dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is orange gold with a white head. Aroma shows a grainy biscuit/toffee malt profile with light spice and grassy hops. Flavor shows the same with additional dried stonefruit and maybe a hint of banana. Overall body is moderate and finishes with light bitterness.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a copper color. carmel and malt on the nose. taste’s like it smells. decent oktoberfest..
jmohno (1256) - Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking yellowish orange copper, very clear pour with some head disapating quickly to a ring ,spotty layer of foam with some lacing.Fairly typical mineral aroma but with some nut light fruit,distict grain, light carmel and an unusually pleasant yeastbready grain aroma. In taste you pick up alot of the distinct malt with a fruit-like berry,this is pretty smooth and medium to light full bodied taste finishing crisp dry and toasty with some citrus bitterness.Pretty decent.Nice aroma and flavor,no metallicyness.Good malt character and a nice mild bitterness balanced well with the sweet almost nutty carmelness.
vikingguy (925) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with white head. Spicy malt aroma. Taste is spicy caramel malt. Cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel bread dough and toasty malt. Medium body, rather dry profile, ample carbonation. A solid Oktoberfest.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap. Clear lighter amber pour. Nose is caramel. Not very carbonated. Taste is caramel, malt, and kind of flat. Okay at best.
ryanfolty (2066) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: October 7, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: 508
Good for an Oktoberfest, but not very complex or interesting.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1. Look - A deep gold color Oktoberfest with a small head and a lot of bubbles.
2. Sniff – There is a soft malty aroma and a slight metallic nose as well.
3. Sip – This is a tasty light bodied Oktoberfest –it has a very smooth taste and a excellent finish.
4. Another Look – The beer is average as far as appearance –the head has dissipated and there is not lacing.
5. Evaluate – Overall, this is a well balanced easy drinking Oktoberfest. It has a very unique smooth finish. I would recommend Capital Brewery’s take on the Oktoberfest style to all of my friends and family.
wlajwl (4610) - 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.