Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
341ml bottle at Chancey Smiths, London. Pours red. Lager yeast in the aroma. Malt and hops play equal roles in the flavour, nicely balanced. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
On tap at Volo. Dark orange with an off beige head and lace. Taste is caramel, toasty malt, slightly citric. The bitterness develops nicely. Finish is lingering and decent. Overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
Cask @ C’est What Fall Fest. Nose is a an almost dusty spicy malt, hazy auburn, wears a large custard head , (unusual for cask) Taste is again very spicy, malty, some caramel notes. Creamy smooth, mdium bodied, very well balanced. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2251) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2010
341 mL bottle. Copper-orange with a film of head. Mild, malty aroma features nuts and caramel. Flavour features more of the same with a little added toast. Nothing spectacular, but very pleasant and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
I like this beer. Bottle at Chancey Smith’s in London, ON- Very deep and concentrated amber with a generous eggshell foam. Nice nose of toasty malts, caramel, noble hops, some breadyand dough like aromas meet spices and wood. Tastes quite malty, sweet with a nice balance of floral hops. Toasted malts are the main flavour contender with a marked fruitiness, reminiscent of prune. I like this like I said, I think it needs a bit more heft to contend with the heavier, more traditional Marzens, but this is certainly the best Marzen coming from Canada, and one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1673) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Bottle fresh from brewery: Pours an amber-orange with a decent 2 finger tight cap. Fair retention and lacing. Aroma is right on profile for the style: Malty-bready with toasty tones and low sweetness, woody noble hop aromas light earthiness. Taste is hop forward with the toast malts sitting below a herbal-oak-woody noble hop profile, goes slightly dry in the finish with light bitterness and a light toasty-bready after taste. a GOOD boilerplate Oktoberfest Marzen but to put it over the top the body and malts need to be bulked up and come forward with the hops sitting just below the malts, should be 6% abv or better...If that were done this would be a GREAT Canadian Marzen and rated in the 4+ range....just the same, this is a welcome offering for a marzen starved local market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a fairly clear copper with small white head. Nose of grass, bread and a slight spiciness. Flavour is grassy and bready too with a subtle oakiness coming across towards the lingering finish. Medium bodied. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2826) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2009
On tap at Rhino. Appearance: raspberry cordial with a nice off white head. Aroma: spicy, grass, orange peel, yeast. Flavour: Spicey, lots of grassy hops, pepper, orange rind & a nice yeast finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
on tap at the beer bistro. Grassy hops, and some nice biscuity malts. The oak is subtle, and doesnt seem to take away or add to the beer at all. Just overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
16oz draught
4.7% ABV
I tried this beer on October 23, 2009 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This was Dayna’s Beer of the day, kegged at the brewery on October 21st, and tapped at the restaurant on the 23rd. The beer poured a translucent red with a tan foamy head. The aroma was sweet malt, some fruit tones, and grain. The mouthfeel was creamy, medium-bodied with medium-high carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet, and definitely malty. A very enjoyable Oktoberfest and another fine product from the Black Oak Brewery.

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