fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 Sweet roasty aroma. Clear amber color that pours a great, but quickly dissipating head. Sweet flavors of malt, light hints of fruit, and perfect hop balance. not bad
dpjuart (1062) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trevor. Light amber to brown with egg shell head. Corn and caramel with a touch of grass. Light body sweetness from caramel, clean and mild hop grass notes. Nice.
tampierre (801) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing top bottle , Cesky Brod , CZ , Malt,cereal,caramel and woody aroma , Clear amber color with smaller lacing head , Sweeter taste with long finish , Medium body , Soft carbon, Pretty good.
Ericular (621) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid. Super malty, essence of a fall day with leaves and grains. October gold. High carbonation, which is perfect for this style. Surly Fest might be more up my hop-loving alley, but this is the quintessential Oktoberfest-from-a-bottle-on-a-crisp-fall-day.
AKORN (145) - Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color with a nice head. Caramel and malt aroma. Malt, caramel, light sweetness taste and finishes with a light bitterness. Good beer
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as "Original Oktoberfest". Pours a clear copper-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Light to medium body with flavors of toasted malt, grassy hops and caramel. The finish is sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
Burgers (331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-coloured with thick white head. Aromas of malt and yeast. Flavour medium bitter. Soft carbonation.
boxofrane (2127) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at landmark. Pours clear amber with a medium sized white head. The aroma is classic toasted malt with a side of biscuit. The taste is bready, sweet, easy to drink. Classic for the style.
two7offsuit (180) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thick white head. Aromas of malt and bread. Flavors of brown bread with hints of honey and caramel.
tmoreau (2445) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. as a 17 oz. serving dispensed to a tall, HB lager glass, showing a clear, coppery amber color, with a very persistent layer of billowy, soft white foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was light grain, soft malt, some toastiness, a touch of sweetness, maybe a slight hint of fruit, but no noticeable caramel, which is inappropriate for the style anyway. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, a low hop bitterness, and clean finish. Of all the Marzens that I’ve sampled this season, this is one of the lighter versions of the style, but no less quaffable, and very sessionable.
TomTron (378) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at flying saucer Columbia. Copper pour with a sudsy head. Faint malty aroma. Definitely heavy on the caramel malts which is expected and its frikkin delectable. Had to get this seeing as its the only German marzen on tap, and it didn’t disappoint.