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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional amber lager is brewed with German malts, hops, and yeast. It is pleasantly malty, balanced with light, crisp bitterness.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5938) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Aroma is fruit/berries and earthy malts. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries, a hint of spices and a tart/lightly sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2363) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2016
At The daily. Very drinkable, well balanced, nice mouth feel. Smooth. Serving: Tap

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackBeerPG (396) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Taste: smooth gentle malt sweetness, roasted malt nose. Amber in color, mostly clear, Delicate head with nice lattice on glass. Medium body. Easy drinking with creamy mouth-feel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (5675) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2016
12 ounce can. Pours a clear golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, caramel, and spice. Decent.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (11601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2016 Draft right after the dry hop okto. It literally tastes like a pumpkin beer with jops replacing pie spice. Just not what I’m looking for in a maerzem. Re rate form the can... infected, not tolerable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (4043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Great Oktoberfest. Slightly cloudy orange with a foamy head of mixed bubbles. Great, rich, toasty, fresh malt character but not too sweet. Earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. This doesn’t take any liberties with the style and does it right top to bottom.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Orange hazy color. Malt flavor with a bit hops. Caramel and smooth. Really easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (7041) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sampler pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). My first stop in saw 10 drafts. This was one. Pours a nice amber pour, a touch of darkness but lighter than expected. Bubbly with a well sized tannish head atop. Stays firm sized, laces ok. Aromas are touch toasty and biscuity, bread malts, touches of gentle florals and spice. Mellow sweetness, apple, more bread, gentle toastiness. Lighter and a bit sweeter than expected. Initial is a bit better, toasty and biscuity up front, firm toasty malts, gentle spice, almost into caramel and even cocoa which was a bit odd. Toast, biscuits, and caramel. Some gentle spice and dryness at times. Middle is a bit sticky, but more toast and darker middle slanted. A touch girthy, caramel and butterscotch jabs. Backend is a bit earthy, gentle dry earthy hops, grass and florals make appearances. Wins me back a bit more. Odd sweet twang at times, richer toasty biscuity malt presence at others. Dry earthy hops into the back with a bit of spice. Odd one, with good and bad kinda battling. Perhaps they’ll lock this down over time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 11, 2012
Had on tap at Atlas. Pours a medium amber color with a small head. Balanced with aromas of crackers, malts and some grains. Not the most complex, but pretty straight forward. Medium bodied with a solid feel. Balanced with notes of grains and malts. A solid Oktoberfest. Very drinkable and pretty straight forward.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Draft at Atlas. Pours a paler orangey gold with a fluffy and persistent white head. The nose is robust malt graininess, light spicy hops. Very clean and crisp. On tasting, big malt flavor and and a balancing bitterness. Faint herbal hops. Very clean and quite impressive. Some toasty/grainy malt and a faint astringency to dry it out. Pretty great beer.


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