dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany with thin off-white head that doesn’t stay around long. Aroma of caramel, toasted barley, slight dried fruits, and a bit of a nutty character. Taste matches well and makes for a nice hearty Marzen, quite enjoyable for a style I enjoy greatly.
HuskerTan (981) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Caramel, malty, spices, bread.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, malty, spice, bready, earthy.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Hear quite often that this is one of the best marzens out there. I’d have to disagree. It’s pretty standard.
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Clear light golden amber color. Huge caramel biscuit aroma. Taste is sweet biscuit. Very nice.
Bif (1711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Served a copper color with a good head and bits of lacing. Aroma of malt, some dried fruit, nuts, bit earthy and hint of caramel. Taste of caramel, malt, light fruit, nuts and bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a clean feel. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dough, toasted bread, hints of yeast, some slight grainy notes. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, slight toast into a bit of earth, grain, toast, finishing sweet, dry. Pretty decent.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
A classic example of an octoberfest style beer, sent to me as an add on to a strange beer request from Dansting (again, big time thanks). Aroma has the hallmark example of an octoberfest - caramel, toasty, some light herbal/grassy hop angle. Lightly malted with a touch of caramel sweetness, clean flavors with a nice earthy bitter finish. No flaws noticeable in any way, and the closest I can think of a great "fest" beer like this was Kostritzer, which IMO is great company to be in. Very well done.
AbbeyRoade (455) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alcohol notes come through the malty backbone and light hopping. Good Octoberfest specimen although not my favorite kind of beer.
TH28 (263) - - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is deep, clear copper with a hint of orange. White foam cap dissipated quickly. Aroma is all caramel and toast. Taste is much the same, with caramel up front giving way to toasted bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium with a moderate carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth. Finishes with enough hop bite to balance and a lingering toast.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Local brew picked up at Price Chopper in the Northland. Clear orangey color with moderate white head and heavy carbonation. Strong aroma of bread/toast. Clean and crisp beer. Good, but not quite in the league of the champion.
photoguyinmo (2) - - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the best Octoberfest beers I have drank. Not too spicy. Color is wonderful. Thumbs up