Slubgob (197) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hint to pour, think head. Sweet light brown sugar nose, biscuit. In the mouth, fairly sweet, a bit mores so than others in the style. Mild but notable bitterness in the finish. Decent but doesn’t blow me away.
malrubius (1902) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Clear amber with flat head and lace. Mild aroma of caramel leaves hay booze. Medium toasted caramel nuts and biscuits with mineral woody bitterness. Sweet without cloying. Quite dry for style (probably a little too cold). Medium body. Very good.
two7offsuit (256) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper in color with an off white head. Malty aroma with flavors of malt and subtle spice.
Imaena (1917) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draugt at Bukowskis in Boston. This is a great Marzen with lots of malty sweetness.
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. This is a surprisingly sweet and refreshing oktoberfest. This beer provides a nice off-white head that laces throughout the entire beer. Light to moderately bodied, this beer has extra character from a grittiness that feels as if there’s a slight unfiltered aspect to this beer. With the flavor being mostly malt based, there is a nice sweet texture to the taste, with notes akin to Fruity Pebbles. While there is a high level of sweetness, it’s not too sugary. Solid beer.
sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Slightly sweet flavor with apparent alcohol notes. Ok overall but not my favorite Oktoberfest beer.
puboflyons (2267) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. It pours an extremely heady copper orange. The aroma is casts an array of scents including caramel malts, toffee, biscuit, yeast, and just plain old sugary sweetness. The body is medium and creamy. The taste begins sweet like the aroma but then there is this unexpected earthy bitterness that explodes a moment later and lingers to the finish. Easy to drink.
Drake (9276) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Darien. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of toasted grainy malts, caramel and a faint nutty note. The taste is nutty, grainy, caramel, toasted notes, earthy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably the marzen I have had the most of to this day. And one of first ones ever. Fairly malty throughout as expected, some spices intermixed throughout; cinnamon, nutmeg in particular. Some light pumpkin flavor and a mildly sweet finish. Lightly cloying.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. The oktoberfest has had a few issues in the past 2 years as I have heard during the lagering. Pours a very decent orange/dark amber hue, minimal head, but decent carbonation. Aromas are quite malty, caramel notes fairly light. Palate follows through with a high malt and caramel profile through the finish. Smooth and tastier than past few years.