Brewed by Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Moosbach, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Mad King’s Fest - ABV 5.5% The Mad King Fest Beer aroma and taste are exactly in line with each other. Very straightforward bready and biscuity with a mild hop presence that makes it so drinkable. This is the German way. This Festbier is a very Bavarian-specific style of the region’s seasonal offering. While it may be reminiscent of a Helles (Lager) style in representation, it is stronger. It is very unique, refreshing, well-made, and wholly enjoyable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Whole wheat bready beer start to finish.   A bit grainy and dusty.   Lacks some sweetness that would really balance this out.   Light caramel or toffee.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Quick finish, at least its fairly clean.   Light, a bit too whole wheat breadiness for my tastes.   Finish drops off too fast too.   However, tiz clean.  

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (4372) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Gift from Terry - thanks! --- Solid, rich aroma of musty malt and bread. Clear amber brown color, small off-white head that slowly drops to a full rim, strips of lace. Taste is bready caramel malt that coasts through very light fizz to just a touch of hops in a medium finish. The flavor is balanced and works well, but seems oddly without carbonation. Too bad! It could be a keeper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a .5L bottle. Pours a nice, odd, yellowish, amber color. Nice sweet malty/bready aromas. Nice flavor too it as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
16.9oz bottle poured into a shaker. The initial aroma is a faint bread dough, but shortly after that a strong, tart, red grape juice aroma overwhelms the nose. There are subtle grainy undertones, but it’s primarily red grape juice. As it settles down a bit, biscuits become more dominate on the nose. It pours a hazy-murky yellow-orange with a thin soapy and noisy (crackle) white head that. The taste is a medium / medium high sweet with a light bitterness to it. It’s a thin, watery texture with a light body and a thin, zippy carbonation. The grape juice is still there, but much lighter than the aroma leads on. Notes of roasted grains, biscuits, light licorice, a light roasted caramel touch, come through finishing with the roasted grains, light metallic. A fresh, clean, herb-like aftertaste sits lightly on the palate. Very easy drinker, session-able.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear light brown color with a small white head on there. Nose has some caramel and earthiness to it, and just a little bit of breadiness. Taste has some light bread elements to it, and is very slightly sweet. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (6517) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Swing-top: Clear, dirty gold with a short, soapy head... Old grain malt aroma. Sweet grain malt, bready flavor. Slightly stale, a bit off.... Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Sweet malts, bready yeasty notes, and light earthy notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (6146) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
500ml flip top bottle. Hazy orange-tan body, thin white head. Butterscotch tinged aroma. Tastes a little old, faded. Sort of has a nice, cleanish body..but the flavors aren’t that great...funky fruity buttery tones that make it seem off...or maybe just cheap malt? Either way, not one I’d revisit unless I was in Germany.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ccex (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
$3.49 50cl swing-top bottle pours a clear golden color with small white head, a few rising bubbles and no lacing. Aroma is full of grainy, bready malts with some fruits. Taste is slightly bitter with some hops present in the finish - along with a slight metallic taste. Body is thin to medium without much carbonation. (This may have been an old bottle). Drinkable, but slightly disappointing. The packaging is the best part.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
I guess it is a Maerzen. There isn’t much info on it anywhere. 500ml returnable swing-top. I think it might have been brewed last year but haven’t seen it until now. The smell is fruity with doughy notes. Slight toastiness. Some diacetyl. It isn’t 100% all there but decent. The flavor is also quite fruity. It is rich in malty in the taste with a nice sweetness and some dough. The hops come through in the flavor with some low bitterness but a nice flavor. Nice mineral water body with some slight metallicness. The flavor is pretty good on this one, not too bad.

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