pumpmaster (1272) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!
Patrickctenchi (4949) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, amber-brown with a short tan head.
Scent is caramel and bread.
Taste is a mild, sweet, slightly spiced bread....
Malt and Caramel.....
Nice hop notes at the finish....
Simple, but very good.
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright, light cherry gold. Clear. Rich red ale flavors, thought this was an alt or something, but hard to place as a marzen. Sweet, but not too sweet, apricot flavors. Light body, creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable. On tap, Liberty Taproom, Columbia.
jjuf1853 (1284) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at World Of Beer in Land O Lakes. Clear amber pour with a foamy white head. Roasted caramel malt aroma and flavor with some lingering spices. Decent but far from exciting.
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is of bisquit and toffee. Medium bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel. More bisquit/bread malt flavors with a bit of sweetness and a slighly cloying aftertaste. Pretty good. Nice body initially but it seems a bit thinner once warmed.
freekyp (1669) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean and unassuming, Highland’s Oktoberfest entry sticks to the classic profile, but is lacking some of the toasted breadt character that is so appealing to me. Nicely balanced with a lightly bitter and malty aftertaste. A good match for a hearty burger or hot dogs.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not at all a bad Marzen, only a tad thin in body and too hoppy to really sit back and appreciate. German malts are evident with the notes of toffee but after a while it just gets pretty bitter and distracting. Ayinger still reigns supreme here :-P.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear rich copper with a one finger off-white head. Average head retention and lacing.
A really nice aroma. Biscuit and toasted malt along with a little bit of candy. Also some earthyness and grassy hops.
Flavor takes off with biscuit malt and some candy sweetness. Toffee and caramel is there along with a little bit of coffee. A little bit of wet hay along with a light bitterness. Finish is a bit on the sticky side but clean overall.
A decent Oktoberfest but not a whole lot that makes it stand out above the rest. I do like the extra bit of toast and biscuit in this one, though, and it is worth picking up.
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber color with little head. Very little to this beer - I get little smell from it, and just some hints of maltiness to the taste. It’s a basic average beer for the style. Meh.
mattnock (10) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Don’t feel it’s as full bodied as the description. Good malt but not enough spice, Easy drinking