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40
66
style
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!

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piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Draft. Pale amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are malt accented with notes of sweet pilsner malt and mild caramel. Bready and sweet on the palate with backing notes of plum and mild herbal hop. Medium bodied with a fairly crisp finish. Simplistic, but decent.

3.2
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Beaming golden. Persistent, tightly-woven white head. Aroma of hayfields, candied lemon zest, metal, honeysuckle, cane sugar and honeyed white bread. Hint of concrete. Soft carbonation, although a tad foamy. Honeyed-hay sweetness precedes a very gentle floral, nectar-kissed Hallertauer expression. A hop-derived spiciness shyly pokes through with wood and aniseed notes bringing much needed firmness to the body. Hushed lemony shades impart an acidic sparkle while synergizing with the leafy elements. Fairly good balance, if leaning towards sweet. Malt is nice and polished, albeit simplistic, with prevalent white bread and wafer cookie accents. No presence of melanoidins or vibrant hay lushness from the pils malt. Honeylike sugars cling to the palate and thwart much of the snappiness, although a dried hay characteristic helps restore some dryness. Mostly clean fermentation, with the exception of a touch of saccharine. Lean but fairly sweet finish is comprised of white bread, golden raisin, grassy malt and a hint of fuzzy DMS. Bit of a mixed bag is this one. Nothing particularly stands out that wows me, and the concrete, metal and DMS, while subtle and tolerable, could be cleaned up. Would prefer a drier finish and more hop expressiveness, but all in all this is perfectly effortless to throw back.

2.9
GreenCat (114) - SLOVENIA - OCT 1, 2016
0,5l on tap. Clear yellow with white head. Aroma is rich malty, a bit of caramel and some herbal hops notes. Moderately sweet. Body is medium with average carbonation. Finish is quite dry with long pronounced bitterness and some tarty notes. I also sensed a bit of metallic aftertaste.

3
mmmbeer (1425) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
12 oz. bottle from 6’er poured into a shaker- poured a transparent thin yellow color, razor thin white head with several frog eyes on the surface. Aroma of "Euro-hops" and wheat. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is very refreshing and definitely tastes more like a lager than a Marzen, middle holds up well, finish is crisp and refreshing. Hey, it was free- old lady brought it home with her from work since she held some sales rep with a big contract- nice!

3.4
AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Clear straw colored pour. Aroma and taste are classic marzen. Sweet biscuit. Not bad. Not my favorite style.

3
madnorwegian (232) - FRANCE - SEP 30, 2016
Thought this was a hefeweisen when I smelled it. Smells like bananas. Sort of sweet corn flavor and slight bitterness. A good lager style beer. Would drink again.

3.2
hershiser2 (3245) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2016
$2.25 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours clear gold with only the dusting of a head. Aroma of fall: grasses, browning leaves. Flavor is malted grasses, autumn leaves, mild corn, slightly sweet grains. Very drinkable.

3.5
Torrefacto (1675) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 29, 2016
Dorado limpio y espuma blanca. Aromas de cereal, ligero floral y sulfuroso suave. Cuerpo ligero y sabor como en aroma con final seco y sulfuroso equilibrado.

3.3
Kauge (1958) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from Sip. BB 22.06.2017. Pours pale golden, clear body with a bit of floaties. Good off-white head that retains and laces nicely. Straw aroma with grassy hops, pretty nice. Tastes of malts (loads of cereal notes), with dry and grassy bitterish finish. Very dry on the palate, with thin but active carbonation, and - as advertised - rich body. Simple but well made. I’d love this to be available year-round if I were a lager guy.

3
Evilkniamhel (955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle from appellation dalry. Pours clear gold. Aromas of spices, light malts, grass, pine.


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