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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1769) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1628) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1413) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1253) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Nice dark amber color. Cream colored head. Sweet and malty. A very drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. 2010 edition. Pours murky dark brown with orange hues. Minimal head and lacing. Shame about that. Maybe pour this one closer to room temp. Aromatic nose of fruitcake, Frankfurt bread pudding, sweaty sock funk, and soft molasses sweetness. Mildly sweet flavor. Light-medium body, average carbonation. Malty finish for a malt focused brew. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Very dark. Aroma of campfire smoke. Initial sip is full with candy malt sweetness. Middle has moderate alcohol mixed with caramel. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a nice bready malt taste and slight hop bitterness. Definitely an American marzen, prob why I like it so much. Screw Munich, I’ll take Montana!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2003
caramel and nutty aroma, dark brownish red, good body, malty and semisweet with a lingering hop finish


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