DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not even close to a real Oktoborfest brew! Too much carbonation, too little taste, & the color was so-so.
Headbanger (3280) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft Flight 1/22/09 (Tampa)-Pours a clear amber with a decent head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is nothing to write home about.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap in Matthews nc, nah, there’s an off flavor in there. Soapy oak? Nah fuck this
jrob21 (2531) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh, I didn’t realize this was a chain. Was trying to search out NC brews and kept getting derailed at the Charlotte O-fest. Oh well, here comes this tick anyway. Nutti and chewy aroma followed by a grassy and slighly pine bitter hop finish. A little hopy for an O-fest beer but I’m never going to complain about a couple of extra IBUs in my drink.
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Hops Golden Colorado poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medsium bodied and smooth with a chalky finish. Flavors of carmel, straw and light earthiness with a smooth chalky finish.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from the Richmond/Midlothian, VA location. The chalkboard at the brewpub said "Winter Amber (Marzen)." The tap handle said winter amber. It’s definitely a marzen. Pours a reddish chestnut color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Taste is carmel, nutty grain notes, leafy hops and maybe just a hint of butter. Taste is toasted malts, nutty toffee notes with grassy, bitter hops. Light cinnamon in the finish. Medium bodied. Maybe a bit too much on the bitter side, but still very good.
soicanbreathe (13) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Depending on your individual brewmaster this beer differs from location to location, my experience has been that this beer is very decent, malty, hints of carmelly sweetness, paired with a good amount of hoppyness
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light copper color, with a full head. Sweet typical Oktoberfest style. Refreshing and a easily drinkable beer. At 4.5% wouldn’t mind it as a session beer.
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
has a lot going for it considering that a little too much and slightly cloying sweetness screws the whole thing up. as you can see nice aroma and everything else speaks to a 3.3+ rating. pretty authentic but the sweetness seems a bit off which of course is suicide when offered up to us as a marzen. slightly tweaked this beer can do much better.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap at hops : Light clear color with small white head. Very light. Fruity flavor and ending. Not very hoppy or octoberfesty.
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Sanford, FL. Poured a clear copper color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met and the beer went well with the Bratwurst Platter.