FrankBrew (42) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Oktoberfest. Pours with light head, brown amber color. Maple smell, smooth taste, gram cracker finish
superspak (2121) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 8/8/2013. Pours slightly hazy ruby copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big carmael, biscuit, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, pear, apricot, nuttiness, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/toasted malt notes with moderate yeast ester balance; and great strength. Taste of big caramel, biscuit, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, nuttiness, floral, pear, apricot, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, floral, and light pepper on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/toasted/nutty malt flavors; with great robustness and minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Oktoberfest style. Great robustness, balance, and complexity of malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
beakerh20 (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden copper appearance. Apricot aroma and a smooth flavor. Flavor has some creamy character with malty notes. Nice Oktoberfest!!
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dlovell2 (536) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper color with white head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor. Some roasted notes and slight hop finish.
mike67 (724) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with creamy off-white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of caramel malt and grassy hops. Body is medium and crisp. Caramel malt, herbal hops and hint of cherry nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is medium and balanced. Well made Oktoberfest.
Finhead (1091) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear, copper pour with a fluffy, off-white head. The aroma has sweet caramel and toffee. It has a medium body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with some alcohol and warmth in the finish.
tmongoose (1034) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours copper red with off white head. Nice aroma of malts and some sweetness. Flavor wise for a marzan is actually pretty good solid malt backbone with something like a dried fruit and a touch of caramel. Overall good for style and flavor.
jflopsu (401) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark-clear amber. Aroma has a nice mix of malt, spices, and cinnamon. Taste is similar to aroma and is sweet and refreshing.
johnnyoski (412) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a standard off white head. Malty, sweet biscuit aroma. Caramel malt flavor with hints of peach and baking spices in the finish. Dry texture with average carbonation. One of the sweeter and more flavorful representations out there.
wlajwl (3479) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts, light bananas and a hint of fruit. The flavor is malts, fruit, bananas and a dryish and mildly bitter finish.