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RATINGS: 68   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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philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Oktoberfest Lager--2009 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.00% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Dark--Thin lace hint tan head. Clear dark bronze red color. Roasted malty mild hop front. Malty mellow sweet toasted toffee smooth mild creamy rich roasted Fest body. Smooth refreshing mild hop clean lingering malt easy end. Dark interpretation of Style. Sampled 9/14/2009. 6-Pack--$7.79. Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Oktoberfest Lager--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Dark. Light tan thin mild lace head. Clear dark bronze ruby red brown color. Toasted malt mild dark fruit black cherry hop front. Mild sweet smooth malty toasted roasted toffee cherry rich dark mildly fruity dark Fest body. Smooth mild hop roasted spice hint end. Sampled 8/26/2010. 6-Pack $7.79.

3.5
wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
First tried at the brewery/pub in Missoula, MT during the first Oktoberfest in 1988. Pours darker than most would consider for an Oktoberfest/Marzen, but that is the more traditional style from many, many years ago. Thick rich and malty, but not sweet like contemporary watery versions of the style. Not too strong at 6% ABV, so you can enjoy a few at a fest session. Quite good.

3
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Very dark pour with little head. Nose of nutty caramel. Nut flavors with malt. A very weak finish. Starts out as strong in the flavor, but leaves you wanting more in the finish.

3.3
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle. Suprisingly dark, ruby colors only showing through with moderate light. Clear with a decent light tan head that fades to a ring and leaves fair lacing behind. Aroma is rich and malty with a little background of earthy hops. Lighter side of medium bodied. Flavor is pretty malty and a bit too much of residual sugar. Decent earthy hop bitterness. Not bad.

2.6
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Pours a dark caramel color with a hay aroma. Taste is cereal, malty, with a caramel sweetness in the aftertaste. A slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
kyzr (1607) - Montana, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Has more roasted falvor than I was expecting. Good rich color, medium head. Finishes with a little sweetness to it.

2.9
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Growler filled about a week ago. Kept cool. A: Dark brown with a little bit of head formation, a central cap of the peanut foam is present. Red hue where light shines through. No lace. S: sweet cherries, wood, rye bread, sweet yeast (I’ve had enough Bayern to smell a distinct sweetness from it). It’s pleasant. T: Nutty, bland and watery. Kinda has an original corn nuts flavor. M: Thin with pretty substantial carbonation. Semi dry finish. O: Decent beer, but not particularly taking my fancy. Serving type: growler 09-06-2011

3.1
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pony keg purchased by my friend Skinny Heitz for Oregon’s dismantling of the USC Trojans. Dark brown pour with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of apples, molasses, caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, pepper and molasses. Very weak mouthfeel. Mediocre beer but everything tasted pretty great on that epic night.

3.1
vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Couleur ambré avec un petit col beige. L’arôme du malt et cereals. Le goût est du malt, cereals et levure. C’est un très peu sucré.

3.5
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Nice dark amber color. Cream colored head. Sweet and malty. A very drinkable brew.


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