mbgrayson (466) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a six pack of the 2008 batch in Missoula today. Like past batches, it is a good, all around bock/brown beer. Has some sweetness/maltiness. A very drinkable beer that I like a lot.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Nice dark pour, but no head to speak of. Smells a bit like a petroleum based product. Taste is a bit more mellow, but much like it smells with an added hint of cedar with a bit of sweetness. Not bad.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek. Pours a dark cola color with an off-white tan head. Flavor: Molasses, coffee, and brown sugar.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DARK. Very nice beer in this it’s 2005 incarnation, but closer to a bock in character than Octoberfest. Dark brown, smooth munich and vienna malt flavor, rich, yet adequately dry in the finish. Getting harder a nd harder to find a good fresh lager around Octoberfest time, this one will certainly do...
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep garnet color, smallish tan head with some decent lace. Nose is sweet caramel, some banana, and bit of nutmeg. Mouthfeel is thin and the finish is less sweet than the nose led me to believe. Not much hopping in the boil on this one, but I like the flavor. I wish Bayern would kick up the gravity a bit. It seems like they brew to the common palate more than I’d like. Missoula can handle more gravity than this.
Rodriguez (169) - 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.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this at the Big Mountain Brewfest in Whitefish a few weeks ago. I thought it was the best beer poured that day. Perkeo’s spot on with the Vienna lager comparison. Too many folks are looking for big gravity and hops in this style. Enjoy it for what it is--an excellent lager, true to its roots.
Beerandhockey8 (154) - 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.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer didn’t taste much of anything Oktoberfesty, it tastes much closer to barley wine, it even smells like it too. Hopefully I’m reviewing the correct beer and if so I hadn’t found anything worth complimenting. Do not expect much from this beer.
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich and clean malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Deep amber orange color with great clarity and a decent off white head. Medium malt sweetness with a light hop bitterness to balance. Medium body with a creamy texture, medium carbonation and a medium length finish that leans toward the malts. Smooth and rich.