Brewed by Brauerei Witzgall
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6293) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
bottled. clear golden with a thin white head; aroma of sultanas and hay; some porridge and stonefruit flavours with a pleasant tinny bitterness and lively texture. decent stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7649) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Pours a golden colour with a white head that dies away after a while. Flavours of caramel, wheat, grassy hops and yeast again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
(bottle, many thanks to pivnizub & erlangernick!) pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, peaches and worcester sauce, slightly grainy, with some hints of bubble gum and earth. flavour is quite grainy, with big notes of popcorn, pancake batter, some yeast and a hint of herbal hops in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle (at the brewpub). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of metal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, slightly metallic. Pretty raw and downright unpleasant. You’d never guess this was from the same brewery based on their draft Vollbier and Kellerbier. We re-sampled a bottled Landbier at this sitting and it pretty much sucked as well. What an inconsistent brewery! And a seemingly cursed trip in which many prior favorite breweries just weren’t performing well (although a few new good ones made up for that in part).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
A sweet and chewy malt-driven heller festbier (not Märzen) suffering in the bottle. Toasted grain, corn kernels, potato starch malt with milk powder yeastiness and faint off-notes of green apple / acetaldehyde and metal flakes and alcohol. Medium body, decent froth of carbonation, nicely crisp and quenching but washes away in a minerallic flood of honey-ish saccharine and apple sweetness. I fear it is not in the best of shape, though we were told it had been bottled 4 weeks prior and lagered until then since September. Clear gold body, from bottle at Witzgall in Schlaemmersdorf, best by date December 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma and flavor are both very straightforward and fairly basic. In both of them I get a lot of grain and biscuit malt notes, as well as a hint of grass from the hops, as well as a very low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Cloudy orange pour with some decent head. Nose is dusty with grains and caramel - flavor is metallic and off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2012
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a solid and slightly off-white foamy head. Mildly sweet malty aroma with subtle fruity notes and rounded flowery and herbal hops. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a well-matured carbonation. Slightly draffy cara-malty base with present herbal hops; medium-dry finish with a pleasant hop and (cara-)malt ration. They know how to brew good beer in Schlammersdorf ! Reading the reviews from overseas almost made me cry; this kind of Franconian Lager has to be consumed as fresh as possible (one or two months after filling) and is not suitable for regular export. 17.XII.11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5594) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, thanks pivnizub. Pours amber, fine carbonation and a off-white head. Spicy caramel base, fat fruity, some salt and limestone, a few grainy notes, broad herbal hops. Fairly dry on the palate, salty edges into the finish. Rough but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4241) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle, many thanks to pivnizub. dark golden color with medium white head. Aroma of malt. Taste, malt, honey, fruity notes. Nice long bitter finish. Nice.

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