jgb9348 (5607) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, earth and a good dose of light yeastie and bready notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy and nutty flavours with a good balance of light hops and a lot of sugars. Aftertaste shows some earthy malts, a bit of peat and caramel with some toffee and a hint of yeast. Overall, a good marzen with more of a kick from yeast and sugars than anything else. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Zupan’s in Portland, Oregon (Belmont Location) a few hours ago on 07-December-2013 for US$1.99 sampled in my hotel room a few hours later on 07-December-2013 here in Portland.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark. Aroma of campfire smoke. Initial sip is full with candy malt sweetness. Middle has moderate alcohol mixed with caramel. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a nice bready malt taste and slight hop bitterness. Definitely an American marzen, prob why I like it so much. Screw Munich, I’ll take Montana!
jiffdawg03 (16) - Ralston, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours is a dark amber color with not much head. Some lacing. Nose is bready, sweet caramel malts, very slight grassy hop scent. Taste is same as nose with very slight chocolate taste and grassy hop bitter finish. Not bad but definitely room for improvement.
Beerandhockey8 (350) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Old Chicago, Bozeman MT. Pour is dark copper, cream colored head. Aroma is spicy, malty. Taste is a light bitter, surprisingly light body. Very smooth. Kind of disappointing, I was expecting a bit more complexity.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark red to brown white an off white top. Scent is malty with caramel and nuts. Taste is sweet malts, toast and nuts. Sticky
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber pour with a thin beige head. Not much to the aroma; a little sweet and malty. Florals show up a little bit in the taste, but caramel malt and an herbal note are the forefront. A little bready too. Overall refreshing and paried well with the general’s chicken.
Sapsticy (18) - ECUADOR - JAN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this lager right in Missoula, MT. I was traveling with a friend going to West Yellowstone, MT and we stopped by Missoula to eat lunch so we found Fuddruckers in town and I had a Buffalo burger with the Oktoberfest Lager from the local brewery, Bayern.
I really liked it.
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at the brewery pours a deep amber color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing behind. Aroma is mild with caramel and grass. Taste is a chocolate and caramel malty sweetness with some mild grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A decent brew for the style but there are certainly better ones out there.
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this from a bottle recently. Pours a dark cola color, darker than any oktoberfest i’ve ever had before. Not much head. Smell is bready and caramelly. Taste is much the same but kindof too much sweetness in there. I’d say this is more of a full bodied Oktoberfest, flat on the carbonation. I expected a lot more out of this beer, wouldn’t get it again probably.
Rodriguez (340) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not typical märzen, more brown, malty aroma and flavor, and the hops, alcohol level and sweetness were really balanced. Worth try.