wlajwl (3817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dough/yeast and bread in the aroma. The flavor is bready and malty. A very solid Oktoberfest and very easy to drink.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This amber hued brew pours with a small light tan head and has a caramel and malt aroma. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is mostly malt with a hint of caramel and a muted hop note on the finish. This autumn brew pairs well with brats off the grill.
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 (8442) - 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 (7309) - 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 (2290) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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 (1547) - 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.