iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at South Beach Bar and Grill in OB. Clear reddish brown with a one finger beige head, down to a thick film after a minute. Flavor has some nutty toasty malt, light brown sugar sweetness. Semi-dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 2-3. The aroma had stronger bready malt, less caramel. Light carbonation with a medium body. Solid.
womencantsail (6860) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a white head. Simple and sweet aroma. Nose of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. A lot of fruity esters, particularly pear, along with yeast and some floral hops. Light spice notes, too. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty. Caramel, toffee, and toast, as with the aroma. Nice fruity ester profile, floral hops, yeast, spice, and a hint of grass.
SDalkoholic (1767) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Home Brew Mart: Poured a dark burnt orange almost mahogany in hue with a frothy layer of foam head. Aroma is subtle with only a touch of caramel malts. The flavor is similar to a Scotch ale but does delivery a deep toffee/caramel malt profile that doesn’t stray far from true German Marzens.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery/distillery. Pours with a clear copper hued body with a small off-white head that lasts. Aromas are nutty, caramel, medium melanoidins, malty, and pretty clean. Very slight fruitiness, a touch of raisin and some munich like toasted, rich malt character. Flavors are malty, medium dry, bitterness balances malt to neutral, lightly herbal malt character, grainy and otherwise quite clean. Low carbonation, pretty dry with a nice toasted maltiness still intact. A pretty decent American made Marzen.
skmikeg (429) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pint at Old Grove Brewery. Pours a amber orange color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of toasted malts, baked bread, and caramel. Flavor is of toasted malts, bread, caramel, and some hops spiciness. Has a medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a short, sweet malty finish. Overall, a pretty good Octo.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Rating #6. Dark amber with a light tan head. Rich malty aroma, caramel and very nice. Toasty and caramally with a slight bite. Really nice octo. (1466)
Lagunitasfan (1308) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Dark red brown. Spicy malt and caramel hints. Dark for an Oktoberfest, but highly drinkable. Lots of roastiness to it. Hint of cinnamin? Nice brew.
Getbetter (554) - Cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a tap,red in color,carmel, malty,its ok, but isn’t that great .Don’t go crazy trying to find it.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sweet malt aroma. Very very dark for an okto. Flavor is very sweet up front, lots of rich malt following. Certainly a very filling beer, but strainy and sugary, and doesn’t seem much like an okto.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap@The Old Grove brewery: Rootbeer color with a small fading tan head. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavor starts rich caramel with light a nuttiness, a hint of burnt caramel, a moderately spicy bitterness and lightly sweet finish. Medium body is creamy with moderate carbonation.