demmbonz (436) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz to mini-dimple. Light in color. Bitter and malty somehow. One of my least favorite oktos so far.
keanex (1225) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled August 1, 2012.
Appearance: This is a great looking beer, crystal clear amber body with moderate carbonation activity in the body with a billowing light tan head that leaves some lacing as it slowly dissipates into a messy coating.
Aroma: Light fruit on the nose, maybe some banana or strawberry, maybe apple, with light notes of caramel. It reminds me most of strawberry gum I suppose.
Taste: Fruitier than most Marzens I’ve had, either apples or strawberries, it’s hard to tell, with lightly toasted malts, and a touch of caramel.
Palate: Medium bodied, a tad oily, light carbonation.
Overall: This is a decent beer, but not great for the style. I think this would be a great beer for someone new to craft beer though as it’s very easy drinking.
jkwood04 (3240) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours deeper golden with an off-white head. Aroma of some caramel and toasted malts and light, light hops. Flavor a little too much malts. Average texture. An ok beer.
bpar73 (328) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with a thin, white head. Aroma has some light spice with caramel malts. Flavor has spice, caramel and toast. Nice palate with a smooth malt finish.
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Color is clear, light amber. Carbonation is average. Head is fingernails long, leaving spotty lace. Nose is solely caramel. Decent flavors of caramel malt, sweet bread and a spicy hop. Kind of a grassy hop. Body is light. Texture is kind of syrupy. All-in-all it is a typical fest, but enjoyable.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: sweet , toasty malty nose , hint of brown sugar. Tad light on hops. Lacking classic notes. 6-
Look: presentable with clear amber-gold body and large snowy white cap. Good lace.4+
Taste etc.: medium bodied with fuller malty side. Hops more pronouced in flavour but still quiet sweet. Lacking clean smooth notes of good lagers. Fairly drinkable.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear honey orange with a small white head on top. No retention left behind. The aroma is light with notes of honey, floral tones, sweet sugary malts. The body is lighter than other Oktos I’ve had this season. Carbonation gives a light bubbly feel, but this beer lacks the moderate heft I like in this style.
The flavors border on fruity, to a bit of a fault. Pale apple, sweet crackers, juice-like residual sweetness. The main players I expect in the flavor - caramel, malt, bread - are absent, or at least masked quite well under a covering of sweet fruity character. This one missed the mark for me. It wasn’t a bad "beer," it just wasn’t a great Okto.
jsmerig (1099) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden amber. Aroma of sugar drenched hay. Taste is very sweet. Almost like grape juice. Not bad.
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superspak (2117) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 7/30/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, caramel, biscuit, toast, grass, herbal, and light earth. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, grass, herbal, and light spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, biscuit, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of all flavors with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Oktoberfest! Spot on style flavor profile with great balance; extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyable and true to style all the way.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle,twist off cap. Pours a deep golden/amber with a nice foamy white head. Aromas of toasted bread, caramel, yeast, skunky funk, and some herbal notes. Flavor is well balanced and damn drinkable. Bready caramel malts, fruit, tea, and a clean finish. Leaves the palate wet and wanting more. Nice