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RATINGS: 92   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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3.3
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Aroma is light, malty. Pours a clear brown, medium head. Flavor has a broad, tasty malt profile: nuts, tea, toffee. Turns dry, slightly tart and puckering, on the finish.

3.2
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled from bottle: Pours a beautifully dark yet clear illuminating copper colour with a finger sized white head. Aroma is slightly nutty, slightly malty with soft caramel undertones. Taste is creamy on the palate with hints of milk chocolate, mint and pepper.

3
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Not much in the nose, touch of candied malt and faded hops. Lemons, toffee malts with a touch of those earthy hops coming out in the finish. The earthiness is strange with the flavors and the body is overly watery. Ok, but nothing I’ll ever choose to drink again.

3.1
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2008
12oz bottle, ’08. pours clear copper with off white head. a sweet malty aroma with foral hops. sweet malts, dried fruit, earthy finish rounds out the palate. nothing special.

3.4
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Cloudy copper color with a thin tan head. Caramel aroma with a smooth, roasted malt taste and a light hop bite for a nice balance.

2.6
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Faint caramel malt on the grainy nose. Astringent body with faint caramel malt. Thanks to Skyview for sharing.

3.2
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2007
12 oz bottle. Red amber with solid medium beige head. Slight lager grain with sweet malt and caramel. Flavor is grain, banana, sweet, slight dark malt. Well carbonated medium to full body that fades to a nice creaminess. Solid.

3.3
JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Perhaps not as fresh as it could have been, but it is only November. Great malt aroma and malt flavor. Some caramel. Good, smooth palate. Not the most flavorful oktoberfest I have had, but quite good anyway.

3.2
Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Picked up a six-pack at Trig’s in Wausau, Wisconsin. From a 12-oz bottle, pours a clear coppery amber brew with a fast dissolving off-whtie head that disipates clean. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some flowery hops with some dry toffee. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a caramel malt flavor with some dry spice, toffee and some tart pear. Finish is slightly tart at first and then a sweet biscuit and caramel malt flavor returns. No bitterness in this bottled Märzen.

3.2
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was one finger high and off white. It dissipated relatively quickly to nothingness and didn’t leave any lace behind. Delicate aromas of subdued spicy hops, humble malty toffee, and a hint of apple. Pretty nice. Slightly sweet on the tongue with crisp carbonation. Malt dominated flavor without any appreciable hop contribution. Tasted of toasted bread accented by light toffee. Not bad.


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