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RATINGS: 67   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
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Nice dark amber color. Cream colored head. Sweet and malty. A very drinkable brew.

3.5
Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Poured deep amber/brown with an off white head. Aroma was raisin, brown sugar, caramel, and earthy notes. Flavor was pretty much the same with a medium body and low carbonation. Odd o fest.

3.5
jgb9348 (6476) - 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.

3.5
stevoj (5567) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Looks like a dunkel, tastes like a marzen. See through dark brown with initial foamy beige head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of roast grains. More sweet malt taste, syrupy consistency, sweet finish. Lovely!

3.4
kyzr (1596) - 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.

3.4
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2005
DARK. Very nice beer in this it’s 2005 incarnation, but closer to a bock in character than Octoberfest. Dark brown, smooth munich and vienna malt flavor, rich, yet adequately dry in the finish. Getting harder a nd harder to find a good fresh lager around Octoberfest time, this one will certainly do...

3.4
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Rich and clean malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Deep amber orange color with great clarity and a decent off white head. Medium malt sweetness with a light hop bitterness to balance. Medium body with a creamy texture, medium carbonation and a medium length finish that leans toward the malts. Smooth and rich.

3.4
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.

3.4
mar (5440) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
brown with a cream short lived head. nose is sweet malts, roast, graham cracker, and dough. easy on the palate, heavy roast at first, followed by rich malts, dough, and caramel. roasty finish as well.

3.4
3fourths (9358) - 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.


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