bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: Clear amber-orange with some frothy head at first but falls back too quickly.
Aroma: Toast, caramel, cherry and metallic hops.
Taste: Nice complex malts with biscuit, caramel and cherry interwoven together. Has a nice spicy hoppiness as counterbalance, which continues long after each sip.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium body, crisp and dry finish. Great feel for a Marzen.
Overall: One of the better Marzens out there, although style wise it leans a little closer to a bitter Vienna. More than solid Autumn brew.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Steves Mineral Point in Madison. Pours a clear amber with a med white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts and a bit of a buttery note. The taste is toasted malts, berries and caramel. Faint hops. Medium bodied.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this brew. Poured into a pilsner glass.
Color is bright peach with a slight bit of copper. Not entirely transparent, though no visible haze particles. Initial head is a single finger and dies down pretty quickly into a bit of foam on top. Very mild lacing around the sides. Nose is some light, toasted malt that reminds me of a light amber ale. Some biscuit malt as well as some very mild earthy hops.
Taste is some light biscuit malt and a very mild amount of caramel and toffee. Pretty plain. There are some light earthy and floral characteristics in the background. Light creamy character. The feel is a bit light with moderate carbonation. This is a nice and simple beer without any flaws, though I wouldn’t go out of my way to try it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2010
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The final Oktoberfest I will down this season.
Pours the classic amber color.
Smell is a bit sweeter than most but hops are also present.
Taste has a nice hoppiness to it, along with nutty, sweet malts.
Overall it is another solid Oktoberfest Beer, somewhere in the middle of the pack.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-10-2009 15:33:08
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the Capital Tap Haus. This is what I look for in an oktoberfest... golden hue nice dense head, light caramel cereal grain nose. Slightly sticky palate. Caramely, bready front with a bit of dryness on the finish. Easy to drink a few of these at one meal!
cbfobes (2275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery, pours a clear amber with a thin whtie head, the aroma is of sweet malt and the taste is much of the same, the flavor is very smooth and enjoyable, not bad.
bpreo (1523) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best, but I was impressed. Great aftertaste, with a sort of sweetness to it.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! Pours a bright, highly effervescent orange-amber color (perfect color on this, but not surprised from Capital); creamy, fine-bubbled light-tan head with great retention and lacing; really promising pour. Softly toasty maltiness in the nose, very clean, crisp, and focused on that perfectly restrained malt character; dead-on for the style, with maybe just the slightest touch of ethanol. Medium body; lively carbonation; crisp, snappy profile; generally smooth; you really can’t ask for a better mouthfeel, with a nicely interjected acidity; lightly creamy, toasty maltiness is again the core of things here; seems like a fair amount of Vienna malt, but I’m just guessing here; nicely toasty, well-attenuated, with an appropriate level of mineral hop bitterness there as well; hugely rich in the maltiness for how easy-drinking this is. Great rendition. Thanks again, Andy! Medium finish of smooth maltiness, a light mineral character; nicely balanced ending. Awesome Oktoberfest.
Hair6a11 (1323) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a "fiery golden", makes me yearn for autumn. Aroma is scrumptious malt, taste is smooth. malt. deliciousness. Caramel malt on the finish with very mild hops. Simple, delicious. Wheres my mas.