imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, swing top, 500ml from Westholme Stores, Goring on Thames, Oxon. Copper with white head. I really quite enjoyed this marzen, fruity full bodied, soft and pulpy in character, some caramel without getting dry, a little sweetish, but not much in the way of hops. Quite reasonable.
bierkoning (10100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Swing top bottle. Bought at De Man van Drank Leiden. One month past best before date. Amber color, dense head. Pear and just a touch of dust in the aroma. Malty but vinous beer. Raisin and hops in the background, even a touch of cinnamon. Butterscotch and some bitterness in the aftertaste.
(6 3 6 2 11 = 2.8)
A fresh sample bought in Nordhorn was much better. Loads of malt and toffee in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. malty sweet flavor, bready, cake, pear. Grassy hopbitterness in the aftertaste. Lovely well balanced beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention and faint lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel and biscuit malt, light to medium melanoidins, light spicy hops, and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light sweetness and tea-like character, light fruity notes, mild hops, and a clean, dry finish. Medium body, light warmth, medium carbonation.
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 clear amber colour, fine head, buttery and malty nose, medium to full body, decent finishing bitterness, round and clean malty finish - solid and nicely made
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (BeerAngel) - stolen off Jarkko at work - thanks!
Rich reddy brown, healthy head. At first a slightly plasticky aroma, but as it warms the malts fill out, and it becomes quite grainy eventually. Pleasant carbonation, refreshing palate. Taste initially a bit metallic. As it warms, again, the softer malts come through and it’s a pleasantly husky graininess that you’re left with. Half a litre disappeared very quickly.
hopscotch (9052) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear lager. The color is the very definition of amber. Medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head. I really like this Oktoberfest!
An entire hive of clover honey in the aroma. Lightly perfumey and smokey as well.
Well-balanced, malty brew with notes of caramel and honey with whispers of citrus fruit.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.
daknole (9043) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite oktoberfest. Malty, and caramel. Really nice aroma and flavor. this is one great beer. Any october i am down for one of these.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, caramel brown appearance with an ivory head. Today, caramel, Munich malty, hay, noble hoppy aroma. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Caramel, Munich malty, slightly nutty, grassy hoppy flavor. Smooth, easy drinking but I prefer Paulaner’s offering better.
pivnizub (8765) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (this beer is not served at Munich’s Oktoberfest !): Amber coloured, small off-white head, quickly vanishing; grainy, slightly malty nose with a nutty touch; faint, sweet malty start, mild bitter flavour, ending in a quite dry, bitter-malty finish with a metallic touch. Drinkable, but really not impressive !
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - St Albans BF - A deep bronze coloured beer. The aroma is typical Marzen with sweet malts although it is a little thin. The taste is clean, malty and fruity. Very easy to drink and well brewed although not wholly satisfying.