Brewed by Warsteiner Brauerei
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Warstein, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Older versions seem to have only 5.0%ABV.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9642) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle. Clear, deep golden color with a thick bubbly head. Nose is candy caramel, corn, light hops. Sweet and a bit cloying flavor with a touch of caramel and what seems like Munich malts. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1134) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops, biscuit malt fill the mouth. Finish is medium and semi-dry. OK brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (2362) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Rating #1966 - 2015.09.26 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 3, Beer 67 - Draught at Taphouse Grill. Aroma has a hint of malty sweetness, and a strong grassy whiff. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Light bitterness in the finish, quite smooth. Expected fuller body and a little darker colour in an oktoberfest. This is pretty uninspired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (5271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
Draft at Die Bierstube. Bittering, sweet. Touch syrupy lager, ok grain bittering over light color and tall, heavy cream. Ok drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1047) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 30, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin white head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel and grain. Similar aroma. Has a medium body with a clean finish. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (838) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is noble hops, champagne-like yeast, and bready malt. Appearance is clear golden yellow with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger-width foamy white head with poor retention and light lacing. Taste is lightly sweet fruit with noble hop bitter 2nd half. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with sticky texture, lively carbonation and light bitter finish. Overall, it’s fine but doesn’t have a lot of heft to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fombe89 (2622) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2016
On tap, @Dos en Uno, Turón. 24/01/2016. Color amarillo, sabor maltoso, cuerpo ligero.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paulcy (1) - - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
Ok-a little short on Octoberfest flavor. Don't buy a case Not worth 75 characters.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dacrza (899) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: a nightcap in preparation for Thanksgiving... APPEARANCE: slightly darker gold than the original, with the same classic white soapsuds topping its body; menial effervescence; head becomes rocky and collects reasonable lacing...AROMA: definite fruitiness to start--almost the scented cassettes I would listen to in the eighties?--with a tortilla-like breadiness pervading.... PALATE: mostly a thin, medium-bodied, drinkable body that leaves a malty lingering aftertaste--not inviting the next sip...TASTE: biscuit and bready dough beg a bitter,, semi-sweet experience... faint caramel and hops cannot balance the profile, and the nutty undertones do not develop substantially...OVERALL: slightly heavier and less crisp than the original, the Warsteiner version of the Oktoberfest pushes more malt but loses any chance of being refreshing or balanced; likewise, the malt is thin, which makes the experience not only unbalanced but also not worthwhile...drinkable, yes...worthy of being sought out? not so much...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_rookie (469) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Pours a dark hay color. It looks like a lager. It’s a lot lighter than all the other marzens I’ve had. It’s clear. About one finger white head. No retention, and no lacing.

Aroma is toasted malt, biscuity. It says on the bottle that it has hop extract, and I smell the "hop extract." I recall one other beer that had hop extract and that same smell, and flavor for that matter. It does have some slightly sweet aroma, but other than that, there’s not much else to say about it.

I taste that hop extract stuff. It’s just a pungent concentrate, like it’s not blended real well. You’ll know what I mean It’s more bitter than I expect from a marzen. It’s malty, it’s pretty sweet, but hop flavor, bleh. Maybe some nuttiness in there. It doesn’t really taste that much like a marzen.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Medium mouthfeel, clean and dry finish. It’s easy drinking, and sessionable.

Overall, it’s not great. Doesn’t taste like an oktoberfest to me. Well, as I let it warm up, it gets a little better. I don’t really recommend this. German or not, pick something else.

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