Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Germany’s most popular fall beer, this "Oktoberfest-Brau" is brewed in the traditional marzen style. Pleasant toffee-like flavours, medium body and low hopping make this a seasonal lager worthy of celebration. Prosit!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (1000) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange/amber colour with a brownish head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, malts. Flavour is of light coffee roast, malted barley, a bit of toffee, some spices. Somewhat bitter aftertaste. Leaves a bit of a tingly mouthfeel. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Bottled: H2511. Rich copper in colour with a thin quickly dissipating white head, very light lacing. The aroma is grainy, lots of cereal, earthy and musty. The flavour is where this gets weird. Lots of grains and herbal, toasty with some caramel sweetness. Fizzy mouthfeel, light body, highly carbonated. Finishes long, tangy. At times this tastes like it has insane amounts of alcohol. Drinks different, unlike any oktoberfest I have had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a cloudy copper colour. Little to no head leaving a thin white ring. Aroma is molasses. Flavour is mostly sweet maybe butterscotch/toffee(possible diacytal). Very light bitterness/off sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a hazy copper with small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a small ring. Aroma is sweet molasses. Taste is vienna malts and some sweetness with a slight sour finish. This beer could really use some more spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (2190) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Bière cuivrée, légèrement voilée, où une mousse se manifeste lorsqu’on la verse, pour disparaître aussitôt, sans laisser de traces. Au nez, c’est principalement malté et caramélisé, alors qu’un côté poivré est aussi présent, à faible dose. En bouche on retrouve les mêmes particularités olfactives. Une effervescence soutenue et une impression aqueuse est perçue lorsqu’elle passe au travers le gosier. Une légère et plaisante amertume est présente en arrière-goût. Ce n’est pas une grande bière, mais elle fait amplement l’affaire. Il n’y a rien de désagréable, mis à part l’étiquette, qui est affreuse. (Lot H2511) (402-171012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
500ml bottle
4.9% ABV
I tried this beer on October 4, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LBCO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a translucent copper colour with a thin rocky off-tan head. The aroma sweet bread, yeast, grains, and floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is sweet malt, some graininess, and weak bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (943) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Amber color body, the head is big, but the retention is somehow mediocre. Aroma is sweet caramel, rye bread, fresh herbal hops, yeast and some spices. Taste is a nice mix of caramel and wonderful aromatic hops with a good backstage breadiness. Really good balance between bitterness and sweetness. Great job Garrison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinsenn (2173) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
500mL bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice clear orange with a thick white head. Slight toffee aroma, with some yeasty and metallic notes. Sweet taste up front, which quickly gives way to a dry metallic finish, with not much else in between. Some hints toffee, if you’re looking hard. Feels thin and watery. Not my favourite from Garrison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (8895) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
pours slightly hazy, light coppery-orange with a small off-white head, little retention. fresh cereals, very fruity, oranges, pumpkin, spices - peppery and garbagy. light herbal-citrusy hops. average carbonation, light body - slightly lacking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
Yellow bodied with some retained head. Neutral aroma. Light mouthfeel, with above average carbonation. Fresh bottle from LCBO. Easy drinking, tastes a bit more bitter than its 16 IBU. Nice job to input flavour coinciding with lower abv.

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