commonmac (666) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Four Firkins and consumed with commonshawn. Golden/copper color with minimal head. Sweet aromatics with bubblegum and candy-like notes. Expectations of malt and bread are met with the initial impact on the tongue. Some nutty, caramel characteristics but in general it’s a pretty straightforward Oktoberfest. Aftertaste is malty and sweet. It’s probably in the upper echelon of Oktoberfest/marzen options.
commonshawn (651) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium bottle from four firkins with commonmac. Light copper with white head. Sweet grain malt, very german nose. Strong aroma. Slightly metallic sweet malt grain. Consistent taste throughout. Typical of style, was expecting more.
Cndesign (2) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites, very smooth and drinkable. Malty with slight sweetness, in my opinion the perfect example of the style.
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monk191 (1277) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An nice Summer beer. Pours a bright golden with a white head. Smells of peaches and pears. Taste is smooth with more peach, wheat and a honey finish. Had in the bottle.
tekstr1der (136) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Pours a hazy copper with little to no retention. Aroma of biscuit and yeast (in a good way). Taste of toast and caramel. Smooth, almost buttery palate... mouth feel is remarkable. The finest I’ve had yet of this style. Off to get another!
TH28 (251) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is clean an light golden with a thick white foam cap. Aroma is toast and bread crust, with a hint of raisin. Taste is rich bread and caramel, with some raisin and light toast. Mouthfeel is medium with a slight creaminess and moderate carbonation. Finishes with a nice bitterness to balance the rich caramel malt that lingers.
solidfunk (5254) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great drinkability. I would have no problem. Drinking this by the stein. Pours dark amber with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Good malt. Hint of hops. Great barley aroma. Bottle.
drfabulous (4793) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Strong floral and fruity nose. Very light caramel and malt body. Banana in taste. This is far superior to any American marzen on the market. But most people know that already.
flamdonk (5) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An exceptional Octoberfest beer, the best I’ve ever had. 500ml bottle from BevMo. Subtle yet distinctive flavor where the malt and hops are nicely balanced. A clean finish and low bitterness. Definitely will buy again.
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml from greens. From the revised list of most ratings and available in ga. Nice roastiness and baked bread and caramel and candi sugar. Little nutty. Little grassy on the finish. Great beer for the style and time of year.