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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Classic German-style Oktoberfest Lager that goes down smooth with a pleasant, toasty, malt flavor. The addition of traditional German Magnum and Hersbruker hops provide a crisp balanced bitterness and spicy/earthy aroma to round out this robust beer.

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3.1
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Draught pint at The Looking Glass in Janesville, WI, October 12th. Poured a dark somewhat brackish amber with minimal head, though some could be created with a bit of swirling...at first almost not aroma to be ascertained, just a dry husky leaf-like character; with several minutes a bit of caramel malt does come through and some resin...much the same experience in the mouth, with just a dry, dusky and bitter nothingess, but again it improves fairly dramatically with a few minutes sitting, and just enough sweetness comes out, and the ending dryness becomes less harsh. Medium-bodied, fairly strong carbonation. One of the better arguments I’ve experienced recently for not serving too cold, this I would have rated in the low 2s after the first couple of sips, but it became quite drinkable (if not among my favorites in the style by any means) in 15 minutes.

3.5
Jow (4091) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Tap at not sure where I am. Fine copper pour. Nose is faint caramel and toasted malt. Tastes of toast, malt, caramel, earth, hint of currants, some sweet Apple to finish. Fine for style

4
arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Orange amber. Fruity orange malt with hops. Flavor is fruity toasted malt and balanced hops. One of the best Oktoberfests I’ve had in awhile.

3.4
drpimento (3761) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Nice head, but more of an amber rather than traditional red (personally for this kind of beer, I prefer traditional). Aroma is caramel malt and hints of toast and hops. Flavor’s similar to nose, on sweet side, good carbonation. Body’s a bit thin. Good enough finish. An ok Okfest.

3.7
akoeninger (775) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Amber nutty oktoberfest. Very good. Medium body, a little American hops. Sweet, nutty, earthy

4.1
HonusWagner (2226) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2016
A bit hoppier than usual for style but a nice nutty Oktoberfest is hard for me to turn down. Good stuff.

2.8
JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bronze color with a taller ecru colored head. Some hops aromas (a touch citric) and hint of caramel and toasted malt. Light sweet flavors. A bit nutty and some floral hops mixed in. Not real clean, not toasty and refreshing, I’m quite certain if a brewery in my fatherland were to bring this one to market there might be a revolution. 10/12

3.4
ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Draft at Dark Horse, 11/17/15. Great win by my Terps! Clear orange color without much head or lace. Nice malty presence on a small hop note. Average carbonation. Solid beer.

3.6
ffbot (444) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Nice pour, orange yellow with small thin head that went away after a sip. Malt, hops, alcohol, barley, corn, yeast in the aroma. Taste follows, very balanced. Nice hop and pine presence, balanced well with sweetness and a bitter aftertaste. Nice

4.1
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a beautifully clear dark-honey amber, and forms a massively fluffy slightly off-white head that leaves lacing on the glass just by diminishing. Smell: Glazed doughnut with pepper sprinkled atop, Taste: Thick bread, sweet caramel, slight hints of toffee, white and black pepper, vague suggestions of earth and wood oils. A bit of a floral tinge at the finish. Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium, and sharp. Overall: I enjoyed this marzen. I would drink it again.


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