Jethro6191 (337) - Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper with a thin off-white head. Subtle malt aroma with some spicy fruit notes. The flavor is sweet and malty with almost no bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Too sweet and syrupy.
beerme31 (392) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of bread, toast, hay. Pours dark amber medium tan head. Medium sweet flavor. Sweet abrupt finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Pretty good Marzen.
PostRoader (5) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
delicious, brown sugary, buttery malt, crisp clean palate. enjoyable smooth liquid silk to the last drippity drop. peace.
rangerred (675) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger white head. Not too good head retention but ok lacing.
Aroma is lots of caramel and toffee along with a slight metallic note. Some spice German hops as well.
The flavor is a mix of metal and caramel although thankfully the metallic taste subsides as the beer warms. Some burnt sugar and a little toast but the malt gets to be a little astringent at times. Some hay is buried underneath along wit spicy hops. Sweetness is moderate but does leave a lot of stickyness on the finish.
Overall, a very average Oktoberfest. A little too sticky and too much astringency. Not really one to seek out as there are many better examples of the style out there.
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pour a fairly clear dark amber with a thick beige film of head.
Aroma: A nice whiff of toasted malt, some skunky spicy Euro hops.
Taste: Some toasty and caramel malts with modest fruitiness and a nice finish including toasty malts and modest hop spice.
Mouthfeel: High, active carbonation. Full bodied.
Overall: Last year I sampled a bad bottle of this beer, so I didn’t share my notes. I am happy to report this beer is spot on for an Octoberfest beer. Tasty, malty, super drinkable.
jnkor (295) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is a nice dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is malty, but earthy and organic, not a great mix. The taste is mostly that earthy, organic with a very carbonated finish. Ends a bit unpleasantly sticky sweet.
Nightsky (172) - Lutz, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweet and wheaty. Dark brown and clear in color. Taste has some hints of nut. Wheat flavor. Not much to palate.
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jw0406 (517) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a reddish brown color with a small white head. Aromas of bread, malt, and some light hops in the background. Light bodied, nice simple fall beer.
EdKing (1315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 release, bought from Wholefoods in Kensington, London. Colour is toasty chestnut brown with an off white head. Looks good although head a bit big. Nose is grassy, straw, toasted bread, caramel, quite ale fruity like a bitter ale. Taste is quite malty, hop fruity, caramel, some crispness and grassiness but its lacking carbonation.
cajuncocoa (6) - - OCT 10, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer, but it’s not like any Octoberfest beer I’ve had before. More chocolate taste than spicy.