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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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3.3
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pours clear dark amber brown with a frothy beige head with decent retention. Aroma of sweet caramel and nut, along with some darker fruit. Taste has some burnt bitterness and sweet caramel and fruit sweetness. Medium long bitter finish. Medium body.

3.2
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
I think the commercial description about says it all. Very short and sweet this one was. Very malty and nutty just like I expected it to be, no hops detectable at all, maybe as an afterthought. Medium - bodied, with a nice chewy sweetness at the end. The best of the Bayern beers that I have had.

3.2
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle. Deep garnet color, smallish tan head with some decent lace. Nose is sweet caramel, some banana, and bit of nutmeg. Mouthfeel is thin and the finish is less sweet than the nose led me to believe. Not much hopping in the boil on this one, but I like the flavor. I wish Bayern would kick up the gravity a bit. It seems like they brew to the common palate more than I’d like. Missoula can handle more gravity than this.

3.2
Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Picked up 12-oz bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a dark caramel cola brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a fine film and thin ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some light flowery hops, a touch of toffee and raisins. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt and some dry roasted nuts and citrus. Finish is slightly dry with a good hop bite and a faint caramel malt aftertaste. One of the more dry Oktoberfest brew than the sweeter styles I’ve tried.

3.2
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Kyzr. Poured dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is malty with notes of bread, some roast and maybe a little yeast. Flavor is mostly sweet and malty with a lightly crisp finish and light roast. Kind of thin, but it is flavorful.

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

3.2
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues and tan head. Aroma has a nice dark roasted maltiness with notes of nut and very doughy/bready. Flavor is much the same with a nice sweet and subtle spicy profile With a touch of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, not the usual Marzen but I enjoyed.

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
reebtogi (6267) - 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.

3.1
vadie (1256) - 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.


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