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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

212 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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Ratings: 212 | Reviews: 126 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BillRoth, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Morakaton, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

HarryPotHead, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Druss157
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Druss157, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dmk91, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
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!

Jeffreysan, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

oriolesfan4, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

amandajclark, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Hockey_Fan, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Tavo2311, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Boone757, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

NationalEERS, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

sprague808, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Xach
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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.

Xach, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Thin frothing, rudy amber hue

Smell: Mild sweetness, grassy, malty breadiness, mild herbal hop, toasted bread

Taste: Decent smoothness, clean graininess, fresh bread, toasted grain, full-on maltiness, subtle herbal hops flavor, balancing hop bitterness, bread crust finish, ends dry

A good O-fest, hits all of the right buttons but does not exactly wow. Still a good rendition to check out.

Jason, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ejimhof, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BeerForMuscle, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

SakellariosVouvalis, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

LoveStout, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ygtbsm94, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of brewerburgundy
2.6/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle, glass jar, bottled 8/17/13.

It's a nice, deep orange amber. The head is loose bubbles and doesn't have much staying power.

Aroma is slightly grainy and lager-like; barely there.

It's a bit nutty with a little of the herbal numbing noble hop in the tail end. Dry cracker yeast. There isn't an abundance of flavor either.

Typical lager lightness and effervescence.

My overall impression is typical low-flavor lager with more caramel or maybe Munich malt added.

brewerburgundy, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

WaterCzar, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

acurtis, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

mkdzimiera, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

2dogbrew, Sep 08, 2013
Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.