Weezel (244) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear faint orange pour. Aroma of apples, spices and sweet bread. Sweet malt and cracker taste. Bubbly and effervescent. Really nice.
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best Oktoberfest beer I have had. You have to let this one warm up a bit, do not drink this too cold. The flavors will be hidden, let it warm and the flavors will open. The nose is of natural cereal and bread. The palate is similar with soft malt. When compared to all the others, it is clear that this is special. A world class Oktoberfest. Prost!
tytm12 (3) - Peru, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you have traveled Europe and the U.S. sampling the best marzen beers available.... you know the German quality is easily superior and this beer being one of the best overall.
Darkmagus82 (2051) - - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-12-13-
Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy amber color with a huge billowy amber tinted head. The head has great retention fading slowly over time to leave some streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some roasted malt and a bit of a biscuit aroma. Some smells of a slightly sour nature as well as some caramel, citrus and a bit of spice round out the aroma nicely.
Taste – The tastes begins with a smooth sweeter caramel and lightly toasted malt flavor. As the flavor moves forward a biscuit and cracker taste as well as some graininess comes to the tongue. The sweetness grows bit stronger to the end, as some lighter flavors of dark fruits and a bit of citrus comes to the tongue. While it sweetens and grows a bit more malty, a light herbal flavor as well as a bit of spice join the flavors at the end, to leave a rather balanced malty and sweet flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is just below average to average. The creamy body is rather nice for the mix of sweeter and malty taste with just enough carbonation to keep it on the easy drinking side.
Overall – A quite nice and tasty Oktoberfest with a great blend of sweet, malty, roast, and some spice. A job well done.
NikkTwist (2083) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark gold pour with some off-white foam. Lightly toasted whole wheat bread drizzled with caramel. Hint of a hop bite. While not my favorite style this tastes just like a true Marzen should taste. Pretty much sets the standard.
dinkle50 (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge head with sweet caramel notes on the nose. Medium mouth. Sweet taste full of caramel and some faint bitterness. Almost floral. Nice and light, very easy drinking. Easily one of the best in this style.
teemoney (95) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into tall lager glass. Clear orangey-gold color with bright white bubbly head. Smells of yeasty bread and very very faint hops. Taste is more bread. Medium thin body, nice crisp feel. Overall, not too much to it, pretty typical lager. Very German (obviously, its from Bavaria), very good example of the style. Also, very refreshing. Prost!
George999 (268) - Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light on the overall aroma, appearance is perfect, first taste is caramel maybe hints of butterscotch and vanilla, great overall body and flavor, easy to drink.
jcnielsen (2723) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Toasty, malty, slight caramel aromas. Maltier oktoberfest flavors of bread, malts and slight earthiness. Second best of four german oktoberfest beers blind tasted.
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a big ol stein. The best Oktoberfest beer I’ve had since New Glarus Staghorn