pootzboy (1451) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Pours a lush orange amber color with a tight sticky off-white cap which lasts and laces well. Big toasty-bready aromas, herbal-woody noble undertones - authentic Marzen aroma. The body and flavour are a let-down after the promise of the wonderful aroma - a tad on the thin side for the style and the flavour (although relatively authentic with toasty Munich red malts and noble hopping) is a both thin as well and with an overly dry finish. Other than these two minor issues this is a decent craft Marzen although I prefer Sam Adams to this version.
Metalchopz (1747) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased a 6-pack of this at the LCBO. This Oktoberfest brew pours a deep amber (almost copper) colour with a big creamy light beige head, good retention and some spotty lacing. Big toasty bread malt aromas with caramel, alcohol and hints of hop. The taste is pretty mild compared to the scent. Lightly malted with noted of grass in the aftertaste. Not too sweet, which is good. An average Marzen that could of been quite good, had it matched its taste to its nose.
matt7215 (1928) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from wegmans in niagara falls. russet with an off white head. malt forward in the nose. nice full lager. hopped to balanced.good take on the style.
tommann (1992) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is burnt toast, caramel and vanilla. Taste has caramel, little raisin and some toast on the finish. Some vanilla.
zmanzorro (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Clear amber color with small white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste isn’t that strong or flavorful, mostly sweet and malty, with a little hop bite. Moderate carbonation that leaves not much of lingering harshness.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark clear red....white head...strong malty aroma with some caramel.. Taste is meh.. Hard to drink.. Not again
rcasta (775) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
muy parecida a la brooklyn lager tanto que no es mucha la diferencia ente una y la otra y por esto el sabor es similar
cfrancis (1769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a moderate frothy beige head. Aroma is caramel malts and bread. Taste is big malt, caramel and light biscuit. Seems a bit maltier than most Oktoberfests that I’ve had in Germany but this is still a really good beer.
mrpositron (14) - - NOV 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, toast, roasty, amber, brown, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetnesslight body, thin feel, average carbonation,
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Auburn colour, off-white head. Caramel malt, rather toasty, a little breadcrusty, with a fairly assertive hoppy finish. Not getting the Munich malt vibe, but the malts are nice nonetheless. This was almost more like a mini-doppelbock. That’s a good thing, even though it may not be true to the intended style.