RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This Oktoberfest style Marzen is a favorite at the famous Bavarian fall beer festivals. The distinct toasted malt flavor of this amber lager finishes quite crisp due to the extensive lagering of this beer. One sip and you’ll swear you’re in Munich.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at abc. Hazy amber brown color, cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of caramel biscuit and light cocoa. Taste is similar. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
(draft, Gettysburg) Crystal clear copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some spice, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, orange, light spice, caramel, salt. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts and very faint hops. The taste is toasted malts, earthy notes and a mild hoppy finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10458) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
On draft at the Drafting Room, Spring House. Pours dark amber, with minimal head. Aroma of malt, toffee, slight dark fruit and hops. Medium, smooth finish. Not as firm as I like, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
On tap at Appalachian. Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin to medium sized beiged tan head. Nutty and toast, big grainy toast on the nose. Soft coffee, chocolate, cocoa, toast and malt with a bit of caramel. Gentle bitterness, long toast, crisp grain and bitter toast. Smooth overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Pint at the Harrisburg brewery. The color is surprisingly dark for a marzen/festbier/Oktoberfest/whatever – it’s a dark pumpkin brown with deep red hues at the bottom of the glass, and a patchy, toast colored brown head. Nose of sweet caramelized onion and bread, with some squash and grass scents, a little grainy as well, with some light roast. Has a bit too much coarseness or bitterness on the palate, but it’s redeemed by some nice plum, port and oak flavors, on top of more subtle char and roast. I had this fresh from the brewery, and it tasted like it – extremely vibrant and new. Overall it’s sweet and coarse at the same time, and I found myself liking it a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
On tap, Camp Hill location. Pours a clear dark copper, kinda unusually dark really. Small fizzy off-white head that retained as a thin film. The nose is all husky and toasted malt, with a grainy quality to it. Flavor is sweet malt up front with that slight huskiness. Light biterness and a touch of alcohol apparency on the finish. I don’t really get a whole lot of munich malt. Medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, not something that stands out among the O-fest crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (6367) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Poured a reddish copper color with little to no off white head and no lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel, herbal, light smoke, spicy, nutmeg aroma. Mild taste, chewy malt dominant, very light citrus hop. Taste was watery, and the flavor did not hold up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle courtesy of illinismitty. Pours reddish copper with a thin white head. Smells vegetal with some tea hints. Tastes lightly tarte with a cherry like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Had a little warm. That said, this was okay. Aroma is balanced malts. Taste is decent enough, pretty much just your average marzen. Better than most lagers, but still just okay.

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