jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on November 7th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a nice dark caramel clear.
Aroma: Aroma is of nutty malt, with some hay and faint caramel.
Taste: Faint bitterness, faint caramel sweetness more on the end, hay.
Palate:Light body, a little bit of fizz.
Summary: I have been slow to start out November - need to kick it up a notch to hit 1000 total ratings before January 1st. Per usual I mostly defer for this style to the imports from Germany. Not a bad beer for the style and drinkable, but nothing that would make me choose this over others, even within American options.
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Big malt aroma. Mild malt flavor and bitter with a nice bit of sweetness. Good beer
weordie (105) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with zero head. Aroma of caramel and hot toffee. Strong taste of malt and toffee.
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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joe19612 (1934) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a brown colour with a fluffy white head, malty aroma, taste is fruity and malty with a dry finish.
sdmmb (999) - USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bottle bought in Bierhuis, Ossett. Enjoyable German style maerzen beer.
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tillmac62 (259) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBD 1/12/15. Clear amber pour with a very nice dark ruby cast. Slightly above normal head volume, average retention and superior lacing. Light nose of biscuit with caramel notes over a light herbal/floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with a nice slick texture. Above normal carbonation with a good bit of effervescence in the middle and on the finish. The flavor profile is reasonably intense, somewhat complex and well balanced. It begins with toasty biscuit malt then flows into a mild caramel sweetness. The middle is slightly bitter with a nutty/spicy note. The finish is a bit crisp and leaves you with a lingering toasted grainy note. A good Oktoberfest.
gegwilson (1472) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Lancaster Wines. Pours ruby with a cream head. The taste is fruity malt with a slight metallic edge. A little caramel too. OK.
Sjohnh (251) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean, copper coloured with small white head. Light body, medium carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt and cereal. Light malt flavour, sweet with a hint of dried fruit.
kramer (5105) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. The aroma is pretty nice, it smells very clean and well lagered. Nice sweet munich and caramel maltiness, minimal hoppiness, and a touch of marshmallow. The flavor is fairly clean as well, not the deepest of malt profiles, but the sweetness is there without being overly clingy. I could still go for just a bit more hops in here, but I think its fairly decent. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation level. Decent Oktoberfest, about in the middle of the pack for domestic efforts.
Damico (2690) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep bright amber with a grayish white head. The aroma is fresh spritzy autumn not overly sweet amber malts, smooth. The flavor is smooth, balanced sweetness flavor of amber toasted malts, really smooth and delicious on the palate.