brewpubexplorer (7) - - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good oktoberfest beer. Not the best but very good. Probably my favorite abc beer.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is slightly reminiscent of a Flemish sour ale, as is the taste. Deliciously even, moderately complex palate. Really a great beer overall.
dancatts (91) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a darker pour close to a dark bronze. Had an aroma slightly of coffee and an almost smoky flavor to compliment the darker style of beer. Overall a great beer.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably not fair to call this a marzen or a fest, but I did enjoy it. Beautiful clear dark copper pour with a large frothy off white head that leaves great lacing. Nose is sweet malts and a surprising amount of spice ... not marzen but appealing. Mouthfeel is good and full, better, again, than a marzen. Taste is sweet malts and caramel, a little spice, more bitterness than appropriate, but I liked it, and a bitter and nutty finish. I’m probably the high rater on this one, and probably because I’m ignoring the poor match between the beer and its stated type.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a dark color to it with head that is thick and has decent sized bubbles. There is a sweet smell of chocolate malt and mild hops. As you drink it you taste the chocolate and coffee with some intence hops. there is also a bitter taste that sticks around in your mouth for a while after you drink it.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a copper color with little off white head and no lacing Sweet caramel, herbal, light smoke, spicy, nutmeg aroma. , very light citrus hop. Taste was watery, and the flavor vanished
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Harrisburg brewery. The color is surprisingly dark for a marzen/festbier/Oktoberfest/whatever – it’s a dark pumpkin brown with deep red hues at the bottom of the glass, and a patchy, toast colored brown head. Nose of sweet caramelized onion and bread, with some squash and grass scents, a little grainy as well, with some light roast. Has a bit too much coarseness or bitterness on the palate, but it’s redeemed by some nice plum, port and oak flavors, on top of more subtle char and roast. I had this fresh from the brewery, and it tasted like it – extremely vibrant and new. Overall it’s sweet and coarse at the same time, and I found myself liking it a lot.
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at abc. Hazy amber brown color, cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of caramel biscuit and light cocoa. Taste is similar. Not bad.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the sports bar of ABC- Nice amber color with lots of malty flavors. Aroma is of a typical Oktoberfest. Very smooth and enjoyable.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Drafting Room, Spring House. Pours dark amber, with minimal head. Aroma of malt, toffee, slight dark fruit and hops. Medium, smooth finish. Not as firm as I like, but not bad.