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RATINGS: 996   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German hops make this lager true to style. Patient cold aging makes it wonderfully smooth. In bottles September through February

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3.5
alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours pours a slightly hazy dark golden amber with a medium sized foamy off white head. The aroma has toasted malt, hints of caramel with mild sweetness. The flavor is lightly toasted caramel malts, slightly nutty, hints of hops but this is definitely malt forward. Medium bodied, pretty good Octoberfest.

2.4
gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget Majorna (Göteborg). BB 11 JUL 2015, sampled on October 17, 2014.
Clear to perhaps a tad bit hazy deep golden to amber to pale copper oxide color. Smallish teal head that leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. Mainly malty and grainy scent, sort of raw grains, a bit to the dry and acidic side. Dry, malty, sweet, grainy, grassy, herbal, light bitter taste. Some bitterness, grainy, light acidic, dare I say some stomach bile/puke aftertaste. Medium to fizzy, to the high side CO2 mouthfel, medium to medium high rather dry and mineral like bitterness. Some floral stems, solvent like almost harsh bitterness, rather resin like green feel to it. Some sand and wet stones mixed with cabbage and dandelion leaves. Lots of garden greens and not so much herbal richness. The hops does come through some, but are shadowed by a lot of not so well implemented characteristics. Not for me, and I wouldn’t go for German style either, just not something I’d go out for again, as for always per my personal taste.

3.4
KyotoLefty (10194) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle. Malty nose, caramel, chocolate, toasty and almost roasty. Close to a toasty Vienna. Pretty brown with orange and a low, fine head. Clear. Toasty flavor with some chewy caramel. Strangely toasty. Definitely unique for the style but tasty and very well made. Not traditional.

2.5
olio (10167) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
355 ml bottle @ Naamat.
Pours amber color with a small head. Some berries and malts on the nose. Malts, berries, toffee and faint earthy notes on the flavor. Some really weird notes here, don’t like it.
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3.1
marcus (10142) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Poured orange/copper with a massive beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a decent caramel malt flavor with some light hop bitterness. It’s fairly tasty, but the malt is too thin.

3.7
phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a deep clear orange color with a small off-white head. Notes of caramel, toast, nuts, straw, spice, and dried leaves. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Really solid. The flavors and aromas really come through in this one, whereas other marzens can be a bit bland. Best of the style I’ve had in quite some time, probably the best American one. Ignore the Swede two spots before me on this one.

3.4
sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2008
Courtesy of damienblack. Pours orange/copper, off white head. Aroma and taste, some nice hops, caramel malts, possible notes of corn giving a sweet aroma. Aftertaste of light hop bitterness. Nice risp finish, refreshing and easy to drink.

2.9
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2009
On tap at Quarry House Tavern. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a thin, beige head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Caramel malt, Worcestershire sauce, and earthy grain aroma. Taste is simple caramel malt with some good, basic balancing hops. Very basic, rich lager.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Best by: 12/3/12. Good, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Medium to lighter body. Toasty and caramel malt aroma. Some spicy, earthy hops. Good moderate bitter taste. Clear slightly darker amber color. Minimal off-white head. Maybe a dot of lace. Good sweetness, maltiness. Hint of clove. One of the better oktoberfests, and of course, great to enjoy with a sandwich

3
arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours orange-red with white head, aroma has notes of nuts, caramel, and some earth. Taste is a bit weak and muddled, but has notes of nuts and earth, slight spice. Not bad, just not my style.


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