ryrpat (215) - 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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TXBadger (1970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a coppery color with off-white head. Caramel malt, nuts, and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with nuts and toffee.
Ahuth (58) - - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark brown. Nice refreshing taste. Has a nutty blend with apricots like the bottle says. Decent Okoberfest beer
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Yolo Microbrewfest. Pours really coppery with an off-white head. Near med body. Flavor is mildly roasty malt with nut hints. Decent, typically boring, marzen. My issue that.
Cousin_Larry (643) - - AUG 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle at block party 2015. Nice toffee flavor with fruity apricot notes. Way better than the next Oktoberfest I will rate.
Sammer (1090) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is baking spices, malt, grain, charred wood and a bit o’ honey. Smooth drinking and nice.
DrunkSanta410 (657) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Copper pour, clear, no head retention. Aroma is spice, toast, caramel, faint rasins. Taste is a bit fruity, rasins, banana, cloves, faint caramel, toasted malts, spice. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pretty good.
PorterPounder (6299) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, quickly fading light off-white head. Aroma of ripening vegetables, a touch of toffee. Flavor has some caramel sweetness, some ripening vegetables, a hint of sweet toffee. Mouthfeel has a nice decent thickness to it. Does in a pinch.
TomTron (427) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with not much head. Faint aromas of sugary malts and that’s about it. Flavor is a bit malty, with a hint of funky. Not bad, pretty drinkable, but also a bit of a safe entry into the style.
PhillyBeer2112 (2655) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have a rating entered for Goose Island Okfoberfest "Brewpub Recipe" and I have no idea what that entry was about because I didn’t have it at their brewpub. Either way, this rating belongs here and it seems a different, when comparing my notes here vs the old one. This is close to a true marzen, rich and chewy with toffee melanoidin malts, borders into sweet stone fruit. Tobacco and spicy hop notes at the end but overall sweet and maltty. Deep bronze color. I’m out of practice with malt heavy beers so I’m not sure if this features too much crystal malt or if that’s vienna. I used to drink so many sweet brown lagers but now those malt heavy beers are far less common than they used to be, everything is dominated by pale malts these days.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Clear amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts and citrus. The taste is berries, toasted malt, mild caramel, herbal notes. Thin bodied.