arkurzynski (1593) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally bit the bullet and bought a bottle. Great amber color with fluffy white/off-white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and alittle light hops and a little skunk. A very mellow malt sweetness with crisp hop/dry finish. Extremely drinkable, but like the Celebrator, lacking that flavor impact that I was expecting. Again, for being at the top of rankings for Marzen, I am somewhat dissappointed and surprised. Starting to think that its not worth paying the import price when local breweries have better offerings in these styles, and could much more use my dime.
jerseyjohn71 (208) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, bread, hay, toast, grass, citrus, herbs, dough, banana, raisin, vanilla, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
DuFFBreweryLtd (4) - - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew is a thing of beauty. Bubbly goodness travelling up the glass to form a perfect a head. Smells great! Smooth. Great after taste. Lots of flavour. Lots going on. Lingers. Warms. Paul Ay(z)inger would enjoy this one. I need to find this beer in town and load up. Don't want this party to end. My taste buds will be boogeyin' long after this beer is done. Yowzer wowzer. Long live Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen!
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GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of sticky malt. Sweetish creamy finish.
commonmac (414) - 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 (449) - 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 (1093) - 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 (23) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 (150) - - 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 (4493) - 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.