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


on tap

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Older versions seem to have only 5.0%ABV.

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zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Mild thin caramel malt and some earthy hop. Mild bitterness. A pretty lame Marzen if you ask me. Their Dunkel is better than this. But I’ve never been overly impressed with Warsteiner anyway-give me a Bittburger or a Paulaner anyday.

Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
On tp at Mahars. Poured a light orange with good body to it. Aroma was as expected, spicy and sweet. Flavor was the same, spiced and sweet, with not alot of punch, but good.

Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle, BB 6/11/09. Poured clear, bright golden with faint shimmers of copper.. just a dusting of head stuck around. The aroma was sweet with notes of corn syrup and caramel at first.. hoppage was on the light side with some fruity and leafy presence. The flavor opened with lemon zest and almost oaky sourness on the tip of the tongue.. syrupy sweetness rolled in and ended up supporting a bit more of the lemon and some spicy bitterness.. finished sweet with caramel and corn. Light-medium bodied and tangy on the palate (which interfered with clearly evident underlying smoothness).. still very drinkable.

lumpsowers (288) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Thick mouthfeel, slighty sour and spicy, with hoppy citrus finish. Tasty oktoberfest

Krazyjon (11) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2008
I’m a big Marzen fan, and jumped on this the first time it came to town. Sadly, it’s pretty weak as far as Marzens are concerned. Really lacks the barley richness others have. A good session beer probably, but nothing special.

JFGrind (2071) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Never had this one from the old country. Mild sweet malts, golden body and light bitterness. Anymore I get confused with Marzens/O-fests, the American versions seem to pack much more flavor than the German ones. And Warsteiner Oktoberfest is typical run of the mill Marzen beer.

aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Pours a light golden amber with a small head. Aromas of some malt and doughy yeast. Flavor is dissapointing light malts. A below average marzen style oktoberfest.

wxman (1848) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a deep golden color with, like their premium beer, a thick white head that doesn’t stick around. Aroma is sweet malt and not much else. Taste is sweet malt and caramel with some faint hop bitterness. Refreshing and unoffensive, but no Oktoberfest characteristics whatsoever. I wish these German pils factories would leave this sort of thing to the Bavarian brewers.

RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pretty lousy marzen. Very light color. Light hay aroma and flavor, no richness.

otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Bottle, poured. Light head, not dark. more of a golden-pumpkin color. light body, lively, thin feel, abrupt finish. Not bad, but not a good octoberfest. More of a basic german lager.

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