Uncle Otto's Octoberfest Marzen

MacTarnahan's Brewing Co

USA

The label is hideous. The beer's okay. I love Octoberfest beers, but this one tasted just a wee bit chemical. There are other choices, but what the heck--if you like to try new beers, try this one once.

Reviewed: October 23, 2004

Rating: 5/10

My grandfather, Rolf, had an uncle named Otto. From what I understand, he was a crotchety old German who probably would've guffawed at the idea of this being a real Oktoberfest (although, in fairness, he probably guffawed at a lot of things... remember, he was crotchety AND German, which is probably redundant). It had the perfect coloring, and the malt was more dominant, but it could've been a little stronger. As it was, the flavoring was fairly light. Maybe OK for Octobers in Portland, but certainly not in M√ľnchen.

Reviewed: October 23, 2004

Rating: 4/10

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