keanex (785) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: This looks like most Oktoberfests I’ve seen except the body is a bit darker in color, being a copper. The body is crystal clear with only light amounts of carbonation, a thin tan head settles after the pour and quickly dissipates into a light coating on top.
Aroma: The aroma reminds me a bit of cooked vegetables, light floral hops, and some malts, not a fan at all.
Taste: The flavor is very much like the aroma, it’s not very attractive with the vegetable flavor right on the intro.
Palate: Medium body with light carbonation.
Overall: This is just not good, I wasted $1.30 on it, I guess it’s my own fault.
AndyW68 (391) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Easy to drink. Not great, but an ok beer. Red copper with white head. Musty marzen nose. Taste is sweet malty earthy and grass. Has a watery tongue feel and a metallic aftertaste.
EithCubes (4193) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green glass, label is saying this one was brewed in St Louis, MO. Sweet malty nose, a touch of corn in with toffee-laced malt. Pours copper-amber with a beige head. Taste is sweet with earth and dark toffee, gritty grain and a pleasant if very thin layer of malt. Light-medium bitterness, a touch unclean but not too stale. Light-medium body. Has the trappings of industry.
dbarnold (1073) - 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 (967) - 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 (538) - 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 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (2316) - 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 (841) - 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 (361) - Cologne, GERMANY - 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 (4036) - 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.