omhper (19212) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 [Bottled] Deep golden, buttery aroma. Sweet and caramelly with clean, hard mouthfeel. Dominated by crystal malt in sort of a pastisch of the style. There are some nice flavours, but a Märzen needs to be softer to be enjoyable.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(CapCityOktobrefest04 draft) Clear golden with beige head. Aroma is mild, grassy, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, light caramel. Crisp, light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a creamy white head with copper color. Aroma is medium sweet malt. Taste is medium sweet malt, slight hop. OK effervescence.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Balto Marz Hon
clear amber, scant white head, creamy body, big sweet carmel malt aroma, rich carmel malt flavor, well balanced sweetness with some earthy hops,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Just past date. Pours clear amber with a foamy 2 finger beige head. Smells like mild roast caramel. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is rough/roast caramel with some decent grassy? hop. Just slightly sweeter than not. Drinks pretty well.
Tmoney99 (10444) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with shigadeyo. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Thanks Craig.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of biscuit and light lemon. Taste is peppery caramel and lemon.
BeerandBlues2 (9425) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear mahogany with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie malt, spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my baby bro, Jetson. Clear, burnt orange appearance with a fluffy, off-white head. A nice caramel, slightly nutty malty aroma with a touch of dark fruitiness. Sweet caramel malty, nutty, earthy hoppy flavor with a sweet finish. Ok.
daknole (8913) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Taco Mac. Medium brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty plain...malty and light. Flavor is pretty decent, with some good malt and sweetness. But I expect a bit more flavor and body in an Octoberfest.