DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Draft. Pours very well, with a foamy German type head. Has a nice roasted malt aspect to it, which actually calls to mind a well-made Vienna lager. In other words, this is a pretty okay beer. The texture and mouthfeel come across like a standard American "dark beer," which can get in the way of one's enjoyment.
2004 rating: Color is light as a Hamm's these days, which can also detract. They keep making them lighter in germany to match the lowest common denominator in drinker preferences...
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. Tried on tap at Green Lion Inn. Malty with a hint of sweetness, spices and wheat.
Drjohnrock (427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Draft at 2013 Oktoberfest ZInzinnati. Nice golden hue, aroma 65% pale lager-like and 35% toasted malt, pleasing bittersweet flavor with bitterness a bit more pronounced than expected, nice long aftertaste. This may be the second best marzen I’ve ever had at Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest, with only the brilliantly golden Konig Ludwig Oktoberfest specially brought in several years ago being better. It’s a nice change of pace to have one of the golden hued oktoberfests instead of the usual amber ones.
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap in tulsa. Pours a golden yellow with a thin head and very floral aroma. Some malt flavor also. Nice beer.
cargo150 (420) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Couleur blonde, bu directement a l’oktoberfest. Rien de particulier a dire de cette bière une bière typiquement allemande, qui se bois très bien mais rien de très original
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goldgelbe Farbe, geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch stark malzig, süß, leicht getreidig. Geschmack malzig süß, würzig.
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hofbrau's Octokberfest beer is an excellent German beer. It's awesome golden color compliments it's smooth taste that finishes with a slight bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A- Grains, alcohol, spices.
A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Alcohol, bitter, spiced, grains.
P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, crisp finish.
O- Rich and spiced. Not my favorite oktoberfest by any means.
AgentAle (411) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Light sweet munich malt notes
Taste: sweet spicey maltiness with well subtle hop finish
Appearance: Clear ligh5 gild body with medium/light retention
mathieuc (985) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of sour-ish herbs and not much more. Some annoying skunk. Taste is slightly grainy, lightly bitter. Body is light, carbonation is high. This wouldn’t push me to buy a ticket to Munich for the Oktoberfest.
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I find these octoberfest beers a bit underwhelming. Sweet and high ABV. Not much of a presence or depth. Alcohol is very sweet.