Onslow (1075) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light amber brew with small quickly fading head that soon fades. Aroma of light malt, cereal, some metal. Taste is mildly malty with a nice crisp finish - tart fruit and some bitter grass / hay. Thin palate. Enjoyable!
Niko100 (1781) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft; Light straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, & dusty grain/hops; Flavor of malt, caramel, and some hops; Somewhat metallic - just decent.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/13/13 Trade from Jamil. Weak scent of tart apples and grain. Pretty copper pour with a decent head. Lighter crisp feel. Nice tart bright flavor to a sweet malty cracker and grain quality. A solid Oktoberfest.
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drdisque (491) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured in a novelty pilsner glass my sister in law bought me. Very nice sweet malty fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet grainy malt and a crisp finish. A very spot on, if not a little bit boring, execution of the Marzen style. Well balanced.
DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Berghoff. Clean amber color with a light stream of bubbles feeding a half-finger head. Malty smell that comes through in the taste, but it also carries an impression of salt. I had the same with the DortWunder the day before, and it may be simply the same water profile, which involves some calcium and sodium. So maybe Randy Mosher was going for a "house" lager style. But the malt is fuller to make up for it, and the hops are lighter as befits the style. I will have to try to dunkel to see if they do share some traits.