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Scoresheets for Spaten Oktoberfest (2013)

3B Oktoberfest/Marzen

Average Score / 50
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Judge: Andy Weigel (andyweigel@gmail.com)
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 33337456
Style: 3B Oktoberfest/Marzen
Beer Info:
Descriptors: Light-Struck
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments: Green bottle.

Aroma:
Skunky notes that compete with pilsner malt sweetness. Low amount of bready malt richness - reminiscent of Munich or Vienna malt. Very light apple aroma.
8 / 12

Appearance:
Deep gold, almost copper. Brilliant clarity. Large amount of off-white head that persists. Large bubbles cling to side of glass with small bubbles covering the surface.
3 / 3

Flavor:
Toasty, melanoidin malt sweetness that is offset by just enough bitterness that fades in to a moderately dry finish. I'm also getting an raisin-like malt flavor. No hop flavor. No caramel malt or roasted malt character. A slightly skunky character is apparent and follows thru in to the finish.
14 / 20

Mouthfeel:
Medium carbonation. Medium body. No astringency.
5 / 5

Overall:
Complex malt character but the skunky, light-struck quality really takes away from an otherwise excellent beer.
6 / 10

Total Score: 36 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 3 / 5
Intangibles: 3 / 5


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