dmschefke (560) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a amber orange with thick white head that left as quick as it came. Mild aroma of hops and malt (big surprise). Flavor matches, but nothing worth remembering. Refreshing and drinkable.
halfonit (1056) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In tap at battleship. Pours a clear dark golden color. Aroma is of hops up front with some grapefruit and grain. Very hop forward taste. A bit dry. Grapefruit, weed, and grass follow up in the taste. I have no idea how this is considered an Oktoberfest.
MaBeer1972 (1131) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aromas are a bit off with this one. Can’t quite pin it down - astringent, almost. Flavor is on the light side. Slightly sweet but bittering on the backside. Somewhat lemony. More like a pale ale than any Marzen I’ve ever had.
Atheist_Peace (707) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ACBF (can’t remember if it was bottle or tap and it’s not in my damned notes). Deep golden colour with little head and almost no lace. Almost apple juice on the nose with a faint hop profile. Too juicy with no real bitterness at all.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Clear golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is quite toasted and corny – inoffensive, but not right either – CornNuts mainly. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Unlike the nose, the flavor is well-balanced and clean – even leans a touch toward the bitter side of balance. Served too warm, but the lupulin remains formidable enough to overpower the residual sugar. Crisp, lengthy, mildly bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is earthy hops, barn-light/medium malt. Taste is earthy hops, barn-light/medium malt.
jtclockwork (5110) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours clear amber with white head. Nose of hops, citrus and pine. Taste of earthy pine, malts and clove.
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not sure if i would have albeled this an oktoberfest/marzen, but a nice easy beer that proved to be good for a session. abv is not high enough to be a factor, and the taste was good enough to last through six bottles and not get sick of it. good malt/ hop balance, no real distinguishing flavors or tastes, some yeasty malt notes, not sweet like a true marzen, but out of 6 other beers i kept going back to this one.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressive egg shell white head. Leaves abundant, chunky lace. The color is light amber with a light haze.
Mild smell of vanilla and light hops. Notes of Fresh cream as well.
Very dry malt start. Within a second, it’s all hop bitterness from this point forward. Long lasting aftertaste. Almost lip puckering. Neutral body with an above average level of carbonation.
thornecb (3647) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head quickly disappears to skim surface. No aroma. Crisp with light caramel. Abrupt finish.