Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
KSBF 07 (this was brewed at the Newark location) I think Justin is thier brewer there, and judging by this beer, he rocks. This is the best Oktoberfest I have had this year, and maybe even better than Ramsteins. Pours a nice clear orangy amber with nice subtle carbonation and a large frothy long lasting off white head- good lace. Aroma is fresh baked bread, toasted malts, tons of light munich and vienna with light nuts and a subtle fresh floral hop touch. Awesome full malty flavor with tons of toasted malts, light caramel flavor, but all munich and vienna- no sharp crystal malts used. Good clean crisp finish with just a touch of hops in the end. Smooth as hell. One of the best beers at the fest by far.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of JB175. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, light spice, some pepper. Tastes of caramel, spice, some sweet hints and a touch of vanilla. Excellent!
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at North Wales. Copper colored with big, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel. The taste and palate were very rich, firm, and complex, with hints of malt, toffee, caramel, nuts, and I swore I could taste a nutmeggy, pumpkin pie essence. I took a growler of this and a growler of the Harvest Ale to go. One of my top 20 marzens of all time.
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.
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Wilmington location: Dark copper head, smallish head and lacing. Caramal malty base with pretty large floral hop base. More hoppy than your typical oktoberfest. Crisp and refreshing with a firm kick. Mild to high carbonation. I liked it.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the newark location. Color was dark brown. Taste was a sweet, malty beer but still balanced. Average texture and carbonation. I enjoyed this beer and would definetly get another!
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand=bottled bomber courtesy Ty5592! Pours clear dark orange with a thick and lacy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, floral hops. Medium body and full carbonation. The lightly sweet caramel, bread, floral hops come through in the taste, along with a little citrus. Dry floral finish. A little more hoppy than the average Marzen, but not so much that it detracts from the malty goodness of the style.
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.
eaglefan538 (2958) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an orange to light brown color with a very nice head that laced great. Excellent showing of carbonation rising to the surface through the translucent beer. The aroma was nil to nothing, very hard to pick up (even the breadiness that their description advertised). The flavor was nice and malty (definitely bready in flavor) with an underlying bitterness that helped keep the finish straight and balanced. Spices were lacking and there was a bubble gum aspect to the flavor up until the aftertaste, where it vanished. Mouthfeel was moderate bodied with definite carbonation. Biggest knock on this one was the absence of spicing in the flavor profile.
adrian910ss (2427) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the North Wales location. Pours a clear coppery amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of nuts, light fruit and hops. Taste is hoppy with hints of nuts and light grains. Hoppier than most Octoberfests.