Barreras (1559) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clean copper color with a malty aroma. Taste is minor caramel with a bready taste. Easy drinkable beer with a thin aftertaste. This beer was light in complexity and seemed to miss the Oktoberfest mark.
Capa (2724) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep caramel orange with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is sweet bread malts, caramel, and a bit of earth. Flavor is almost all caramel and dough malts. Sweet in the beginning, slightly bitter mid, and sweet finish. Medium full body. Nothing exceptional here- just a solid ’fest.
Eberndt (235) - - NOV 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lots of malty bready flavor here. Pours a nice golden copper with lots of head. Slightly sweet and very drinkable.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tap to glass. Copper hue with off white head that dissipated. Aroma is malty, toffee, cereal, bread. Mouthfeel is nice with s medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a roasted following. Overall this is a really nice brew.
slowrunner77 (10088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Still looking for a true standout this year, but this one wasn;t bad. Nice mix of caramel malt and toast in the aroma, and with the added complexity of slightly grassy hops in the finish. A little richer and this would be quite good."
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Dark amber to brown color, hazy, with compact head. The aroma is light, the flavor more pronounced; it has some caramel with a cereally character, and lowish bitterness.
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: medium amber orange with one finger of near-white head, minimal lacing. Aroma: bready caramel malts, some nuts, brown sugar, earthy hops. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of floral hops. Finish: slightly sweet, toasty malts linger a bit, but overall a decently clean finish. Notes: A decent enough okto brew. First beer from this brewery, would try another.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt, strong dough and yeast aromas. Golden copper in color with a good head. Mild bitters, doughy and fruity esters. Nice lite beer, but an Oktoberfest should be a lager in my opinion.
chinchill (4265) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Poured lightly hazy, brown-amber in color, with a small, off-white head that had OK retention and left just a spotty lacing.
A sweet malty aroma witha nice breadiness.
Flavor: sweet malts in generous portions mix with balancing noble hops that add only a slight bit of spicy hop character, but nicely counter the malts’ sweetness. Simple and mild but pleasant and refreshing.
Feel: Medium body and lively, near medium carbonation.
O: Worth trying, but style is more American Amber than marzen.
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a light amber with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and floral. Taste is malt, grain, fruit, caramel, and floral. Decent.