Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint bottle: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, caramel in the aroma with some light hay, medium bodied with subtle carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter.
LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cold 16oz bottle: Pours a clear medium orange color with a small amount of bubbles. Aroma is of nice grains and light fruits, with a hint of grassy hops. Taste is of nicely blended malts and notes of light fruits with a lightly bitter ending. Medium bodied and smooth, with ample carbonation.
theisti (2822) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint draft at Nessun Dorma in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pour is a clear golden copper with a smallish frothy white head. Aroma is cracker bread malt, sweet caramel and an light floral hoppiness in the back. Fresh and clean nose. The taste starts with the caramel sweetness, turning to soft bready malt and finishing with the bright floral hoppiness. Flavors are straight forward, bright and clean. Palate is thin to medium bodied, slightly lower carbonation and the clean dry finish. Very drinkable beer, nice one.
jtw (1039) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz bottle from Binnyís downtown Chicago. smooth caramel lager appearance and aroma with a hint of european hops - not so "highly hopped" as the description but nicely balanced. more of a typical dunkel/vienna than an octoberfest beer, but itís quite appropriate for the season. medium-to-full body and balanced with a nice smooth finish. very enjoyable.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with thin white head. Aroma is mostly malty with some caramel notes coming through as well as some spice. Taste is malty up front with more caramel and roasty notes. A bit of hoppyness comes through on the end with a slightly bitter finish. Good mouthfeel. Overall an enjoyable, sessionable Marzen.
FunkyBrewster (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer, good all around, already rated, somehow lost the rating. had a rating, so summed up. Nice oct beer. Nice fall flavors, sweet malty bready notes More crisp and hoppy. still with some nice malty notes. The balance is there and it is a comfortable fall beer. Nice
puboflyons (1430) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a reasonably heady golden copper. The aroma is slightly malted but more like perfume than anything else. It did not make me think of an Oktoberfest. The body is thin to medium. The taste had an odd yeasty, malty flavor that I could not quite define.
17thfloor (2403) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2011 Bottle. Pours an orange copper with a small fine frothy white head. Aroma is fresh and floral, some light bread, slight malt sourness, well balanced, excellent. Flavor follows, medium sweetness, floral hops, light bread and sour dough, an excellent drinker, very well balanced and fresh, nice hop presence. Medium bodied, smaller fine sizzling carbonation, easy to drink and very tasty.
doubelknv3 (879) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, citrus, and bready aroma. Golden-copper with off-white head. Malt sweet caramel front and balancing hop bitter finish. Full bodied, with a medium bitter finish.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Orange-tan with some slight chill haze. Thin, patchy, oily head. Brewhouse aroma, a little sugary and sweet. Ouch. Lemony, way off for the style. I am drinking this in August, a year behind..it has fallen apart I hope. Thin and watery, with some gross medicinal hop leftover flavor. I suppose itís not off, and the bitterness is just the effect of the "highly hopped" action. Almost an APA Vienna. Odd, but not so bad.