Maierfest Lager | Rogue Ales

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186 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by IronDjinn on 08-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of jkroese
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle dating, but this is likely to be over a year old. Pours hazy golden orange color with a small 1 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, toffee, herbal, and light earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and decent strength; very pleasant. Taste of caramel, toast, pear, biscuit, apple, toffee, nuttiness, floral, herbal, and light earthy spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, light fruit, nuttiness, biscuit, toffee, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors with good robustness; zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest lager. Nice robustness with a good balance of toasty and nutty flavors with light fruitiness(which I prefer in the style); very smooth and fairly crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of GiantMidget
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of pmckenney
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of travolta
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: slightly hazy apricot, minimal to no head retention. No lacing.

Nose: Malty sweetness, honey, clover, tiny citrus and tropical fruit to finish.

Taste: Calm and pleasant mouthfeel. Sweet malt, herbaceous crispness.

Notes: A malty, nice beer. Not like Rouges' usual production, but still a nice beer to drink.

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Photo of GeoCait
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Zorro
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slightly chill hazed amber with a puffy white head.

Toasted grain aroma with a nutty scent like wheat bran. Slightly spicy noble hop aroma saffron and hay scent. The nutty smell makes this smell a lot like a Bock beer.

Starts out a little sweet with a slight tobacco taste. Biscuit malt flavor. Herbal tasting the sweetness again makes me think Bock beer.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall it is expensive and too sweet.

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Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Bike2work
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dasunder
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Rathakem
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Horbar
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Saviorself
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very lightly hazy golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that dissipates immediately leaving a very thin ring of bubbles at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Very subtle/light aroma of sweet malts, caramel, and grassy/earthy hops.

T: Flavor is sweet toasted malts, caramel, and brown sugar. The beer has some more subtle hints of citrus zest and floral notes. There is some mild earthy hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a dry finish.

O: Good for the style but nothing special - I have had many other beers in this style (though this is the first I have reviewed) and I would much rather have other beers instead of this one - not a bad beer just pales in comparison to others. Easy to drink and a decent session beer.

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Photo of Phloxy
1/5  rDev -73.4%

Photo of truthcontortion
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of kbt5273
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BeerCon5
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, bright golden color with a nice foamy white head with good retention.

The scent was sweet and grassy, with some notes of caramel.

The taste was of sweet bready malt, notes of floral hops, and some caramel presence.

Light bodies, smooth and a bit crisp, moderate carbonation.

I thought this was a really good beer, very flavorful and easy to drink. I would definitely go for this again.

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Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Typical 22 ounce Rogue bomber, w/o freshness info.

A- Cloudy, dull tangarine amber, quickly departing light tan head, leaves nominal fine bits of lace.

S- Earthy malts picked up by the sniffer

T- Malty amber brew, slight floral note,lite lime and gin, but in the end, mostly light malt and moderate grainy hops drying out the finish.

M- nothing special going on mouthfeel wise

O- ehh, decent but not anything I would rush back to buy more of

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Maierfest Lager from Rogue Ales
3.76 out of 5 based on 186 ratings.
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