tennisjoel (1231) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is golden amber color with an average dissipating white head. Typical octoberfest smell of bread, hay, cereal, and caramel malts. Flavor matches the aroma. Simple but well executed beer. Clean finish. Decent.
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a very light yellow, much lighter than what I’m used to for Oktoberfest beers. Aroma isn’t much to write home about, a bit of light muted hay and honey notes. A surprising amount of bitterness upfront on this one, not nearly the malty backbone I was expecting, towards the end some slight doughy notes. A fairly clean finish. Not bad but not the best of a style I have grown to appreciate very much.
badhack (423) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a refreshing, drinkable marzen. Light, some bitter and spice in the finish and a fairly light malt flavor.
samzim (347) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Slightly spicy scent. Clear golden colour. Very crisp and drinkable and a mild sweetness, but without much discernable flavour. Lively carbonation and medium to light body. Not sure I?d buy again
Ferris (8104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Grains, honey and lemon. Fizzy yellow with a foamy white head. Very light with lots of grain and a hint of lemon. Easy drinking.
Wittales (727) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear deep gold with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet toffee, caramel pils malt driven, not much else. Taste is lighter sweeter malts than nose with a touch of herbal, spicey hops for balance. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with a light body, average length sweet, spicey with a hint of dry mineral finish. An easy drinker, but...
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Blue Max, orangish brown clear pour. Aroma of caramel, malt and grain. Taste is a little grain and caramel but fades, very light body, it's alright.
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Moneyman083 (5) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 Very mild. Not much of an after taste. Goes down easy. Overall a great octoberfest. Had this on tap in Hagerstown, MD. Wife loved it as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bitterness is the dominant character on this brew, not what I think of with Oktoberfest, but the deep amber color, thin white head, combined with the brown sugar notes and malt undertones reminded me of one. Flavor was bitter and monotone, bubbly, and lively to the palate. It was ok.
prawlie (1284) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on draught at York Tap in 2012. Golden, fizzy, with a good frothy head. Hopped and malt aroma. Tastes bitter, malty with a touch of corned beef. Has substance to it, but not the most exciting of beers. Actually a bit disappointing, especially considering what else the Tap has to offer. But not bad.