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Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by weeare138 on 12-07-2005

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Ratings:
184
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
17.12%
 
 
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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cody_k_53
4.59/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cliff1066
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngryDutchman
2.82/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - orange, creamy white half-finger head. Some lacing.
Aroma - malty/bready slightly sweet.
Taste - Munich/caramel, some bitterness but I don't really pick up much hop floral quality.
Feel - a little astringent.
Overall - another bottle from my son's "Secret Santa" six-pack and like the others, I get the sense that the bottle might be a bit out-of-date, which tends to diminish the flavor "pop" that the brewers intend. As presented here, it's just sort of okay.

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Photo of PhillyNole
4.24/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gulli
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Atwater Brewery "Blöktoberfest"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON J (July) 16" and sampled on 09/19/16
$2 @ ACME, Media, PA

Notes: Very nice appearance with a clear copper body beneath an inch-plus thick head of yellowed off-white that held remarkably well and left some very nice full sheets of Belgian lace at the outset. Aroma of rich, toasty, fruity, and caramelish malt - basically Vienna malt - with some spicy and grassy hops in the background. The flavor followed suit, adding in a fuller spiciness, and it's hard for me to imagine that it all came from the hops, which isn't good for a beer of just 6.2% ABV. However the alcohol that was there wasn't too aggressive that the malt wasn't able to balance it, and it didn't come off as "hot". As expected, the finish was dry and spicy with a bit of caramel/brown sugar, grass, and dried leaves lingering. Somewhat disappointing in that it offered much more promise and an overall great start, and then faltered with its slightly high alcohol/spiciness hindering its drinkability in the end.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap, served in a shaker pint. No head to speak of, just a swirl of foam. Not much for lacing, either. Copper color. Caramel malts, floral/grassy hop aroma. Quite flavorful and smooth, sweet and malty, with a slight peppery/bitter bite. A hair more bitter than other marzens, but not too bad. Paired well with the bacon/pineapple/BBQ burger on my plate.
One of Atwater's better offerings, coming from someone who's not a big fan of Atwater.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.22/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look....nice copper color with better lace retention than head.
Smell...malty...fruity.
Taste...a little soapy...hops on tops...lingering bitterness.
Feel...its crispy..pretty much what a marzen should be..
Overall...a little too hoppy and bitter for my liking...would never turn one down.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jancona
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer has a lot of the elements you want in a Marzen, though the ratios and taste are off. The look is spot on: dark amber, bit of foam that recedes, nice lacing. Smell has sweet malts, a bit of apple. The flavor had a metallic taste at first, sweet malt, funky apple cider, and bit too much on the hop side (outright bitter). Nice carb feel. Not one I would seek out again. I will stick with my Hacker Pschorr!

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Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.32/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.29/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have been winnowing through the backlog of beer here at Chez Woody, eschewing hoppy IPAs & DIPAs for everything else that seems to get short shrift. I have several Oktoberfest/Marzens lined up for this evening.

From the bottle: "Marzen Style Lager [-] A German tradition celebrating the harvest"; "Our GABF Silver Medal Winner".

Finally, a cap that actually Pop!ped off as opposed to being a screw-top! I celebrated with a heavy-handed pour that produced two fingers of dense,rocky, deep-tan head with great retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-plus quality clarity. Nose held a pleasant blend of biscuit malt and grassy hops. I was becoming anxious to try this one! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, big for the style. The taste was unexpectedly skewing towards bitter, with a bready/biscuity maltiness that melded well with the grassy Noble hops. I would have to say that the finish was downright dry, which was again unusual for the style. It went extremely well with the pretzel(s) that I always have standing by for just such an occasion.

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Photo of Billet
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks very nice in the glass, fairly clear with a medium amber color with some orange tint. Light carbonation, about right for the style. Thin but decent head retention, typical for a craft lager. Has a slightly fruity smell, probably from the hops. The taste was a bit more bitter than other Octoberfests I have had, not really true to style I think. It tastes kind of like a hoppy Pilsner with some Munich malts added. The hops really stand out, but not over the top. I'm glad I decided to try this one, it is certainly worth having.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mosca
1.4/5  rDev -58%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Deceptively advertised as "silver medal winner"; all I could find was Atwater winning a silver medal for a different product.

12oz bottle purchased at Wegman's.

First swallow had a bad metallic aftertaste. Just foul stuff. This is completely mis-conceived. Drain pour. And 5 more bottles to go.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
2.69/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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