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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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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corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pours a hazy golden orange/amber color with pale golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Slightly earthy aroma with hints of toasty nutty malt, autumnal spice and earthy hops. Thin watered down mouthfeel with a lot of spicy notes up front, mostly clove, cinnamon and brown sugar. Slight vanilla presence with lots of toasty malt, roasted nut and caramel malt. Crisp dry hops lasts throughout and are prominent in the dry earthy finish. I mean earthy is the most literal sense, as in tasting like soil. Kind of bland but easy drinking.

3.5
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle. Just a faint hiss of carbonation upon opening. Pours a bright orange color with minimal carbonation. Flavor is sweet malts, bready and slightly chewy, a hint of nuttiness. Finish has a definite German hops profile, with that slightly metallic bitter hint. Light bodied and clean finish. Simple yet well done. Reminds me of the German Oktoberfest beers.

3.5
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Pours a clear amber copper with a thin layer of tan colored head. Aroma is very nutty, malts and bread. Flavor is malts, sweet nuts and herbs. Palate is light and creamy with medium carbonation.

2.9
tedovertu (298) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Average Marzen. Standard light amber color with some caramel and toffee. Small quickly dissipating head. A little watery and thin in texture.

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 (2127) - 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 (3921) - 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 (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Faint caramel malt on the grainy nose. Astringent body with faint caramel malt. Thanks to Skyview for sharing.


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