johnnymusky (428) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasty beer....not my style of choice but drank very smooth....more of a malt forward profile than like but i assume that is common for the style.
ryecatcher (900) - 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 (4449) - 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 (792) - 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 (167) - 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 (1676) - 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 (3494) - 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?