Bulk_Carrier (2779) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a caramel-amber body with a slightly creamy white film of a head. Carbonation seen rising.
The smell had mild hops with some caramel malts.
The taste was sweet through the malts, not as balanced as I would have hoped.
The palate sat about a light to medium, slightly creamy, sessionable, no aftertaste or finish.
Overall, good for the style, decent to me.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice but quite watery as many of this brewery ones. NIce lager hints and not so much an Oktoberfest.
rumproasts (4182) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. very average oktoberfest style. caramel malt and light hops.
jrodooo5 (1276) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yet another malty, bland & just blah beer. I’m not a huge octoberfest fan. They are drinkable which I suppose is their point for existence but just not complex or memorable. The orange/reddish pour is kinda cool tho. This one is ok & pretty much like all the rest.
Bierkrug (2132) - - FEB 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle from Crown in Pompano Beach, Florida. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, spice and nuts. Taste is roasted malts and spices. Palate is a bit too spicy for style.
TATE (372) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick off white head with lots of lacing. Citrus aroma. Flavor is lighter than I was expecting. Fruity up front with a bit of alcohol that seems to come through though alcohol is not high. This quickly replaced by a light hop bite. Pretty good overall.
smcolw (601) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a strong amber color (darker than a typical Marzen). Appears to be clear. Very nice head, rocky and thick. Modest ring lace given the froth.
Malty with a strong cream (slightly soured) aroma.
Drier than I expected given the smell. Still, it’s a malty and thick brew. Nice finishing hop in the swallow which continues through the short-lived aftertaste. The body is rich, but has a high level of carbonation.
Overall, I’d say this is a good beer with some nice departures from the typical Octoberfest.
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a brown color with a small head. the aroma is chocolate and bready. the taste is very similar and i enjoyed this beer.
Swamp_Thing (44) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Did I get a bad six-pack? Undated bottle from Total Wine. Bland, reminds me of a Michelob more than anything. Malty, watery. I’m giving the other 5 bottles to my friends that enjoy Miller Lite - not kidding - I think they will like it.
bellco33 (487) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass: Pours redish brown with a one-finger white head. I love the color. Aroma is roasted, nutty, and sweet smelling. Taste is roasted, nicely balanced malt with a little bit of hop. Not overly sweet, tastes a little nutty / bitter on the back end. Medium bodied and a good amount of carbonation, it’s a pretty nice beer, especially for a marzen.