ryecatcher (852) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, caramelly brown, medium whitish head with so-so retention and not much lacing. Nose is relatively weak, some caramel malts, brown sugar, pumpernickel toast. Mouth, by contrast, is quite tasty: medium bodied, semi-sweet, caramel malts, dried fruit, some vanilla and spicy notes, finishes a little bit bready. Tastes awesome for the style, but lacks in other categories. I love me some Märzen. Fall and hockey season are just around the corner. Prost indeed!
Patrickctenchi (4255) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a solid tan head.
Vanilla, caramel/toffee aroma.
Creamy caramel, cake, light spice taste.
Malty....even a touch of pumpkin...(or an apricot with an ego)
Solid and easy drinking.
garrison (790) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased a twelve liquid ounce bottle at the 4777 Kennard Avenue Metro Center Krogers - Alright, this is an okay Oktoberfest marzen, but I prefer more grainy goodness in my Okyoberfest brews than the sweetness in this beer. It’s still a good beer, but just not going for my flavor choice.
ryrpat (163) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good Oktoberfest style. A little sweet on the palate going down. Would rather my Oktoberfest have a little richer taste versus sweet finish. For the price a good kickoff to the season
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Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Chipotle Festival. Hazy copper with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of caramel malts, spice, dough, and pumpkin spice. Sweet light fruits in the finish.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy copper color. There isn’t much head - about one finger with an off-white shade - and what head there is fades quickly, leaving minimal lacing behind.
S: Actually, it doesn’t have the dominating caramel maltiness of the typical marzen, instead going the route of something relatively well-hopped. The hops don’t seem that grassy or bitter, rather they’re fruity - think apricots and peaches. I definitely think this aroma works well if not quite brilliantly.
T: Again, it’s fruity and almost sweet - no, actually, it is sweet. Not that I mind, the sweetness here works well. It has that fruit punch quality (which is really just an apricot/peach note) I liked so much in many Great Lakes lagers, though it doesn’t seem quite as refined here. Caramel malts emerge in the finish.
M: This is a good thirst quencher. It’s sweet, not particularly dry, and is quite refreshing, even. It does tingle the tongue slightly, which I could do without. Still, carbonation, though a touch low, is perfect for my stylistic preferences.
O: A solid marzen from a solid brewery. There’s just enough of a satisfying bend to this where I’d definitely drink it again, and maybe even buy it again; I certainly wouldn’t mind drinking it by the six-pack even.
eworkman1 (50) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A malty sweet nose and a full body make it a well defined version of the style. A dry finish and medium low hop presence.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Clear copper with a minimal off white head.
Caramel nose, floral hops, toffee, juicy malt, lo bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, wholesome, malty, sweet, OK.
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rust color with a medium sized head that shrinks a bit but never goes away.
the aroma is malty & leafy with a light sweetness, it’s mild but pleasant smelling.
The flavor is on the sweeter side for Oktoberfest, decidedly not cloying or anything just a touch sweeter than I would normally want from the style. It’s malt forward with a light spicy hoppiness and some mild toffee, it’s oddly enough even a little pumpkiny,.... uh?
jjgmd (1564) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber reddish orange color with no head. Nose is grainy and sweet and not full of any real flavor. Taste is pure malt and caramel. Finish is sweet as well, not a big lager lover, but yhis is drinkable. Quaff Score 6 / 10