RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This amber colored lager is in the Märzen style. Rich and hearty for Oktoberfest celebration.

Editor’s Note: Found at several Rock Bottom locations. Alcohol varies, but is usually slightly above or below 5.5%.

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2.8
obxdude10 (2378) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Sampled at the King of Prussia location, not all that great of a Marzen-style beer in that the hops were way too overpowering, lots of hops all over the place in this beer, overpowering in the nose & finish, but worse yet in the flavors, this was more like an American-style pale ale, copper in color with a very light & thin off-white head, minimal lacing around the glass, just a hint of malt in the flavors but not enough for the style, a very disappointing beer

3.2
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2006
tap at the s. denver location.it was free for the first half hour of the tapping, so i drank a lot of it. poured a red orange color with a decent white head. aroma brings oranges, malt(words are not coming easy, don’t know how to expand on this). a bit of flower garden in the aroma also. taste is at first sweet with some sulphur notes, some taffy flavor, a bit of karo syrup, caramel, and a bit husky with some burnt notes in there too. a bit drier in the finish then i was expecting. an easy drinker. i like, easy to drink sit and drink 4 of in half an hour.

3
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Sample at the Chicago location. Quite clear gold-copper, little head retention, touch of lace...very sweet, malty nose, honey mostly with little robust roasty/smoky character...flavor much more interesting, though sweet and syrupy dominates the mouthfeel, a bit of acerbic character comes in later, charred would and light dry herbal hops. OK.

3.2
steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
San Diego / sweet, malty flow. it actually reminded me of Dead Guy. bubblegum, toast, orange citrus, slight banana, little to no spice. not that complex, but pretty smooth.

3.7
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Tap in Denver. Pours a rich amber with a sweet, sugary malt aroma. Flavor is a sweet bitterness like an English Ale with sugar. Palate is a bit watery. Good Oktoberfest.

1.8
Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Denver
Medium brown colour. Light toffee, heavily fruity aroma. Slightly caramelly flavour, again fairly estery in character. Apricot, red grapes...lager?

2.7
willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
09.29.05 Tap at Denver brewpub. Clear amber. Fruity grain, not toasty. Pretty sweet with a long finish. Doesn’t display that salted breadiness I look for.

2.6
Ernest (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Draught, Rock Bottom, Westminster.

Head is fully diminishing.
Body is medium amber.

Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot).

Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.

Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

2.9
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Sampled at Rock Bottom Denver during GABF
tan/amber color rocky white head well laced. Smell is light weak hop and some toffee. Palate is smooth and well coated. Flavor has a touch of smoke to it and a toffee malt and a pice of wheat. I don’t like it

3.3
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Chicago location. The beer is a glowing amber body with a thin white head. The aroma is almost non-existent. The flavor is nicely marzen. Sweet Vienna malts, caramel, touch of starchy fruits like plantains. I’m not a "fest" fan, but this is good. The palate has some carbonation/effervescent qualities.


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