RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A clean and balanced presentation of malty sweetness with a refreshing herbal hop finish. There’s an Oktoberfest in every sip. Best enjoyed with savory pork dishes, slow-grilled meats, bold cheeses and smoked game.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours an orange color with white head. Grainy, earthy, malty flavors with a slight bitter aftertaste. Weak oktoberfest.

Aggiebob (1293) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2017 Bottle. It poured a nice rich clear golden color with a tight off-white head. It has a caramel aroma. The taste is sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Very good Marzen.

ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Amber color. I found this to be weak, bland and a bit watery. I generally like this brewery, but this makes two consecutive seasonals that I did not enjoy.

ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Pours golden, white head. Aroma was toasty, malty, toasted bread. Taste was sweet, malty, slight grassy finish.

HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle. A- Sweet bread, caramel, stone fruits, sweat, gourds. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Sweet bread, caramel, malty, rotten apricots. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet malty finish. O- Not what I am used to for the style but not bad. It’s got a weird aroma and finish that reminds me of overripe stone fruit. Not bad not great. Glad I tried it, but don’t want it again.

MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2015
In my humble diagnosis, the bottle for Aries is the most badass one that Empyrean has ever put their beer in. As it turned out, though, my first experience with Aries was on tap. A good experience, too. Aries poured effervescent and nearly golden. It kept a thin layer of head all the way to the end. Aroma has sweet bread and mild hops. Flavor is understated. It doesn’t have the caramel sweetness of my favorite Marzens but it’s certainly smooth and satisfying. Though it’s brewed for fall, Aries hits the spot best on 90+ degree Nebraska days like this one.

BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Tap at Rhombus Guys in Fargo. Very slightly hazy orange pour with a small head. Mildly toasty, earthy, malty, and pretty simple / straightforward. Not bad.

Maltser85 (363) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a nice golden copper color with a one finger white head. Aroma is super clean, just a slight toasted note. Taste is also really clean, with some nice toasty malt notes and a nice bitter grassy hop that finishes clean. Overall just a really solid brew. Brewed in March and bottled in August, it has time to calm down and clear out. Medium light body instead of light and 5.3%ABV

eric_victor (60) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours dark hazy orange thick white head quickly disappears. Malt aroma with sweet malty aftertaste.

cat_klotz (11) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
I have to say im fairly new to the world of enjoying new beer. I thought the had a nice crisp taste. Very refreshing. Hazy golden color.

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