dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s fine, nothing much going on, bland, brown, roasty like and octoberfest but without too much up front, not too much character. For basic beer, it’s fine, just nothing special.
boozedude (1464) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into pint glass..Pours light brown, light thin whiote head.. Skunky metallic aroma, taste is malts and caramel, not a fan
Lemke10 (620) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beck’s Oktoberfest pours a dark amber color with a weak scent of spices and heavier scent of malts. The same is in the taste with weaker spices and thicker on the malts, but they are very well blended together in a good smooth taste. It’s nice to have an Oktoberfest beer that doesn’t have an overpowering spice taste like some of the american beers.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Far, far better tasting than I would imagine a ABInBev beer in a green bottle. Clear marzen copper, with a fading head that barely lasts. Malty nose with earthy caramel, biscuity yeast, and a bit of light toast with a subtle and faint grassy hop presence. Flavor was both sweet yet dry, finely carbonated and just the right medium-full strength for an oktoberfest. Nice sweet caramel and biscuity flavors with a bit of grassy hops and a wee bit of golden toast. Great Oktoberfest, regardless of manufacturer.
djd07 (2534) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper gold with small frothy off white head. The aroma is a raisin malt and toffee. Thin mouthfeel with s sweet honey malt a d raisin. Easy to drink, a decent marzen from Becks.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draught. Not a Marzen that I would ever want to revisit. Thin and bland.
kjc51478 (372) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Appearance is opaque, light orange color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is simple - grass, spruce, some bread. Taste isn’t much different from the normal Beck’s, just a bit maltier - grass hops, grain, some astringent flavors. Light bodied, average carbonation, somewhat thin texture, and a semi-dry finish.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of bread and toffee with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. There is a ton of caramel and toffee in the flavor, as well as some biscuit malt and a hint of grass. Not skunked, which is quite an achievement for Beck’s.
MattShizzle (523) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium copper color - clear. Clean, slightly malty aroma. Pretty good - malty with some hops.
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy this Beck’s seasonal treat. Not overpowering like a lot of other Octoberfest brews. This beer has a nice blend of malts and a bit of hop flavor. Excellent balance for your palate. One of the more underated seasonal beers.