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

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

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2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
A - Pours a clear golden straw. Big fluffy 2 finger head. Blots of lacing left behind. S - Husk and sweet grain. Earthy lager yeast. T - Spicy hops off the top. Earthy grains flowing heavy. Weird honey kissed malt. The malt slowly starts showing up more as it sets. I poured the beer at 47 degrees F. This is not a good representation of the style by any means. I think they got the Pilsner tanks mixed up with the Marzen tanks. It’s like a macro pilsner with artificial sweetener. Serving type: bottle 09-21-2010


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ACHops (1430) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap @ Prost! Pours clear medium golden with thick lacy white head. Aroma is lightly toasted malt, typical marzen notes are present but very light. Taste is likewise - nice standard caramel marzen, but pretty light overall.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (892) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours a clear straw color with a white head. Aroma and taste of biscuit, light malt, grass. Light-bodied and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (947) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Good German malt aroma from a crystal clear yellow/gold body with a foamy white head. Good Oktoberfest flavor with a creamy body and good, somewhat assertive, earthy hops. You can taste the higher alcohol here and it matches the beer well. Lingering malty and spicy hop aftertaste. Very good Oktoberfest.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wattoclone (17) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
A great oktoberfest, coppery amber with a small white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is nutty malt with a hint of honey and hop in the finish. Very similar to my favorite version of this style, Paulaner Wiesn, with a value price and a bit more cereal flavor. Considering I could get a case of the Warsteiner Oktoberfest for less than $1 a bottle with the rebate in 2015, I am a fan. Sadly, I have not seen it around at my favorite distributors in 2016.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (4113) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2016
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a golden yellow transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. A cap of a white head sustains and dissipates at a nice pace. Thin mild lace. The aroma takes in sweet biscuity/bready thick maltiness flowing into semi-sweet to underscored grassy bitter hops. Light honey and floral. The flavor revels in the balance of it all. Nice sweet smooth malty biscuit aftertaste. Sly semi-sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it . Low carbonation helps bring about smooth sweetness. Overall, why argue with the Germans about if this is any good or not. For the style, one knows it’s top notch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2367) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2016
0.33 l single bottle from Lifesource in Salem OR $1.79 Pours a nice slightly deeper gold colour with a nice sized thick and frothy off white head. Pleasant enough caramel/toffee creamy aroma of malts. Slightly grassy hops. Taste similar to the aroma with aspects of toffee and burnt toast... Nice well carbonated mouth feel..very nice not watery but very drinkable. Actually this is a fairly decent mass produced version of marzen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Stein plus a pint at the Bohemian Biergarten. Clear amber appearance with an off-white head. Aromas and flavors of caramel, toffee and nutty malts linger to a light hoppy finish. Smooth, soft and well-balanced overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (549) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
At 2016 Dayton Octoberfest. Pours dark Amber with a thin sticky head. Spicy cardamom cinnamon orange zest tang. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6516) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle, denoted as Special Edition, orange golden color, thin bodied, corny syrup flavor, light malt, roast, plain finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (7881) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Ok for style. Light malt and some caramel. Orange golden pour with ok head and lacing. Clean and crisp finish. Tap at Saufhaus.


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