Stine (1657) - 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 (669) - 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 (745) - 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.
Senka (901) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl swingtop as fresh as it gets from Germany directly. Far away from Märzen type if you ask me. This is a traditional german lager, made to perfection. It is hoppy, malty , zesty, tangy, fizzy and what not. Superbly balanced ans is a pleasure to dringk. One of my favourite beers from Germany.
sturmthis (895) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Amber color with little white head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is similar. Good Märzen.
saintjulien (185) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
hay, cereal, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter
mike5326 (1133) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Crystal malt aroma. Light body with not much of a flavor and and weak finish.
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Luvystypotables (1057) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malt, pours an amber colour without much head. Pleasant taste of malt and a hint of sweetness. Watery feel without much of an aftertaste.
ContemplateBeer (1743) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Lightly toasted bread with a gentle spicy hop character. Appearance: Rich copper pour with a foamy white head that settles into a sticky, solid cap; slow, mesmerizing carbonation makes this a real treat to the eyes. Flavor: Bready malts have that slightly honeyed character that I adore in Pilsner Urquell; spicy hops endure pleasantly into the semi-dry finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: For me, this has the be the best Marzen i’ve experienced. A real treat.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinkable but unremarkable dark Oktoberfest brewed for the US market. Unclean hops ruin an otherwise decent affair.