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.
douglas88 (6053) - 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.
BrewDad (5003) - 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.
Reid (1906) - 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.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark honey orange. Little to no head. Rich semi-sweet malt forward bread crust and honey flavored Munich and Vienna malts. Rich, sticky and lightly peppery texture... vibrant and fresh, layered well. Clean. Very tasty
IndianaRed (2491) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in Bend while waiting for a table. Crystal clear golden copper color with a small thin quick off white head. Like the previous raters I pick up toasted malts with bready notes and honey. Light, crisp an some nice flavors. Good for the style, but not too terribly interesting.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Portland pub. Pours a soft copper with a mild off-white head. Very fruity oktoberfest, didn’t quite have the depth of malt that I like. I tend to go for the more toasted malt varieties. Very drinkable with a long fruity malt finish and good balance.
BK7 (734) - 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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Bend brewpub:   Pale amber, translucent, little head, very little in the way of carbonation.   Grainy nose, mealy, fairly hefty.   Comes across as a bigger German example.   A little too mealy on the tongue for my tastes.   Clean on the backside, good body and mouthfeel.   Solid example, bigger and heavier but very German like.   I suppose that the heavy mealiness somewhat kills me tho.   Bigger in body than most.   Clean, just heavy mealiness that I don’t really care for.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 20, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Portland
Appearance: clear gold, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet bready malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of bready Munich character, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4