mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into Free State shaker glass. A nice amber color with good head. medium bodied, and a round caramel tone, but not a caramel sweet one. Clean character. A good beer.
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit, malts and a strong graininess. The flavor is fruit, malts, grainy and a beery/mildly bitter finish.
edgallow (3075) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, grass, citrus and some fruit. Taste is malts, grains and caramel.
Finhead (1431) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, copper-amber pour with a white head. It has a light, bready aroma. The medium body has slightly sticky texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a lasting finish.
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 (1160) - 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 (17644) - 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 (1797) - 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 (8842) - 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 (509) - 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.