BiddleBrau (1031) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Chestnut Hill. Clear, dark amber, no head. Toasted caramel malt nose. Malty sweet with some roastiness. Hops mix with roastiness to provide some bitterness but this is primarily a malt profile.
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice version of the style. Malty with bread, caramel, some yeast. The flavor is the same, nicely balanced, and good with the Oktoberfest menu.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light coffee color with a light tan head and a little lace. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, caramel and roasted malts. Roasted malts, peat, a little dark chocolate and resin. Kind of sour with a clean, bitter finish.
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a medium tan head...nice lacing. Aroma has some roastiness and nuttiness...bready as billed. Flavor follows suit and has nice earthy notes...faint spice and bitterness in the back end. Mouthfeel is lively and refreshing with a dry bitter/roasty finish.
argo0 (12298) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Wilmington, 6.8% ABV) Off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, light earthy, lager yeast. Light-medium body, light stickiness. Not very Oktoberfesty, but tasty.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Wilmington brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a one finger of frothy off white head wich leaves some lacing. The aroma is sweet bready malts with spicy hops. The taste is intially sweet, with a big breadiness that is balanced with some spicy drying bitterness, which gives this a very smooth finish. The mouthfeel is medium and crisp, with moderate carbonation.
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ maple shade. Pours a clear amber brown with a small beigh head. Aroma was bready malts, faint caramel and had some floral notes. Flavor was clean smooth and slightly sweet with toasted mal;ts, bread, light caramel and some nuttiness.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of my friend J, filled at the Lancaster, PA location. Pours a clear golden brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left ample spotty lace. Pleasant aroma of malt with just a hint of roast/smokiness to it. The flavor is malt with just a bit of roast, toasted bread, with just a hint of brown sugar sweetness. Mild bitterness at the end finishes this beer off nicely. Medium bodied. I could drink this Märzen all day, very nice.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20100926 tap at Wilmington. Darker appearance for a marzen with creamy, sticky beige head. Soft pretzel and raisin aroma with a mild leafiness. A bit on the sweet side but plenty drinkable and hardly too sweet. Decently done, if only above average, but well above average for a brewpub Oktoberfest.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at West Chester location. Beautiful amber pour. Nice grassy hop nose with some nutty malt aromas. Taste is thin and a bit rough on the edges. Slightly oily but a full malt flavor combines with a moderate carbonation level. Very doughy and a decent session beer.