zickbeer_ye (186) - Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber orangish with offwhite head. Scents of malts slight hops some sweet toasty notes and some nuttyness. Tastes of malts some sweet roastyness some metallic flavors and slight dry berry. Crisp and refreshing on the palate little thin.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma Is malt forward - caramel and some bread like notes. Pours a dark clear amber with a white ring and no lacing. The taste is slightly sweet. Malts, caramel, CARDBOARD, with hints of bread and grain. Medium body with soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery. Overall, sadly, nothing here to write home about.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. BB: Jan. 2014. Totally clear amber orange color. Decent thin off-white head, bits and little ropes of lace. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. Light to medium body. Caramel malt, light spicy malt, sort of toasty bready aroma, minimal hop. Moderate sweet taste, but moderate bitter too. OK lager. Solid, but nothing about it really excites me in any way. Would probably have been awesome to wash some food down with ( ... but I just ate dinner )
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Guess the fall beers begin mid-July now, many Octoberfest/Pumpkin beer displays at the local bottle stores. So pretending it’s fall despite the100+ degree heat index I grabbed a bottle of this. Poured into pint glass, clear dark amber color with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready, nutty, caramel, earthy with a subtle spice note. Taste adds to the aroma some toffee, cereal, light chocolate and grassy hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky, rich, malty with a dry finish. Hit a nice balance between malt sweetness and grassy hops, just the right amount of both in a Marzen. Enjoyed.
foyle (140) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: 1" cream colored head fades fairly quickly leaving faint soapy looking lacing. Amber color and somewhat cloudy with moderate carbonation
Aroma: toasted bread, caramel, a bit of hop spice
Mouthfeel: mostly light but not as light as a pale lager, just slightly sticky, somewhat dry finish
Flavor: toasted bread, caramel malts, a definite hop bite in the middle and finish.
Overall: very good, but not the best Oktoberfest.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Neighbor brought a growler of this over from a keg that was just found at the local shop. Pours a dark clearish amber color with an off-white head. Smell is nutty, earthy, caramel and sweet malts. Taste is quite similar, but perhaps a bit old tasting, but maybe that just me knowing its 8 months old. Decent caramel, toasted breads. Just a hint of bitterness.
Ed5388 (1235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with one finger of tan head. Aroma of bready malts, and some sweet caramel. Taste is bread crust, some light earthy hop bitterness, and grains.
DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gurd. Extremely malty. Sweetly malty. Some bread dusted with Milo - perhaps like french toast or summat. Not really lighting a fire under my tackle.
jrodooo5 (682) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trying an oktoberfest in late April is a little concerning but the beer seemed to be fresh and quite drinkable. Nice subtle spice aroma with the traditional deep orange transparent pour, the taste is true to the style. It’s a well balanced beer but not all that special. Decent!
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Plonk. Amber/copper, true to style, bready malt aroma, sweetish malt with just enough hop bitterness to balance it out. A good attempt, enjoyed it more than some German originals.