RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ordained as the “official Oktoberfestbier,” Fest Märzen is sweeter, more robust and flavorful than your typical Märzen. Specialty malts were used generously adding to the higher, more festive alcohol content. Best enjoyed in leder hosen.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2518) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Amber color with a half finger of head. Nose full of grain, barley, malt and honey. Rich smelling, just like it should be. Rich taste too. Malty, sweet, a biting bitter at the end. Crisp, moderate carbonation and medium bodied. The taste and the body are excellent. The combination of the malty taste with the crisp body create an amazing experience. After four years of living and drinking my way through Germany, I can confidently say this is probably the best non-Bavarian Oktoberfest beer that I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grain, and wheat bread. Flavor of caramel, orange marmalade, toffee, and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2015
stronger than their traditional marzen...and consequently less traditional...but a good solid toasty brew. Malts of caramel and bread, very light citrus. Nice if not terribly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods. Amber pour with a red tint. No head. Nose of toasted malt. Taste of caramel, toast and subtle spices. Sweet, but not overbearing. Earthy malt, hop bitterness and the alcohol give a rich, crisp flavor. I’m no authority on Marzen but this is delicious.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teddlet (12) - Magalia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A fun take on a classic style, starts out with a dry toasted malt before a malt sweetness comes in from behind to create refreshing quaff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Deep copper, clear, off-white head. Bready Munich malt, nutty notes, malt balanced, clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4761) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at the Barrel Republic. Appearance: Medium amber with a sudsy off-whitehead that leaves streaks of lacing on the glass. Aroma: Surprisingly hoppy; although this is mild (and Piney), I expect the malts to dominate. . Flavor: Very good sweet/bitter balance. Mild hopping yet relatively piney/hoppy flavor for style. Feel: Medium body with good carbonation. Crisp. O: a West Coast Marzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber with a red tint. No head. Aroma of toasted malts. Flavor is somewhat complex for a Marzen. Notes of spices, plums, brown sugar. Sweet, but not overbearing. Slight bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On tap at the brewery. It pours a clear amber color with an off white head. The aroma is toasty malt with light notes of honey and fruit. The flavor is complex toasty malt with a dry, spicy noble hop finish. Full bodied and satisfying. Clean and finishes dry as a bone. A lot like their regular Marzen. Love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle from a small store in Woodland, CA. As Fest Harvest Lager (7.5%). Pours clear darkish copper with a transient beige head. Malty aroma. Med + body. Flavor is dark roast malt - black or near it , but roasty - with something suggesting earth/herb hop. Seems mildly spicy. Flavor is quite strong, so this is arguably an exceptional marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4441) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
14 Feb 2013, bottle. light orange/dark pink, faintly hazy, thin foamy head. nose is sweet, wet bread, maybe faint banana, some yeast. thin body and fizzy. some yeasty notes, red ale malt, slightly toasty. nicer taste than aroma. decent.

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