Seven Sisters Münchner | Five Seasons Prado

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Five Seasons Prado
Georgia, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2002

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by nickfl:
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4/5  rDev +14%

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Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Prado location.

Pours copper in color with a decent head that leaves sheets of lacing.

The aroma is slightly less malty than hoppy.

Flavor: nice balance. Mildly bitter. Moderately hoppy. Faintly spicy.

Mouthfeel: soft, near medium carbonation with a near medium body. Smooth

O: solid version of the style.

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Photo of Sammy
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

European hops in this Vienna, and well malted, caramel. Thin, not complex, easy drink but malt and finish was not satisfying. The more recent experiments, the Belgians and barleywine had more body. This, while I found weak in body, had appropriate carbonation. A transition from macro beer I guess.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.41/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

I tried this at the brewery. It poured a clear amber with no head and no lace. The scent had faint malt. The taste was bland nicely and boring to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with flat carbonation. Overall it was a poor quality beer.

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Photo of jim102864
2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this at the Five Seasons, Atlanta location recently. Served in a tall 1/2 liter glass. Deep amber/copper color. Very clear with some evidence of carbonation.

The nose was slightly flowery, but even that was so faint, I had to struggle to notice it. Not much going on here. I'd expect malt to show it's face but nothing doing.

A very clean taste but so much so that nothing stands out. This is a very bland beer. Clean and crisp is fine but where is the flavor that makes this any different than any canned AB product?

Again, clean and utterly boring mouthfeel, but that's what best describes this beer...a total bore. I'll give it a second chance some day if I'm in the neighborhood next time in Atlanta, but I wouldn't recommend this beer to anyone.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer pours a copper color into their tall slim mug. The head stayed for about half the session and was approx. 1/8”, a bit uncommon with this style. The lacing was very good and the carbonation pronounced.

Smell: The nose is malty and has a caramel finish.

Taste: The taste is very good. This is one of the best Märzen / Ortoberfest beers that I have ever had. It has an excellent balance between the malt and the hops. It has a zesty citrus, malt, and caramel flavor.

Mouthfeel: A medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a very good drinkable beer. The 5 Seasons produces some very good beers and this is one of their anchor beers.

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Photo of meechum
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark amber into a large mug had a tight white one finger head that fell quickly leaving no lacing.

S - You could smell a little hint of the malts but overall not a huge nose

T - The taste was nice and malty, much like a marzen and it had just a bit of hop in the finish..I thought it tasted pretty good

M - Carbonation was on point..good

D - I thought this was a very drinkable beer and would not have any problem tossing back several of these in a sitting..

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Photo of aracauna
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A little watery like a lot of the 5 Seasons beers, but definite malt to the flavor. Not a bad beer but there's not enough happening here to make it truly good.

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Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I rated this one before I saw the reviews. Frankly, I'm surprised that this beer scored as low as it did. I think this is a fine Marzen/Munich style beer. It is gold-amber in color and only slightly hazy. Excellent lace was left on the glass.

The aroma is mild--very low hop with only a hint of malted barley.

What impressed the most was the mouthfeel. This is a soft beer with a generous dose of fine good-champagne bubbles. Absolutely delightful on the tongue. The beer flavor is more typical of the style.

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Photo of warmstorage
2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Even though they say that it's just "slightly lighter" than the Munich Helles, it's actually much milder, and in a pleasant way: the lager taste isn't as pronounced through corn.

Appearance: unremarable, standard issue yellow/clearish.

Nose is almost non-existant; initial taste is thin, and has little flavor; the whole thing improves as it warms. Mellows and gets a bit sweeter and more full as it warms up, secondary tastes indicate hints of spice in the body and finish.

Summary: light, thin, boring. Not bad, but really not worth bothering with beyond a sample.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excerpt from the brewpub's beer menu reads:
"Our signature beer. Named for the seven original breweries that hosted Oktoberfest. The beer celbrates going back 1571. It is a deep rich amber Bavarian Lager (known as a Vienna Style to beer aficionados) with a full, rich, volumnous body and a very malty finish. Enjoy with pork, roasted chicken, sausages, and mixed grills."

The mug is delivered with a brightly clear deep golden, lighlty copper color; and with a creamy off-white head with persistent retention, islands of lace, and an overall inviting appearacter that's typical of well-made Oktoberfestbiers.

Mild and malty aromas of light bread crust, tea-like herbs, and dense breads fill the nose with medium intensity. Pleasant sweet scents of pilsner malt and light grain make for an effortless transition to taste.

With part sweetness and partly grain flavor, an overwhelming malty taste dictates control throughout. Rich bread crust flavor closes in on flavor of caramel, but without the sweetness associated with caramel. Soft hops provide a tea-like flavor at mid palate, but fade nicely into a balanced bitter taste in finish.

Creamy and rich throughout, the beer has a 'fatter' body than most lagers, which delivers a more fortified texture. A late malty-dry finish of fleeting sweetness and carabonation allows for a soft grassy bite in aftertaste. Very clean and drinkable from the very first sip until the soothing finish. Highly drinkable, this beer is way too sessionable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer arrived at the table crystal clear light golden with a long lasting white head which lace the glass.

The aroma was slight diacetyl with light maltiness and a slight munich/vienna malt nuttiness.

The flavor was again slight diacetyl with some residual sweetness on the palate as the beer was first consumed which dried over time. The flavor was again munich/vienna malt most prominent, but the flavor had no crispness, and the malt may have been overdone.

The finish remained sweet with slight drying over time. The body was medium. Definitely not the best Vienna Lager around.

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Photo of Mickelswit
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured into a tall mug, forming long, amber-brown column with a nice white head. The serving temperature was perfect - cool but not cold - and all of the smell and taste elements seemed balanced. There was a strong maltiness associated with Oktoberfest beers, though little of the sweetness that comes from underattenuation. Hops were very weak in the nose but formed a backbone of aftertaste. Its best quality was its drinkability. I've tried it with food and without, and it goes down smooth either way. It reminds me very much of the Maerzens I drank in Germany.

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Photo of beckje01
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

So at the bar I read their little description it talked about Marzen and Oktoberfest but at the end of the blurb it said to the beer geeks that it was closer to a Vienna Lager which I would have to agree with. So I'm reviewing this as a Vienna Lager, which saved it a few marks compared to if it was a Marzen/Oktoberfest.

A- Amber color with a low white head, no activity.

S- Good malt smell but a little light in the nose I would like a bit more to smell.

T- Lots of malt very nice malt but odd after taste which really distracts from the rest of the flavors.

M- Perfect for the style, can't say anything more.

D- Very drinkable if you keep drinking it, if your the constant sipping type this is perfect for you the drawback of the beer are covered up but I'm not that type I stop and talk a lot so it was a chore to go back to drinking it.

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Photo of hurleymanvw
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the 5 season prado. Deep copper color with a nice thin cream colored head. Sweet taste of camamel malt and a good balance of grain and malt. Nice finish and very drinkable. This beer is a nice one to put back at any oktoberfest celebration.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrived in a tall, slender mug with a clear, copper-toned body topped off with a finger of white foam maintained by a constant, steady stream of fine carbonation.

Smell: Sweetish, predominately bready nose of German malts. Slight hint of light caramel. Mild notes of spicy, earthy hops.

Taste: Opens with a notably sweet taste of sugar-encrusted, toasted bread crusts. Additional hint of caramel. Very small hint of grain. Clear lager yeastiness. Lightly spicy hop presence with a small measure of imparted bitterness. Bready, sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel overall.

Drinkability: Always a good choice at the 5. A pleasant beer that drinks very (sometimes a bit too) easily and pairs with a wide range of foods.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is 5 Seasons' signature beer, and for good reason: it's a smooth, very drinkable beer. The flavor is not all that impressive, but this makes it a good choice for people who aren't into strong, hoppy beers. It is also a good beer to start with if you plan on knocking back a few.

When I am at 5 Seasons and someone is not sure which one to try, I often recommend this one since it has a good general beer flavor but is not overpowering. Seven Sisters is a good "party" beer for when you are drinking with friends or watching a ball game.

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Seven Sisters Münchner from Five Seasons Prado
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 20 ratings