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Maierfest Lager - Rogue Ales

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Maierfest LagerMaierfest Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 08-15-2009

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Durst Pilsner, Durst Munich and Weyermann Acidulated
Hops: Oregon Perle.
Yeast & Water: Oktoberfest 2633 Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

14º PLATO
29 IBU
77 AA
4.2º Lovibond
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Kromes
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy pale copper color with a thin line of white bubbles on top.

S: Sweet toasted malts, caramel and a touch of earthy hop.

T: A nice, sweet toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar flavor up front that continues into the finish. It is sweet with only a touch of hop at the end to take the sweetness down just a touch.

M: Light-Medium body with low carbonation make this a good session beer.

O: A good Oktoberfest beer. No off flavors. Sweet without being cloying and good drinkability.

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Vylo
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pumpkin orange.

Smell is strongly citrus. Jumps out at you and is pleasant.

Taste excellent. I find it hard to put my finger on what exactly is in it. most likely apples, orange, possible pumpkin.

Mouthfeel is good, could maybe use a bit more carbonation.

Overall, great ocktoberfest style. Very drinkable.

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Hopslinger
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of benbou17
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of deapokid
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Beertracker
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of bob727
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Onenote81
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend brought this over to the house last weekend for our annual pumpkin-carving-beer-tasting party. Split and poured into a mug.

This beer pours a dark amber/orange with a thick bone-white head on top. A fair amount of lace left behind after each sip. The nose is sweet with caramel, pale fruits, and faint floral tones. Good body as the carbonation bulks this up a bit. Moderate chew to it. Sweet caramel malty flavors start things out, but then a refreshing hoppy bite closes it out. I like that interplay with the hops. Nice refreshing Marzen that I will gladly have again. Thanks, Jared!

Photo of zeff80
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a two-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left some thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of caramel and floral notes. Not much else.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and some bready malt. A subtle spicy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A light bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice oktoberfest. Good but not great.

Photo of confer
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is a deep yellow with a lot of haze. The big white head promised on the label only lasts a brief time.
Smell is all malt, caramel and sweet.
The taste is on the sweet side with a hint of orange and a biscuit finish.
Feels a bit on the thick side for a lager. Overall another good Maerzen, one of many.

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin white head that rapidly faded away, leaving only a bit of lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is quite malty and has aromas of bready malts along with hints of caramel, toffee and sweetness.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and the malts assert themselves in the flavors. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and is smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink for the style and goes down smoothly. If it was slightly less malty and filling then I would consider it to be sessionable.

Photo of sommersb
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 10-09-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Seidel
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Color is dark golden, with an off-white head. The head is about 3 fingers on the pour, but doesn't stick around long and leads to little lacing. A few bubbles are seen in this clear beer.

The aroma is crisp and lager-like, with a nod to the pilsner malts included I think. The lightly toasted malt and grassy hops make up the aroma, but overall is a bit weak.

Taste is dominated by a solid malt base, with bready and caramel flavors. Some bitterness from the hops rounds out the taste but does well to stay in the background.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with a medium body. The carbonation is medium to high. The finish is dry, with both malt sweetness and hops making up the aftertaste.

As I worked my way through the bottle I enjoyed it more and more. I'd say the beer as a whole is greater than the individual parts. It really comes together well and I'd recommend it.

Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a reddish tinted gold w/ minimal head and lace. Sharp, almost pungent pils-malt aroma along w/ some dry breadiness and a touch of wet hops. Smooth and light bodied but borders on being watery at times. Has somewhat of a residual stickiness and you can detect faint sweet malts along with dry, grainy malts and bitter hopping. Finishes disappointing as instead of a crisp bite or anything it's just watery. A decent but underwhelming beer that tries to be both dry and sweet and just doesn't pull it off that well.

Photo of samie85
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a copper-tinged color with a half-finger of white head that quickly dissipates.

S-Bready and caramelly malt notes with herbal and spicy Oktoberfest hop notes.

T-Bitter herbal notes upfront with some subdued bread and caramel malt with a bitter finish.

M-A little thin bodied with prickly carbonation and a drying feel.

D-Not exactly my favorite interpretation of an Oktoberfest as the hops overwhelm the malt in this one.

Photo of rootbeerman
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours amber orange, with a finger or so of white large bubbled head.
S: biscuity and bready slightly sweet. Plain but wasn't really expecting gold style wise.
T: simple, light bready malt sweetness. Light hop bitterness that is barely earthy on the back end. This just seem to be lacking on the malt some.
M: smooth easy to drink as the style should be.
O: yes it is very easy to drink, but its just not all there, not as bready as most, not as dark as some.

Photo of Brewski4Drewski
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed September 3 at Savannah Craft Brew Fest '11.
A: Light cloudy amber color not as dark as most Marzen. Big white head holds carbonation.
S: Slight malt and nut tones, and subtle hopping
T&M: Crispy taste and finishes on malty smoothness. Could sesh out with this one. Booze is coming from somewhere not sure if I am missing something.
O: Decent brew, not my favorite Oktoberfest, was expecting more malt considering its a Rogue beer but it'll do pig.

Photo of Merkur
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a much lighter than normal Oktoberfest amber color. The beer is also cloudier with a larger amount of white head.

The beer smells malty and nutty aroma.

The tast is very crisp and tasted a good bit of hops. This was very surprising and refreshingly so. The beer finishes with a nice malty flavor.

This is not your usual Oktoberfest beer, but is very well done.

Maierfest Lager from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.