kaser (2030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange pour from draft at local option. White creamy head. Malt and grass almost pumpkin taste. Very good. One of the better octoberfest I have had
Mittenator (1050) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at soup spoon. Chestnut brown with minimal head. Dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Creamy and a mild sweetness.
A2kenCdaisyC (47) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ashley’s....pours dark brown with thin off white head
True to style but stronger alcohol than most Festbiers...malt dominates, as it should, medium palate with nice smooth finish....recommend this to any fest beer fan
joshwoodward (466) - - SEP 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a glass at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor as part of a sampler. Dark in color. Delicious, on the sweet side, spicy, malty.
ICEatALAMO (849) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is a very dark amber. The aroma is sweet malt. The taste has a nice spice to it, with a mild smokey flavor.
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mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice head and malty aroma. amberin color bitter hop upfront followed by sweet malt finish
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber brown pour thin creamy beige head .... aroma of toasted caramel malts little biscuity .... taste was of caramel malts burnt and toasted lightly spicy with a lingering spicy not bad but more like a spicy fall/winter lager than a true marzen lacks the fruity lager taste ... still tasty though similar to great lakes october
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Dark mahogany with a great light tan head... Sweet caramel nose... Taste is bit metallic with too much alcohol
deyholla (5858) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an amber orange with a beige head. Aroma was full of grainy and malty notes with a light floral undertone. Flavor was nice with a bready touch with and undertone of citrus hops. Amazingly smooth on the tongue.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Schroppfy, some of which leaked out during shipping. Pours a clear, dark, reddish-copper hue. A small, bubbly, tan colored layer of foam leaves no lacing behind, though the growler likely had alot to do with that. The aroma shows loads of toast and caramel, very fresh and bready overall, with a smooth, dark cereal grain overtone and a delicate floral hopping. Flavors follow suit, really well balanced, with fresh cereal and toast malts, a hint of biscuit sweetness, and perhaps even the slightest little bit of burnt marshmallow. Floral hops lend balance, and a touch of wood brings in some earthiness. Medium-plus in body, smooth, and easy drinking, not a bit of the 8% ABV comes through. Damn, despite the growler leak, this might just be the best Oktoberfest I’ve had to date. Reminds me alot of the base for the Schlenkerla Fastenbier, obviously without the beechwood smoke.