Maxbier (390) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper pour with 2-3 finger off white head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavors at caramel and roasted malt, bitterness is present for balance but this is essentially malty festbier.
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance- nice bone white head that didn’t last too long. Minimal lacing. Clear, amber, copper.
Smell- clean, malty, bready.
Taste- bitter, spicy (ginger), caramel, malt.
Mouthfeel- medium to full body. Very crisp.
Overall- good, not great. Nothing offensive, but have had better Marzens. Worth a try, but wouldn’t have again.
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had many Oktoberfest/Octoberfest/Marzen beers, and this is one of the better ones. The beer produced this year (2014), is probably the best yet from Brooklyn.
Pours a gorgeous deep gold with slight copper hues. Nice, creamy head that lasts, then fades off to some nice lacing. Nice brewery fresh aroma of barley and fresh baked bread. Some decent hops in the nose as well, just right for the style.
Nice soft, barley malt flavor with just enough hop bitterness, the hops being unmistakably German. Wonderfully balanced.
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. Reddish amber with a ring of cream head; bready malt aroma; sweet caramel malt taste; with a lightly spiced bitterness to finish. A pleasant October beer.
rollsrace (61) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on October 17,2013. It has a bit of an ipa and bitter finish. It gets better half way through. Has taste of honey. Has a dark amber color
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 A decent, sweet and fruity Oktoberfest with a thick, creamy texture. Pleasant but nothing out of the ordinary.
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared. Poured a copper orange color with off white head. No lacing flat carbonation. Nice malty nose with bread and yeast. Flavor is very smooth with s mild bitterness from the hops on the end. Solid octoberfest beer. Nice bready flavor mixed in there.
matthewjk (938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sorry Brooklyn, but these damn October beers have never done it for me. I know every brewery feels obligated to brew these infernal things, but it is not necessary. It is those off flavors of zest and yeast that make this thing unstable. Just knock it off with this stuff. Serving size: multi 12oz bottles.
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of beige head. Taste and aroma is sweet, some malts and bread.
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-10-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an amber brown color with a one finger off white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave only a very light level of lacing.
Smell- The aroma is a combination of sweet and roasted malt. The sweetness is of a caramel nature with the malt being of a roasted brown bread smell. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of an earthy hop with hints of spice.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice dose of caramel and roasted malt. As the flavor advances further some earthy hop flavors come to the tongue along with a nutty and spicy flavor. As the flavor advances to the end, the sweet dries out slightly and with a bit more earthy hop coming to the tongue, it creates a drier flavor on the tongue; in the end the beer leaves a nice crisp, yet satisfyingly sweet roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the thicker than average side with a decent creamy feel and a carbonation level that was rather average The creamy body was very nice for the roasted malt, nutty, and spice flavors of the brew while the carbonation level made for a good and easy drinking beer
Overall – A very nice refreshing and tasty Oktoberfest. Its blend of sweet, roasty, and drinkability make it one very nice session for the season.