JCB (3789) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Mike and Abbie! Nicely lustrous amber pour, with a vigorous and quite fresh-looking head. Liquid bread. Mild spice and pert fruit in the nose along with the more expected chewy notes. And for a marzen, this is certainly among the more vibrant entries you could hope to find. Modest hops, a smidge of spice, leading to a well balanced brew. This is one I’d actually look forward to having again, stylistic disinterest notwithstanding.
VastActiv (797) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Stone’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 25092011. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness and malts.
Dfonorow (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/gold with a fluffy white head that fades quickly but leaves nice lacing. Flavor and aroma both have tons of caramel, biscuit, and candi sugar. A touch of spice in the finish. Good.
Hanuta06 (140) - Washington, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: from tap at Doyle’s Public House.
Aroma: lightly malty.
Appearance: large, frothy, off-white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, flat, medium-yellow body.
Taste: moderately malty, initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: too sweet for me. I wouldn’t drink this again.
ryanscourt (268) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, fairly light. Think these are boring just like American ambers. This one is pretty good for style. Has a semi lasting body.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a clear golden amber with ruby highlights. 3 fingers of foamy off-white head with rings of lace.
S - Doughy honey yeast with lemon & metallic notes. Funky caramel mixed in with brown sugar as well. Tangy peaches.
T - Bready malted grain blended with a musty yeast. A toasted caramel envelopes mild earthy lemon-citrus hops. Faint cinnamon spice. Aftertaste is of soft spiced apples.
M - Medium body with a smooth texture.
An Oktoberfest with great yeast character. Good all around. I wish it was cheaper.
Serving type: bottle
MikeJslc (468) - Utah, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold, clear, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, a little toast, some caramel, light alcohol. Flavor is malty-sweet with some bready and toasty notes, just enough bitterness to prevent it from being too sweet. Easy-drinking.
ryanfolty (1449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 20, 2013 - bottle from Randalls. Clear dark golden pour with big head that lasted and lacing. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of hops. Taste started a bit grainy, then sweet malt and finished with a dry mild bitterness. Thin to medium bodied with some carbonation.
Awktoberfest (91) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice solid Oktoberfest ... Very traditional and German tasting:)...a joy to drink!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100916.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of grain, grass, malts and some cellar notes. Flavor of grain, malts, caramel and grass.