness and the spicy hop character. clean, spicy, malty finish. light carbonation, medium oiliness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2008
On tap at Maxs. Clear golden in color with a little white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Caramel notes. Grainy malty and hoppy flavor. Citrusy notes. Crisp and clean tasting. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (375) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (957) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
Pure but mild aroma has slightly earthy malting. Clear straw, creamy white head is dense but short. Taste has also bit zcech feel: butter, grass. Medium body, soft feel, easy to drink, nice palate, some bitterness. Basic, pure and simple easy-to-drink beer. As that works nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Pours a clear straw golden with a thick eggshell head that leaves some nice thick dripping lace. Nose involves some fresh hoppy citrus notes, spice, doughy yeast, and cellar notes. Somewhat sweet, fairly bitter. Light-medium body, creamy, tingly, with a nice bitter hop finish. Very light in color for a marzen, but a nice drinkable brew.


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