beerandbeyond (676) - ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.
Clear light copper color, decent off white head.
Malty nose, with some caramel and light floral notes.
Sweetish juicy malt, slightly alcoholic, low bitterness.
Med body, perfect carbonation, quite wholesome and ok.
Garrold (1241) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear amber. Off white, lasting head. Light caramel. Hint of stewed fruit. Taste has sweetness, then a fruity, light sourness. Finish is bittersweet.
Swamp_Thing (34) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Yardhouse. Bottle would score about a 3. Caramel, roasty, raisin upfront with some citrus in the finish. A good Marzen.
HuskerTan (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Caramel, toast, bread, spice.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Caramel, spices, toast, slightly bitter, slightly malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- One of the staple marzens. A good beer from the heart of beer country.
jsmerig (1238) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is bready/yeasty with munich malt. Taste is clean and malty with the distinct german flavor and noble hops. Caramel, corn and a slightly sour bitterness. Clean and crisp with a dry finish. Classic.
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. As "Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Marzen". Clear amber. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel and cardboard. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, a hint of toast, oxidation and a finish with a bitterish note. Light to medium-bodied. Best before 5/14, but not fresh enough.
kerenmk (2299) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, as HP Original Oktoberfest. Clear dark amber, almost brown. Malt, grain and sweetish aroma, sweet, oxidized taste, with malty undertones. Medium body, fruity finish.
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 bottle shared with me at a family gathering. The pour is clear copper brown with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is softly sweet caramel malt, hint of grassy bitterness. The taste is mostly the sweet caramel malt, clean and decently fresh, followed up with the subdued dry grass bitterness, and a touch of chemical in the longish finish. The palate is light to medium bodied, softer carbonation and the somewhat dirty finish.
Cristobal37 (263) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love me some Oktoberfest beers and this one is not to be passed up. HP’s dunkel weiss remains my favorite offering from the classic brewery, but come September you should pick one of these up. Best with baked chicken and pretzels (duh).
Fishingegghead (6) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance superb. Great lacing - head retention a little disappointing (may be glass). A very enjoyable beer - a beer that you could have more than one.