Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Pours a deep gold color with a small amount of foamy white head that lasts. Does not have the usual orange Oktoberfest hew. Aroma is hayish, sweet fruits, slight caramel, kinda like a mix of an octoberfest and a pilsner. Flavor is light and crisp, slightly skunk aftertaste, hay, and crisp hoppy finish.
tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The worst goddam Octoberfest beer I’ve ever had. The aroma is very malty, with corn, and other adjuncts. The color is a very pale ywellow, with a white head. This is thus far indistinguishable from a pale lager, the most odious of beers. The flavor very hoppy, and spicy. WTF??? This is not at all like a Marzen. There is a strong hoppy character on the finish. This waas not at all what I was expecting, and I wasn’t pleasantly surprised.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, part of a six pre fix from Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ, bright golden color, brilliant, hefty head, wheaty aroma, plain, lager, taste is as plain as possible. about the norm for marzen, but that said, fairly lame. Sad and dreary, that’s oktoberfest, AFAICT. Someone correct me — what’s the point to oktoberfest-marzen styles?
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a straw yellow with a white head. Aroma was grassy. Flavor was a light malt with a good hoppy crispness. Drink ice cold
TEJA (2194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The final of 4 different Oktoberfest beir in our test. According to the swedish alcohol monopoly this beer is 6.3 % and a litle stronger than the others we tried. This is clearly noticable in the bigger maltiness both in taste and the aroma. With the higher maltiness it aqlso have more bitterness to make it balanced.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh bottle poured into proper glass. Holds a dense white head. Aroma is doughy with grains and a slight metallic aroma. Flavor is more on the sweet side than the grassy side, which I was hoping for. Some honey notes are present also along with a not horrible butteriness. I’ve had this a lot over the past week and I don’t recall this beer being so sweet.
mjs (6293) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Old Bank, Turku, 2008-08-30) Pale golden. Clear. Medium sized quickly disappeared white head. Metallic and lightly grassy nose. Medium bodied dry palate with lot of carbonation. Lightly grapefruit, bitterness and fruitiness in taste.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. golden pour with a nice round white head. Aroma has fruits and some butter.
Flavor is overwhelmed with a alchoholic taste with a a sharp almost metallic finish.
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(50 cl bottle purchased by deft from Systembolaget)
Labeled 6.3% ABV
On September 1, 2008
Clear pale straw color, white head. Sugary sweet alcohol scent. Sweet alcohol taste. A bit thin weak mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Some perrpry bitterness from alcohol. Not very pleasant.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,5 l (6,3 %). Clear golden, thick white head. Nose is strongly malty, a bit alcoholic sweet, honeyish. Flavor is malty, sweetish, nicely hopped for a märzen, quite alcoholic and even bockish. Maltiness doesn’t quite cover the alcohol, which makes this a bit boozy rather than refreshing or a treat.