unclemattie (4283) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Orange amber color, tall white head. Aroma of toasted malts, lager yeast, some grassy hops. Sweet caramel malt taste, some straw. Reminds me more of a Vienna style than a Märzen. I would drink this beer all day long as the leaves change to Fall.
nick76 (4280) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and a bit nutty with yeast and grassy hops. The appearance is amber gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter malty finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a decent beer.
drfabulous (4268) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Orange color. Light body. Not heavy on caramel at all. Some citrus and basically pretty refreshing Oktoberfest.
Patrickctenchi (4252) - 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.
emacgee (4175) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent copper orange gold with a one finger frothy yellowish head. The nose is malty, sweet, earthy and bready malt, no precursor to the bitterness in the flavor. The flavor is sweet, grainy, mild astringent bitterness, more than a traditional marzen, earthy, lager characters, sharp. Very sharp biting bitterness on the mouthfeel. Not too hot.
obguthr (4169) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light barley malt nose. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Weak barley malt flavor. Medium body. Nothing offensive, macros intensity. Boring. One of the weaker octoberfests.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Yet another marzen? Alas, yes for the most part. Pour fails to leave much of any impression at all, and the nose is malty and grainy. Prickly mouthfeel, and slightly more hops here than one often encounters in the style, which I guess is a plus. Still boring.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles. One of the most boring beer styles out there and everybody and their brother feels like they need to brew one. It’s getting colder which already sucks and then you have to give us this shitty malty beer to make us feel better. This particular marzen aint bad by any means, it just happens to be the object for my rant on marzens. Sorry Highland.
nearbeer (3899) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Clear copper with a quarter inch of creamy foam that tries to last. Nose of dry earth, husky grain, caramel and a tinge of spiciness. Flavor is a nice blend of light toasted grain, caramel apple and a touch of earthy spice. Hints of pepper, lemon and wood resin on the finish. Light-medium body is mildly tingly, softish and smoothly carbonated.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours clear amber with ring of light tan head. Boring and buttery. Malty, and a bit astringent, cloying. Caramel heavy. A bit vegetal. There are some light bitter floral hops on the finish, but this is still a dissappointment.