fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It has very little aroma. It pours a nice amber color, which I expected for this beer. Its very plain. The first sip starts off bland, a hint of malt. Then it finishes with a light bitter taste. That is it, it really had no complexity at all. It has a very light, watery palate. Just really depressing since its one of my favorite breweries. The old Oktoberfest was infinitely better then this.
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/2/15. 12oz bottle. I’m not really sure why this is a new/separate rating, but I won’t argue. Glad I looked it up! Amber pour with a small khaki head. Light biscuit and caramel aroma. Malty flavor, biscuit, caramel, doughy, light grassiness. Meh.
weihenweizen (2894) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear light Amber with small white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt.
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Restrained, but well-balanced. Certainly not sweet, as this style can sometimes become. Not particularly exciting, but nothing offensive. Just your typical Oktoberfest.
rondphoto (3630) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Clear amber brown color, full beige head, lace sheets. Aroma of malt and burnt sugar. Taste is toffee and malt that grow sweeter and fuller as they move smoothly to a lightly carbonated swallow. Hops are only slightly apparent in the finish, but it’s enough to balance this beer very nicely. A good Marzen style brew.
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper color without much depth and a small off-white head that settles into an uneven ring and wispy film while leaving a few spots of lace in the glass. Notes of toasted sugar, biscuit, light toffee, grass, mild spice, apple - I don’t really get the apricot notes they mention on the label. More fruit in the back of the flavor, with bigger malts and more earth and malt in the aroma. Light-medium bodied, with modest carbonation and an earthy, fruity, malty mouthfeel. Decent Oktoberfest.
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with frothy foam. Malty, lightly sweet with a bit of fruit and just a hint of bitterness.
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BJ’s in Fort Collins. Clear orange appearance with a frothy beige head. Smooth, malty and a pretty clean rendition with mild noble hop spice.
hotstuff (4783) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 10-06-2015 (Kroger Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer pours a very small beige head that has a short retention, amber transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, toffee, citrus hops, fruity, earthy, and light spice. The flavor is semi-sweet, lightly bitter, citrus hops, fruity, spice, and malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is light carbonation and this is a light bodied beer. A quaffable beer that lacks in character.
wombat23 (389) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Amber in color, really large off-white head. Aroma has malt, a hint of caramel. Taste is similar with a small bit of bitterness.