topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours coppery with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, toasty malts, wet grain and nuts. Flavor is sweet malt, cereal and grainy notes, bready, and lightly bitter.
Jimsnaks (2) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Got to be one of the best Octoberfest’s I have ever had. Nice malty aroma carmel and a hint of spice. Nice dark golden color. Nice medium bodied brew.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Red-orange appearance with light head. Toasted malty aroma. Malty, sweet flavor with a nice ZING.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Anchor Bar inn Wichita. Pours copper with little white head. Aromas of some caramel, toffee, and bready malts. Flavor of typical octoberfest with with a little thicker mouthfeel. Better than your average Marzen, but nothing special overall.
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at BRGR in Prairie Village. Pours a clear honey/amber color. Aroma of roasted grain and molasses. Flavor is sweet malt, grain, molasses with hints of citrus and spice. Finish is slightly dry and spicy. One of the best Oktoberfest beers I’ve tasted.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium cream head. Aroma of toasted grain, nuts, caramel, and some light citrus notes. Flavor of nuts, light smoke, some roast, caramel, and toasted grain. Fairly complex for the style.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 64-oz growler during Darkness Day 2009 in Brooklyn Center, MN. Has all three basic characteristics of a Märzen (copper orange, malty caramel aroma/taste, semi-sweet finish). Some unique characteristics of this one includes a mild bitter finish with a touch of bread dough aftertaste flavor. More of a vienna style oktoberfest than munich. A solid octoberfest overall. (Rating 3900 - "World Party Anthem" aka: Let’s have another beer! - Good Rats Band)
boto (1937) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a crystal clear amber color. There was a small off-white head on mine. It left some lacing. It has a nice aroma. There are some roasted malts, toffee and a hint of nuttiness. It has a bit of a dry taste. Nice maltiness and bitterness. The nutiness makes a slight appearance in the taste. Nice.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2009 during the beer+food presentation - Pours golden with a thicky foamy tan head. Notes of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, and munich malt. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. One of the better oktoberfest beers I’ve had this year.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Free State. Pours a beautiful amber body with an off white head. Malty leafy body with some grain and bread y notes. Caramel and a bittering hop finish. Nice brew.