FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch #7; Sampled April 2013,br>
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a two finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a nice red color with gold highlights, and when held up to the light shows an absolutely crystal clear, red-copper hue. The aroma smells of sweet, caramelized, spicy malt and an accentuating spicy, lightly herbal hop character. Lots of whole grain malt character, toasted caramelized crackers, English biscuit notes, a touch of sweet tea, an underlying berry like fruitiness, grapefruit, and a hint of peppery herbal character helps to round things out.
Fairly light bodied, slightly sweet, definitely a bit herbal, with a lingering, light bitterness in the finish which is accentuated just a touch by some spicy, toasted whole grain like notes. Actually the body of this beer is a bit lighter than I was expecting for some reason, it is quite quaffable, but still has some palate texture to it. Berry like notes, and a marmalade like citrus character mix with the caramelized, and sweet tea like crystal malt character.
Not bad, perhaps a bit too filtered seeming, as it is a touch too clean, perhaps slightly metallic due to this, and doesn’t have the malt depth that I was hoping for. Still, this is nice and easy to drink and is enjoyable enough.
elihapa (1487) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Epic Fest 8/28/12 notes: Bottle. Pours is clear amber. Aroma has crisp cracker, sourdough, some pit red fruits. Flavor has typical marzen malty fixings, some well-placed fruit notes through middle, and a refreshing hop punch towards the finish. Stylistically, the hops and bitterness jump to the palate a bit too enthusiastically, but I loved the touch that adds “American” character to the beer.
alexanderj (3054) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured dark orange/caramel with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, must, bread, vegetables and alcohol. Flavor had a bit more sweetness, and more pronounced breadiness. Flavor lingers in the finish. A touch of hops in the finish. Good sweet caramel. A quality take on a hard to impress with beer.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Bright amber, fine sediment floats about, moderate to large frothy off-white head, soft carbonation, nice lacing.   Nice semi-sweet malty, nutty, and bready aroma.   Similar tongue, albeit it feels a bit more mealy than the nose suggested.   Smooth, however body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Mealy finish, semi-sweet, also a bit bready and nutty.   Good example, but a little more mealy than I prefer.   Better than most tho!
TimsRatings (83) - - FEB 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy with a bit of head. Was trying to decide Wu I was not impressed wit this, then it dawned in me that it reminds me of Bud.
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nuplastikk (3286) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber split with Anndiesel. Unfiltered orange-brown. Thin, oily off-white head. Big malt tones, not sure what kind of beer this is intended to be, which makes it fascinating and perplexing. Is it rye? Is it a fest beer? Is is a brown ale? Creamy brown malt, easy going on the palate, clean body. Well done.
superspak (1480) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled 8/14/2012. Pours lightly cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with very nice retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, toast, nuttiness, biscuit, brown sugar, citrus zest, floral, pine, and grassy hops. Very nice aromas with good malt/hop balance and complexity. Taste of caramel, apple, pear, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, floral, pine, citrus zest, and grass. Light amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, nuttiness, biscuit, brown sugar, pine, floral, citrus zest, and grassy hops on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity and hop/malt balance; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy Oktoberfest style. Very nice hop/malt balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber marzen with a thin mocha head. In aroma, light caramel malt with light lactic notes. In mouth, a crisp malt with grassy hops, grainy notes, okotberfest-like. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste: An overall clean taste. Round nuttiness with a helping of bread and caramel. Mild earthy hops balance against the solid malts. I nice change from the usual ales that I prefer. I really enjoy the beers this time of year. The alcohol is well hidden.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Release #1 6.3% ABV (the 3 is backwards) Apple, dried leaves, caramel nose, a little vegetal. Hazy copper, thin head. Malty corn and tomatoes. Caramel at midpalate. Cereal grains in the finish Good intensity. Probably very good fresh, but this was off.