brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a deep, dark copper color with a couple of fingers worth of off-white head.
S: Lots of sweet and bready malts to begin with. Earthy hop notes along with a slight spice quality. I get nutmeg and all-spice for the most part, and there is a fair amount of yeast.
T: The bread and hops are at the forefront. Semi-sweet malts along with floral and earthy hops. The bitterness is quite light, but a lot of the same spices that the nose had.
M: Medium in body with a lively carbonation to it. Really refreshing, actually.
D: Another top German tick, and it’s on the list with good reason. I liked this one quite a lot and will make sure to pick some up each year.
Rasmus40 (8910) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and grainy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 250811
Bov (8829) - 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
BeerandBlues2 (8481) - 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.
pivnizub (8379) - 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 !
hopscotch (8375) - 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.
FatPhil (8108) - 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.
maeib (8059) - 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.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, amber colour with a mid-sized, slowly lacing, slightly off-white foamy head. Moderately sweet malty, toasted bread aroma with faint hints of herbal hops. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to light body with a crispy carbonation. Toasted malty taste, bready with light herbal notes, rather dry, moderately bitter and toasty finish with hints of liquorice. Well-balanced and easy-going session-Märzen.
daknole (8006) - 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.