RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our twist on the German Märzen bier, we give you a Paso Märzen. Traditional imported malts offer subtle honey-like aromas with hints of Noble hop spice. The stars of this brew are the imported Pilsner and Vienna malts that offer malty sweetness that carry through to the end. German Hallertau hops add rich Noble hop character to balance this exceptional Marzen. This beer is 100% stainless steel and gets the name Oaktoberfest as an ode to our hometown, Paso Robles, Spanish for "Pass of The Oaks". True to Oktoberfest custom, this beer makes its debut in time for fall to celebrate the age-old German tradition.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2423) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2017
4x 16 oz can pack from Roths Sunnyslope Market..very dubious about this..way out of date..this is not what i expect from Roths..but as they were $6.99 giving it a chance. Pours a golden clear colour with a largish rocky /frothy off white head. Nice honey malty aromas.. toasted cereal and honey.nice. Smooth honey sweet and with the slightest touch of grassy hop. Good for gulping. Mouth feel allows great drinkability..which is what an Oktoberfest is all about surely? Overall a super Oktoberfest..very light , very tasty and very gulpable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (471) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Ar: Toasted malt, grass, and hay; herbal and rich malt, but with a lighter edge. Ap: Bright orange-amber, crystal-clear and brilliant; medium off-white head with good retention, leaves a ring of assorted-size bubbles and a thin cap of blotchy foam. T: Toasty malt with a very, very light sweetness; hay and a light sulfur note; cracker malt and herbal hops on the finish, with a low bitterness; very clean ester profile, with just a hint of sulfur and butter. P: Medium body with high carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: Tasty oktoberfest-style beer; good depth of malt flavor and restrained hopping; fermentation profile is quite clean, and the beer has a very pretty look; quite quaffable, with none of the overly sweet and pronounced caramel flavors that many American-style oktoberfest beers suffer from.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (1051) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Pours clear amber color with a tight, 2-finger white head. Biscuit malt aroma with some caramel. Vanilla oak note as it warms. Medium body with a brief finish. Wood notes mix with biscuit malt. A touch of hops bitterness underneath lightens it a touch. Maybe a note of caramel too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3332) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Can. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, dough, and grass. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, dark bread, grass, grains and had a bit of honey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6012) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Pounder: Hay aroma. Clear amber, thick head. Dried leaves, honey. Light body, easy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (118) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Faintly malty nose with very slight bubblegum banana notes. Pours a medium amber. Pleasantly balanced maltiness and bitterness, with a delicate noble hop flavor and no objectionable harshness. Medium-slick honey-like mouth feel. Very drinkable brew, but nothing really grabs me about this one.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Can at home with Caressa and Apollo. Picked this up because I was craving some oak barrel, and an oaky oktoberfest sounded perfect and intriguing, then I read the description on this page. Kind of deceiving. Anyways this can poured crystal clear light brownish amber with a huge foamy head. Faint malt on the nose with a whiff of maple syrup. It’s a light bodied marzen, lacking the expected malty, bready sweetness. Lighter bodied. Lightly hopped, a bit of crispness on the finish. This is unsatisfying as a marzen. Light on everything including flavor. Pass. Not what I would expect from FW.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Tallboy can from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Slightly hazy amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee and toasted malts, mild nutty notes. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, green and herbal hops. Thin bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - DEC 17, 2016
Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden-orange-amber color with a big billowy white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is mainly a mix of caramel and lightly roasted malt smells mixed with a rather decent oaky taste. Along with these smells comes some lighter aromas of spice with a little bit of nutmeg and some clove. Taste – The taste begins with a toasted malt taste with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. Overall the sweetness is very light with it remaining so throughout the taste. While the sweetness remains lighter, the roastiness and some cracker tastes grow stronger as the taste moves forward. Along with these flavors comes some nice light oaky and woody tastes as well as a little bit of a herbal flavor, one is left with a slightly drier and toasted malt taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly lighter side while the carbonation level is rather high. For the Oktoberfest style I was not all that impressed overall. Less carbonation and more body may have accentuated the malt and some of the roasted flavors a little bit better. Overall – An alright Oktoberfest, but in my opinion, not really what an O’fest is supposed to taste like. Not enough maltinesss and sweetness all while having a little bit too much roast and wood/oak. OK, but not really a great Oktoberfest in my mind.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
exeter (521) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
Pours the colour of straw with a light head and no lacing. The taste is of breadiness, honey and citrus. It’s a smooth brew. A little on the light side for the style. Not bad but not great.


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