Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering toasted malt finish.
Nsanders (637) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Deep orange with no head. Caramel, caramel, and malts. Medium sweet through. Medium body, light stickiness. Nothing wrong or off, just very one-dimensional.
BVery (7367) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky orange amber pour with a small but dense foamy head. Very sweet malty, but with a dryer finish. Decent enough.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with bready notes. Flavor is rather bready with hints of caramel malt and toffee. Light body with medium carbonation. Pretty basic; not great.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Clear copper with a vanishing tan topper. Aroma of toffee, sweet toasted malt and a bit of breadiness. Taste is straight up caramel and toffee with a touch of honey and no hop presence.
vikingguy (865) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with white head. Caramelly malt aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. Caramel, spice, dough and some toasted malt. Maybe a tad thinner and sweeter than the typical Marzen but good nonetheless.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Caramel colored pour with an eggshell colored head. Malty, caramel aroma. Very sweet, caramel, roasted malty flavor.
Guerde (1200) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours out a clear light reddish-brown with a small off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is very malt forward, with plenty of roasted barley, bread dough, caramel and toffee, with some alcohol creeping in as well. Subtle kicks of spicy hops arise in the aroma as well, but for the most part this is very malt-driven aromatically. Taste is very toasty, with roasted barley, caramel, and a mineral crispness and minimal bitterness on the finish. Some lingering toastiness remains long after drinking which is pretty nice and to me is the standout feature of this beer. There’s a fruitiness here in the mid, and I believe it closely resembles baked apples in brown sugar otherwise there’s not much else in the flavor. No sign of the alcohol that was detectable on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is appropriate. This was a simple, but quality beer that is certainly appropriate for drinking during this time of year, but I’m glad that I bought only one bottle as this is hardly worth spending the ridiculous asking price of $9-11 on a sixer.
Ughsmash (7248) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Bob for the bottle. Poured rather deep reddish-brown with a short cap of off-white head.. looked good. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and lesser bready notes with an odd fruity sourness and some detergent around.. not all that good. The flavor found similar stuff.. semi-sweet caramel at the core with an odd, darker, fruity sourness and some leafy notes around.. sharp and tangy on the finish. Light-medium bodied and rough on the palate.. not so good.
theisti (3377) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Blue Max in Burnsville, Minnesota. Pour is clear golden copper brown with a one inch off white head. Head falls with minimal lacing Aroma of softly sweet cereal grains, straw and mild floral. Clean and fresh, though subdued. Taste is the toasty sweet malt, cereal grain, the soft straw / hay and finishing with a touch of honey floral sweetness. Maybe a touch of mineral and roast in the aftertaste. The roast becomes more pronounced as the beer approached room temperature. Nice integration of flavors. Palate is medium thin, softly carbonated; nice and easy drinking. Nice clean Oktoberfest.