lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma and overall look is phenomenal, taste is better as it goes on got a lot of alcohol flavor to it, still good beer
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass at approximately 45 degrees F.
A: Pours a coppery clear golden-orange, which forms a thin head that dissipates quickly into a ring of bubbles around the glass.
S: Doughy, yeasty malt, much like an uncooked biscuit, with some faint spice hints and a touch of non-sweet caramel.
T: Sweet toast and a bit of caramel hit up front, followed by a doughy yeastiness that rounds out and balances the sweetness nicely. There’s some faint spiciness to this marzen, like a touch of cinnamon. As could be expected in any malt-forward lager, there are some undertones of toffee and caramel, though with decidedly less sweetness than one might expect. The finish is composed almost entirely of the GLBC yeast, with a slightly grassy, leafy tone.
M: Flat, but in precisely the way a marzen should be, with minimal carbonation. The feel across the palate is light, without a watery finish (GLBC is good at avoiding that issue with every beer of theirs I’ve had).
O: That’s a good, tasty marzen, relying on malt and yeast to provide the bulk of the flavor profile, while spice and hops remain comfortably in the background.
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes is exactly what I would expect from the style. Taste is also dominated by cereal notes with light residual sugar with a clean finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Perfect example of the style.
bpar73 (754) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy copper colored pour with a thin white head. Big malt aroma and taste with a mild hop undertone. Nice drinkability in a solid Oktoberfest.
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Creamy toasted white bread aroma with very low noble hops presence. Clear orange amber under a thin white sheet. Nutty, slightly sherry-like flavour of toasty malt with accents of watermelon and gruyere cheese. Medium light body, medium carbonation, midway between crisp and smooth.
iceman15658 (135) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Pours Aroma is mainly caramel. Goes down smooth and has a very faint marzen flavor. not that bad
OsuStu (141) - - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Amber color with a dissipating white head. Malty caramel, yeasty, raisin aroma. Sweet malts, brown bread, raisins, mild hops, fall spices. Astringent finish.
Petkus331 (372) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of toast and cereal sugars. Appears copperish brown, nice white lace, a ring of foam. Taste is sweet like cereal up front, followed by mild toast bitterness; this actually tastes a lot like "mash water" at ugly dog distilling in Chelsea Michigan. Palate is ordinary. Overall, a solid Oktoberfest.
firstsip (719) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2015 Tap. Dark amber. Bubbly. Some nice head/lacing. Yeasty nose. Tastes strongly of yeast (bready), caramel malt.
boto (1969) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a clear, lighter amber color. There was a small off white head that left little lacing. Decent aroma. A bit of toasted malts. Possible some earthy hops also. No noticeable sweetness. The taste is decent. Toasted malts and slight biscuit notes. It has just a hint of bitterness and is very smooth. Nice!