slowrunner77 (7099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty nice, no surprise there. Doesn’t transcend the style or anything but is eual parts toasted malt, caramel, bread, and hops. Good sessionabel brew.
BuckeyeBoy (3610) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a golden topped with a white head. Nose is of a autumn day. A nice malty sweetness and a good spice.
douglas88 (7248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the PDX brewery. Pours a reddish copper color with a medium white head. A light floral nose, bready sweet malts. The flavor is mild spicy hops, sweet toasted malts, toffee, a bit of dry earthiness. Quite good.
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Muddy Pig. Clear amber orange pour with a small white head. Pretty sweet, plenty malty, and maybe a touch thin.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Venti’s South. Toasted nuts and sweet malty caramel. Smooth drinking brew but a weak finish.
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Imperial pint at Ventis Taphouse in Salem.
Deep copper coloured beer, small off white head.
Aromas of biscuity malt and hazelnuts, hint of grassy hops.
Nice smooth caramel flavours,grassy hop bite in the end.
Nice enough on the palate..smooth ,lowish carbonation
Very enjoyable marzen.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Fremont Oktoberfest, Seattle, WA out of the woody truck. First I need to say that I really really really wanted to like this beer. Unfortunately the Fremont oktoberfest was crowded with a lot of awesome beers...let alone oktoberfest lager style beers. This beer was average at best amongst the finest amber lagers. Aroma was slightly toasty with a hint of sweetness. It poured a respectable light amber in color with a fair bit of microfoam. It tasted fairly flat however, missing the mark on the rich maltiness that oktoberfest is known for. Instead I tasted a fair bit of burnt toast and a flatness about the malt. Finishes fairly flat with a mineral component.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Tacoma Craft Brewers Festival
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice aroma with good roasty malt and light hops. The flavor was terrific. I liked the finish of this beer. As usual Deschutes does not disappoint.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deschutes Brewery--Bend, OR--Oktoberfest . 5.00% ABV. 25 IBU’s? Thin lacy head. Clear pretty bright gold color. Crisp pilsner like hop front. Mellow sweet slightly tangy zesty Pale Marzen Fest body. Hint of lingering malt mild citrus tangy Fest end. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest 9/24/2010.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reserving judgment until I can try again because I had the second to last pint before the line blew, but this was very unlike a marzen. Too lightly colored and the taste was kind of flat.