Patrickctenchi (4390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, dark gold/amber with a thick white head.
Nutty, caramel scent.
Taste is roasted peanut, caramel malt, a little salt.
Very nice....smooth and balanced....a nice, even feel to it.
olio (6799) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.
Pours golden color with a small head. Malty, earthy and a bit nutty aromas. Malty nutty flavor with some hay and mild cellar notes. Very clean and flawless product, a bit too straightforward though.
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Toasty, malty, noble hop, cereal aromas. Malty, bread, earthy flavors. Just an all-around, great drinking oktoberfest beer. It was the best of 4 german oktoberfest beers that I blind tasted.
Cocktus (35) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper body with light brown head. There’s caramel, bread and a little bit of toastiness in taste. Nice märzen!
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Clear dark copper colour with a big white head than turns to a thin lacing during the tasting. Malt, toffee and bread in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is balanced slightly sweeter. Overall, a nice beer and for Oktoberfest I was expecting a less interesting beer.
marshalloo (1) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Second Octoberfest beer I’m trying. Not my favourite style, I’ve read that exported beers (one I’ve drinked) are different from brewed for local market.
Colour: dark red, clear.
Foam: medium, solid.
I’m not pro in tasting but I’ve found trouble in finding some hops in taste, just like pils but little bit stronger, with note typical for chech beers.
To sum up: not bad but I’ll not dream about that beer.
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle from Tipsy’s. Copper and clear appearance with an off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, toasted grains, light hops, toffee, light caramel and some yeast. Similar flavor, malty, creamy and smooth with mild sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Easy to drink, a solid rendition.
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, amber pour, staying foam. Classic aroma of autumn leaves in the brisk air, with a somewhat tinny but warm, hearth-like sweetness. Golden cereal grain, brown bread, crunchy toffee. Flavor is balanced, lightly sweet, cottony. Golden raisin, sweet nutty malts, somewhat papery with wooden earthiness for bitterness. Good and clean. Soft, crisp palate. The airy, fleeting sugars could gather more depth, but the clean, quenching finish is the payoff of this compromise.
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Republic Seven Corners. Half liter glass to further the German Oktoberfest experience on a much smaller scale. Medium orange, copper. No finger head measurement necessary. There is none. Aroma is metallic and kind of offputting. Taste makes up for it slightly pushing its malty, biscuity agenda. It has a certain level of crispness that’s welcomed but unfortunately the taste cannot overcome the aroma. It’s probably one of the better Oktoberfest options in its prime but this one falls short of greatness in the style.
Bricks (664) - Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel malt, slightly metallic aroma. Nice caramel appearance. Somewhat bitter neutral malt taste. Not a big fan.