adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Fort Collins Harmony location. Incredibly clear, burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Crisp, moderately rich, caramel malty, straw aroma. Grassy, biscuity, creamy, caramel-toffee malty flavor. Straw, grassy, caramel aftertaste. Ok.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 12/10/2007
Malt aroma. Golden coloured and slightly rich on the palate with some bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Dallas, TX. Pours a clear orange with a small, off-white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and other malts. Taste is nutty with caramel. Dryish mouthfeel with light carbonation.
BVery (7602) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Gold amber pour, offwhite head. Malt on the nose. Caramel, malt, and nut on taste. Decent, but not spectacular.
Ernest (6576) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught (as Darz Octoberfest), CB & Potts, Broomfield.
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs, orange), with a hint of latex paint.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Something slightly off in the (light) nose in the background that I couldn’t quite place but seemed most like latex paint. A little simple and uninteresting but ok.
after4ever (6552) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Tacoma Waterfront location. Crystal clear medium amber with bright highlights. Nice sheets of gray lace. Nutty, leafy nose. Clean, drinkable body. Nutty, crisply leafy mid-palate. Neutral finish. Not bad at all.
AmEricanbrew (6215) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Ram Northgate, Seattle. Clear amber color/ off white head. Nice spicy sweet caramel toffee aromas. medium bodied. Smooth caramel, spicy, fruity, birthday cake sweet flavors- good.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber pour. Malty, nutty and toasty aromas and flavors with a touch of crispness in the finish. Pretty generic, but well crafted and not unpleasant.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 This is a sorry excuse for a marzen. It starts out promising with a clear orange color and a big frothy head, but there’s little of any aroma, just a hint of malt. It tastes like water was added after the brewing. Just a suggestion of nutty, caramel maltiness. There’s no finish. It’s just done with.
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BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a darker amber color with the expected brewpub amount of head and lacing. Aroma is weak, bland with slight bittering hops shining through. Flavor is lightly malty with a sweet hop touch in the finish. I agree with nuffield, this has a very bland lagerish quality to it without the creamy malts you usually find in an oktoberfest beer.