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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The American name for the beer traditionally served at Oktoberfest celebrations in Bavaria. Amber in color, this lager is smooth, malty, and well balanced by German hops.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (367) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Poured a reddish amber with a fine light head that faded to a nice lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with a fruity hue. Taste was complex with maltiness upfront with a decent a carmel and nuttiness. The finish had a ’hay’ flavoring with a light hoppiness. The mouthfeel was decent. Overall, a nice marzen brew.


3.3
MNAle (207) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Lager aroma: yeast, bread, hints of fruit, maybe a little spice. Deep amber with lots of bubbles and a tall off-white head, receding within a minute or so to a thin cap. Mild flavor, with just a hint of bittering in the middle and a malty, relatively simple-tasting finish. In the mouth, it is a bit thin. Yes, this is a lager fall seasonal, but there is not much to recommend this beer against the other regional Oktoberfests, and it is completely outclassed by the Germans. Nothing too bad, it is just not remarkable.

3.2
George999 (462) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2016
The pour is clear and copper in color, with a caramel colored head. The aroma is bread, yeast and caramel. The taste is caramel with a peppery finish and a good malt backbone. The carbonation is high communicating a brighter finish but leaving a little roasted malts.

3.4
wxman (1835) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Pours a clear copper color with a substantial antique lace white head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits, a bit of vanilla and almost non-existent hop bitterness. Really good, but perhaps a bit sweet.

3.5
tmoreau (4540) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2016
On tap at Lucille in Madison, WI. and served to a sampler showing a clear, amber hue, a presentable layer of off white head foam that reduced to a persistent ring & film, with ribbons of lacing. The nose was light grain, toasted, with Munich & light lager scent, and just a tad of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste mimicked the aroma notes in a more mellowed fashion, and contributed a low, earthy bitter. A clean rendition of the style.

3.4
CanIHave4Beers (4194) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2015
On Draught
Pours a rust color with a small but well retained head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is malty with some toasted nuts & some leafiness. It’s not overly sweet smelling, it’s clean, it’s inviting.

the flavor is malty with some toasted nut things happening. It’s got some leafy and herbal hop character. The beer is not overly sweet, it’s clean... it’s a little nutty.

As far as Oktoberfest goes, this is just fine.

3
Atom (2536) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12oz bottle pours a hazy copper/orange with a huge khaki head. Light toffee and caramel malt aroma. Light taste caramel and toffee, lightly fruity. Not offensive, pretty bland.

3.4
schmittaj (16) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Not bad, decent balance of malts, slightly sweet. My biggest issue is a slight metallic aftertaste.

3.5
Aggiebob (1219) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Copper color with a frothy beige head. Caramel malt flavor. Sweet taste. Very balanced.

3.1
Ratman197 (15121) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber wth a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, bread and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of caramel, bread and light toasted malt with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

3.6
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is creamy, malty, easy to drink, tasty caramel malt finish. Ok lacing.


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