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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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198 Ratings

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-14-2012 20:16:41 | More by THECPJ
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

06-02-2012 21:06:41 | More by briandaube
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-08-2012 00:08:29 | More by songoose
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-24-2012 23:08:54 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-19-2012 01:44:54 | More by jfcaa193
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-10-2012 14:44:46 | More by matt062286
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-14-2012 15:36:14 | More by AndrewMichael
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

01-12-2012 15:50:11 | More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-13-2011 21:27:42 | More by DeutschesBier
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-07-2011 16:23:15 | More by ROGUE16
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-03-2011 18:59:07 | More by deapokid
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-30-2011 20:47:49 | More by imperialking
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-29-2011 01:47:02 | More by RobertColianni
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-24-2011 15:45:37 | More by EastCoastHawkeye
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-19-2011 18:22:37 | More by thisladyluck
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-18-2011 17:43:54 | More by nmann08
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New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-17-2011 00:14:06 | More by sobeleg
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2.28/5  rDev -35.8%

A: Amber pour with about a finger of white head.

S: Toffee, caramel malts, maybe a grassiness or water mixed in. Sort of strange.

T: The taste is not great. Tons of malts, caramel, the watery taste, dry finish.

MF: Light and carbonated well. Very dry and weird aftertaste that sticks around for a long time

O: One and done, this was no good.

11-01-2011 04:57:07 | More by russwbeck
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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

This beer pours a bold, clear rust color with no head or lace. It's aroma is of nuts and toast and not much more. The flavor is nutty with hints of toast and ice tea. The mouthfeel is light and watery. Old Dominion Dominion Octoberfest is an okay beer. Not much flavor and way too thin for the style but it'll do in a pinch. Slightly recommended.

10-25-2011 00:01:06 | More by B967ierhunter177
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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Flying Fish OktoberFish.

A: Slightly hazy amber with particles and three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a few minutes or more. Okay lacing.

S: Malt. Bread. A bit grassy. Mild overall.

T: Light sweetness and subtle bitterness. Toasted and caramel malt. Grassy hops, but mild. Matches the nose.

M: Medium bodied with a sort of bite. Medium carbonation. Not bad.

O: Overall, this was pretty good. It's as shame the aroma and taste were a bit mild. I liked the Flying Fish better.

10-14-2011 23:50:34 | More by SolipsismalCat
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District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

12oz bottle served in a tumbler. Bottled 8/10/11 per easily-found text on the bottle.

A- pours a amberish copper. Healthy 2-3 finger head recedes quickly. No lacing.

S- bready with a certain nuttiness to it.

T- carmel with some very mild hops. An odd hint of citrus (from the hops?). Feels more light a muddled (and light) brown ale than a marzen.

M- somewhat thick and sticky for the style. Not a big fan in this department.

O- not bad. Has some nice qualities, but a bit too muddled and divergent from the basics of the style for my liking. Not planning to revisit anytime soon, but certainly wouldn't hesitate depending on the options.

10-14-2011 03:29:21 | More by fo5s
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3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

Thanks for sharing this, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: A rather bland and watery aroma to this. Some sweet toffee malt and a little bit of bread. Maybe some yeast notes and a few fruit esters to it as well. Light hop aroma.

T: Sort of watery on the palate as well. It's got a slight vegetal note and some earthy hop flavors. Bread and toffee provide some sweetness.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Just too many flaws to this and too watery.

10-08-2011 23:06:28 | More by womencantsail
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2.65/5  rDev -25.4%

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a 6-ounce taster glass.

A: Clean, bright orange copper color with a one-finger head of creamy white foam which settled out pretty quickly and left no lace.

S: Minimal toasted grains, herbal, grassy hops and a predominantly metallic nose.

T: Quick flash of toasted malts with a little caramel and biscuit flavor before dry, grassy German hops trickle across the palate. This is overtaken by a light, watery, grainy and slightly metallic taste that ushers in a dry, bubbly finish. Not a whole lotta good flavor to be had.

M: Thin, clean, dry and a bit over-carbonated of a marzen for my liking.

O: There's a stab in the dark at German authenticity in this marzen, but overall it fails to achieve anything but mediocre red lager success in terms of flavor. AT 5.8% I'd rather sip on something worth its weight in malts. Pass on this okay-looking but none-too-flavorful fall lager.

08-15-2011 13:58:46 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.38/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a bright golden coppery color with a thin, fast fading off white head. Smell is of roasted malt with notes of bread dough and sweet fruits. Taste strongly of malts and caramel with a hint of spice. Finish is nutty with a very light hoppiness coming through. Medium body with good carbonation.

02-04-2011 18:21:27 | More by CuriousMonk
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

I had this at the Dulles airport in the Old Dominion bar/restaurant. Pours a dark brown, with a good head and fairly robust lacing.

Smell is good, strong of toffee and malt. Taste was good, reminded of the days I lived a couple of miles from the Old Dominion Brew Pub in Ashburn, VA (since bought by Anheuser-Busch and closed - boo, hiss).

A very good example of the Oktoberfest type of beer, although chilled it warms you with its look and feel. Taste is better than average, drinkability very good, mouthfeel is a little thin.

11-24-2010 16:29:55 | More by SmokinSmyth
Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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