Darkmagus82 (2008) - - AUG 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed copper color with very smell off white head. The head fades rather fast, leaving a persistent foam on the surface of the beer and a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The nose of the beer is sweet and malty with the sweeter smells being largely of a caramel and toffee smell and the malty being a blend of toasted malt and bready smells. Some fruity aromas of a pear as well as some cherry are in the nose as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather thick and sweet bready taste with a little bit of a roasted nature. The sweet flavors are a mix of toffee and brown sugar with both of these growing even stronger as the taste advances onto the end. A little bit of a roasted flavor joins the tongue, but the bready flavors also become more doughy in nature as the taste advances, giving the brew a very sweet and malty taste. A tiny bit of darker fruits of plum and a little bit of an earth hop come to the tongue at the end, leaving a rather sweeter and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the malty and sweet the feel is quite appropriate really creating a thick and coating feel for the brew.
Overall – In some respects the thickness and sweet maltiness was a bit cloying and too much. Not an Oktoberfest I would likely frequent often.
Beerdedone (2964) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, grains and toffee. Flavor of bready malts, caramel, toffee, nuts and had a dry finish.
mansquito (4118) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Total Wine, somewhere in Delaware sixer: Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, toast, a little bit of hops. Taste is very pleasant actually, The finish and the aftertaste are both really nice. Nice and sessionable.
hershiser2 (1426) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$1.75 Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours clear amber with a dusting of a white head. Smells of leaves, grass, and copper. Tastes of leaves, slightly sweet malt, and glue.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->willi becher. Dark copper with small white head. A: grains, grass, sweet malt, lager yeast. T: bittersweet malt and grains. Taste definitely exceeds aroma, but neither is particularly good.
gripweed57 (983) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange color with a brief white head. Fragrant toasted malt aroma with notes of burnt sugar. Sweet toasted malt flavor has notes of toasted pecans and burnt sugar. Finish is brief and dry.
boxofrane (2417) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear reddish orange with a small white head that is gone before you take a sip. The aroma has a lot of sweet caramel, some very light hop presence. The taste has a light bitterness in the back but has a lot of caramel sweetness up front. A bit too sweet but a decent Marzen.
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.
Clear , dark amber with an off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, brown bread, toffee and a touch of peppery spice.
Taste of caramel, peppery spice, toffee, nuts and a mere modicum of hops.
Medium body and high/medium carbonization.
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NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Milk Boy. Unexpectedly sweet. Hazy amber pour. Slight foam at the top. Sweetness drowns out the hops.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m a big Oktoberfest fan. This almost had a hint of herbal medicine or something. It is alright but disappointing. Iron dragon represent!