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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bayern Oktoberfest is the classic Bavarian Dark Märzen: not too sweet yet malty with a nice hop flavor. This beer is brewed with Pilsener, Munich and German Dunkel malt. The hops for this special brew come straight from the Hallertau region in northern Bavaria and the finishing hops are Saaz from the Czech Republic. Bayern’s fastest selling seasonal specialty beer, this beer is not just called Oktoberfest, it is Oktoberfest beer. It is brewed according to the standards of the Brewers’ Guild of Munich, which was established in 1815 when they brewed this beer for the first time to celebrate the royal wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Maria Theresia.

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3.1
mcberko (17845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and some herbal notes. Flavour is pretty herbal, with toasted nuts, herbal notes, and biscuity notes. Pretty well-balanced - very lagery, full of corn and bready notes. Decent.

3.1
bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with a decent beige head. Rich roasted caramel aroma with medium dark fruit. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is medium fruit, definitely roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and some arguable spice. One of the best Oktoberfest beers I have had this year.

3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bottleworks, Seattle
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, light bready character, light earthyness, touch of caramel candy
Overall: a dark oktoberfest? drinks almost like a schwartz with so much roastyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2016 Dunkel brown and clear with a tan colored head. Aroma is malty and simple coming across as caramel and malt extract syrup, nuts and fall leaves, with faint oxidation as copper pennies / metal. In the mouth it’s medium bodied, off-dry and malty with some more interesting dusty baked bread and autumn-spice qualities. Plump and savory mouth feel and quality flavor balance in the finish.

2.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at the Rhino. Hazy dark brown with the colors of autumn leaves at the edges. Awwww. Big dense creamy gray head that goes away. Cabbagey nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, old leaves, and cabbage on the mid-palate. Mild vegetal finish.

3.2
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber/ brown color with tan foam. Dark multi grain bread, wheat cracker, nutty aromas. Light bodied with soft co2. Dark multi grain toasted bread flavors with some roasted nuts--roasty toasty n’ lightly sweet--not bad

3.1
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle: Dark copper, moderate light beige foamy head, fairly nice lacing.   Dark, bready aroma, slight soy, lightly spiced.   Moderate breadiness on the tongue, slight fig/date, finishing with a whole wheat flair.  Medium bodied, average mouthfeel.   Finishes with very light flavor.   Clean, but needs to be a bit more flavorful and aromatic.   Overall its a tad too light.


3.8
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, fruit, some hints of molasses. Tastes of pepper, spice, some hints of caramel, some nice spicy hints on the finish.

3.1
reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Pint on tap at the brewery pours a deep amber color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing behind. Aroma is mild with caramel and grass. Taste is a chocolate and caramel malty sweetness with some mild grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A decent brew for the style but there are certainly better ones out there.

3.5
jgb9348 (6266) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, earth and a good dose of light yeastie and bready notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy and nutty flavours with a good balance of light hops and a lot of sugars. Aftertaste shows some earthy malts, a bit of peat and caramel with some toffee and a hint of yeast. Overall, a good marzen with more of a kick from yeast and sugars than anything else. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Zupan’s in Portland, Oregon (Belmont Location) a few hours ago on 07-December-2013 for US$1.99 sampled in my hotel room a few hours later on 07-December-2013 here in Portland.


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