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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Autumn Seasonal beer is a traditional Maerzen style lager. We use eight types of imported German malts and four hop varieties to create this amber-colored fest beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2002)
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Reviews by MurphyMacManus:
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MurphyMacManus

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. longneck into pint glass.

A: clear red/ medium-light brown with off-white head. Leaves impressive lace.

S: Clean lager aroma--it's hard to describe. And heavy on the malt in the nose.

T/M: Malt. Toasty, biscuity, slightly sweet malt, with just the slightest hit of hops...maybe. It's almost like drinking a perfectly done pie crust, and I like that. And it has nice body without being heavy.

D: Most definitely sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 05:02:37 | More by MurphyMacManus
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden-copper, amber color with a half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass

Aroma: Very malty and very bready, like freshly baked sourdough or French baguettes. I get notes of black pepper, and caramel, as well as floral notes of clover and honey.

Taste: Very similar to the beer’s aroma. Very malty and bready up front, with notes of black pepper, caramel, salted butter, honey, all beautifully balanced with some hoppy bitterness at the finish. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium and creamy with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent American version of an Oktoberfest beer. Beautifully crafted, beautifully balanced, beautifully flavored, this is one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers. I love it!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:54:52 | More by Jeffreysan
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Xach

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First review!

A - Katie really liked the color, thought it was a nice amber. This is our first tasting, so we didn't really check out the pour. 4 was compromise, I thought it looked a little flat.

S - I thought it had a slightly... old smell? Didn't really like the smell at all. Katie felt it had a toasty smell, but very faint.

T - It wasn't a great taste, just slightly better than ok. Probably could've gone lower here.

M - It was slightly under-carbonated which Katie didn't like. I thought it was pretty smooth, but otherwise, not a great mouthfeel

O - Very average. I was feeling a bit lower, but Katie thought it was a nice middle ground for us to rate future beers against.

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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.