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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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3.8
GregMooreNH (118) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Pour amber with deep, foamy head that leave significant lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee and citrus. Taste is rich caramel, leading to sweet nuttiness. Aftertaste is smooth and creamy. One of the best marzen beers you will find.

3.8
Lager43 (51) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Great example of a marzen bier. Malty and smooth. Smuttynose did a great job with this Octoberfest bier. Probably in the top five in America. Not widely distributed though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Draught @ Hayseed Pub: This one pours a darker golden color. There was a small white head and some lacing. Good nose. Malts and some earthiness. The taste is good. Malty, a little bit of spice and some earthiness. Nice!

3.6
JStax (7181) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle sample at the source. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. Aroma has Munich malt and big breach notes. Some honey. Sweet and breads. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2016
I guess it’s this check in, couldn’t find any other ones that remotely looked close. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a golden yellow almost burnt color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated quickly. Light carbonation rides upward at a fast pace. Head dissipates leaving some messy stringy lacing here and there. The aroma takes on dried grassy hops over top of dried malty notes. Caramel, toffee and some nuts are there. Dried malty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable smooth malty feel to it. Low carbonation. Not cloying. Overall, pretty dry for an Oktoberfest beer. Not sure if I would come back to as I think there are better ones of the style on the market.

3.4
malrubius (3022) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle from Brewtopia. Clear copper with lasting head and lace. Caramel aroma with minerally earthy hop and a touch of booze. Sweet toasted caramel sweetness almost boozy bourbon with earthy grassy minerally finish. Medium body a little sticky and more alcohol presence than I’d expect from an O-fest. Still good.

3.5
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sampled both "regular" and a special cask version at the brewery. The latter was more aggressively hopped, ruining the marzen maltiness (though still tasty!) but the original was a fine example of the style.

3.5
tfontana (1132) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2016
22 oz. bomber poured into tulip glass from the brewery. Aroma is bread with some champagne and sour yeast with a tinge of industrial lemon floor cleanser (not necessarily a bad thing). Appearance is clear, beautiful golden yellow with light sparkle, 1/2 finger-width off-white foamy head with poor retention and no lacing. Taste is lightly sweet malts with late mild tart and bitterness. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture and biting carbonation, dry crisp finish. Overall, true to style, though not as malty as one might expect, with some nuance that mostly works.

3.8
thornecb (6064) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours deep, clear gold into a stang. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Cracked corn aromas. Soft with sweet candy corn front to back. Nutty bread finish.

3.6
HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
From the bottle poured a golden brew with a thin white head. Slightly metallic aroma. Slight notes of vanilla with pretty good balance of hops and malt.


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