italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour light off white head ... malty caramel aroma and light bready malt .... taste of caramel malts toasted and lightly bready with a touch of floral hops and a bitter hop finish .... an easy drinking and smooth oktober brew good stuff
droseph (1) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Oktoberfest packs all of the autumnal flavors that make October the best time of the year, while having the smoothness of a lager to allow for a surprisingly delicious, refreshing treat.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with light white head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt and a hint of molasses. Sweet malt and a light bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a moderate cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty caramel and some medium-skinned fruits.. sweet overall with a nice earthy touch on the back of the nose. The flavor found lightly-toasted caramel and pale malt topped by light earth and grainy bitterness.. dry finish.. decent balance. Lighter-bodied, dry, and grainy on the palate.. a little sour at times.. I’d have another.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with virtually no head at all. Nose is light with some maltiness and spice...typical Marzen. Flavor is cinnamon and hops with very little malt or depth to speak of. Finish has an almost vegetable quality to it. It’s not bad, really, but this is something you might buy en mass this time of year for a cheap buzz that tastes like fall...kind of. Bleh.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in a shaker at Bouchon in Asheville, this beer poured a coppery orange with a small head and a bit of lacing all the way down the glass. This is one of the nicer American Oktoberfests out there, with a very light (though not too thin) body, smooth lager-y texture, and just enough malt sweetness to give you a hint of flavor. The hops are ghostly - you would hardly know they are there - but that’s true to the style.
bubbleflubber (2072) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange-amber into the glass, with a fully diminished eggshell head that leaves trace lace. Aromas of malts and a processed candy effervescence. Sweet malt upfront, with some bock-like yeast in the mid-palate. The finish is an almost null semi-sour old stock yeast. A unilateral mouthfeel leads into a semi-thin body and lands slightly flat on the palate. For a Märzen, it’s not bad, just not a super complex offering, and is somewhat forgettable.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/amber with a fully receding tan head. Notes of sweet toasted malt, bread dough, crackers, chewy toffee. Medium to full bodied, lightly sweet with soft carbonation.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - SEP 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a small white head. Malty caramel scent. Taste is malty caramel sweet. yawn
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice brew from Blue Lou from one of my favorite breweries out of Asheville. Beautiful city, beautiful people, beautiful beer. Pours a clear, bright amber colour with a finger sized head. It’s quick to dissipate but leaves behind a generous amount of lacing. And actually holds pretty nice retention with the foam. Aroma is nice. Soft hops with roasted malts and a little burnt toast. Taste is pleasent, with flavours of fruit and grass and other woodsy things. A pretty tasty beer all around.