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Scoresheets for Beck's Oktoberfest (2013)

3B Oktoberfest/Marzen

Average Score / 50
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Judge: Andy Weigel (
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 04858782
Style: 3B Oktoberfest/Marzen
Beer Info:
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments: Green bottle

Rich, complex malt sweetness. Light toasty notes fade into medium-low levels of caramel malt. Light oxidized and skunky notes are also apparent, but are relatively hidden by the complex malt character. No hop character. No hop character. No diacetyl. No DMS.
8 / 12

Deep copper with brilliant clarity. Low amount of off-white head that retreats to the edge of the glass and forms a collar of small and medium bubbles.
3 / 3

Rich and complex. Toasty, melanoidin flavors take center stage, followed by a molasses, caramel sweetness. A ample amount of bitterness brings up the rear and keeps the beer from being cloying. Probably just a touch too much caramel flavors for the style. A skunky, light-struck flavor is also present.
13 / 20

Medium body with medium carbonation. No astringency. Light alcohol warmth.
5 / 5

Overall this is a very good beer. It may be a little bit on the caramel side for the style and the green bottle certainly doesn't do this any favors.
7 / 10

Total Score: 36 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 4 / 5

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