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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Station--Poured a brown-chestnut body with a thin white head. Nose of bread and crispy grains. Resided on the malty sweet side. Mildly creamy with a touch of floral hops. Thin dull finish that needed more complexities for sure!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (6149) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3514) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle: Amber pour with a thin beige head. Not much to the aroma; a little sweet and malty. Florals show up a little bit in the taste, but caramel malt and an herbal note are the forefront. A little bready too. Overall refreshing and paried well with the general’s chicken.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (386) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap, Old Chicago, Bozeman MT. Pour is dark copper, cream colored head. Aroma is spicy, malty. Taste is a light bitter, surprisingly light body. Very smooth. Kind of disappointing, I was expecting a bit more complexity.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarlacc83 (2201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from New Seasons. A: Clouded brown, creme colored head which turns from foam to whisp. Some lacing. N: Cocoa, biscuit, peas, bread, hay, touch of toffee, a bit vegetal, walnuts, and a hint of smoke. T: A strange combination of sweet and bitter. It doesn’t seem like that’s the case, though. More of that almond profile. M: Chalky, medium bodied, dense carbonation. O: Not a great Oktoberfest. Perhaps it’s the yeast being used here, but it’s neither clean nor pleasingly bready.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16624) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (3141) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Brick red with a tan head. Aroma is very malty with ripe fruit. Sweet, toasted bread, caramel, medium dark fruits. It’s decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany brown with a fading and slightly lacy tan head.Darktoberfest? Aroma of molasses, nuts. Medium body and light carbonation. Taste of molasses, and a dash of butter. Sadly, it’s not quite thick enough to pour on pancakes. Sweet molasses, spice and earth finish. Kinda sorta one-dimensional.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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


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