bu11zeye (11942) - 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.
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown pour with an off white head. Roasted nuts, caramel, cream soda, toasted wheat bread. Very clean and crisp. Nice drinking.
adnielsen (9077) - 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.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orangish amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet bread and grains with a touch of light fruits. Flavor is smooth with a bread and sweet grain as well as a touch of straw in the finish.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by bvc. Nose is toasty, biscuity, caramel, earthy hops, grass. Rather malty. Clear copper pour, bright w a soft head. Earthy bitterness, toasted malts, sweetish caramel. Bitterness is very light. Clean finish. Solid fest bier for sure. Its got no flaws.
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.
Skyview (5208) - 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)
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with a large foamy off white head. Aroma of soft pretzels, toasted bread, hints of floral and lightly spicy notes. Flavor of toasted malt, bread, soft pretzels and Cheerios.
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Free State. Copper color. Aroma of fresh grains. Very clean flavor. Nice sweet malt flavors. A nice herbal hop. Sweetness sticks around through the finish.
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF 2009. This is apparently one of the top in its style overall, but I found it to be only good, not great. Flying Dog’s Dogtoberfest that I had on the same day was easily better. Pours clear orangish-copper with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, grain, and Noble hops. Flavor is nice and balanced, good for the style, with caramel/Munich malt, mild roast, and earthy and grassy hops. Clean and crisp on the palate with medium-light body.