fidemaster (294) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, honey, and herbs with a hint of spice. Light medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nice malty flavor of caramel, toast, apple, and nuts with hints of herbs and spice. Very smooth and refreshing. Another solid offering from Capital, but pretty standard. Good.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, poured into a wide tulip. The aroma is earthy with malty notes of molasses, maple, and caramel, as well as a bit of bread dough. This turns toward apple pie / apple juice by the middle of the drink. It pours a brilliant dark honey / light caramel hue with a light effervescence and topped by a white, sudsy and foamy head that has moderate retention and a light runny lace. The taste is a medium, malty sweet with a medium light bitter spice. It’s smooth and oily with a soft foamy carbonation and a medium light body that hits the palate with flavors of caramel, molasses, some spice, honey, and a bit of a vegetal / earthy hint. The finish is smooth with caramel, apple juice, and a bitter clove spice. The aftertaste is somewhat cloying with a syrupy character and a woody spice as well as apples.
Christpuncher (2177) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better octoberfests I have had. Not overly malty and somewhat like a red ale. Slightly sweet finish. Pours reddish brown. Had at Geneva national golf course
Atom (1878) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a orange/copper with a medium creamy khaki head. Aroma reminds me of a chocolate tootsie pop, caramel and toffee malt, fruity hops, mild cocoa. Taste similar to aroma, clean with a mild bitterness on the finish. Decent well balanced Marzen.
wxman (1589) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear pale orange/amber with a robust off white head. Toasted bread aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt all the way, along with buttered biscuits, bread dough, and spicy very mild hops. Decent and traditional.
schmittaj (15) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok orange color, really good mix of malts, but for me the hops at the end are just slightly over balanced.
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
High carbonation for style. Light sweetness, caramel maltiness and a sort of honeybread flavor. Modest bitterness for the style. Good and very drinkable.
propsync (27) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much here that would shock anyone. An up and down easy drinking beer. Biscuity and slightly sweet, great for a cool fall day.
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spatenfan (58) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great example of a Märzen. Poured from a can at Badgerville in Madison, WI. Bready, with a little residual malt sweetness.
Strykzone (5813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. Clear amber gold. Just a little fall flavor which is right. Grin and soft fruoty hops. Nicely done.
ryrpat (222) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice solid Oktoberfest. Would try it again. Doesn't have an overly strong taste but just enough to have a few without being overpowering
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