tekstr1der (336) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper pour with thinnest of tan on top. Aromas are malty toast and caramel. Flavor is more of the same. Simple, tasty, though slightly too carbonated. Great for the style - glad I got six. This is a winner.
johnnnniee (3403) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bert’s
Deep copper color off white head.
Big bready caramel maltiness. A bit too much caramel for the style. Earthy spicy hops to counter. Middle of the road American attempt at a classic German style.
Aggiebob (589) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Copper color with quickly dissipating head. Mildly sweet flavor. An average Marzen nothing outstanding.
radio_nowhere (1329) - Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into pint glass, clear copper-amber color with light tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, toast and faint earthiness. Taste adds light toffee, roast and faint bitter spiciness. Light-medium body,low-moderate carbonation, creamy yet crisp, with clean minimal roast finish. Overall a pretty solid Oktoberfest.
KyotoLefty (8751) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep orange brown, hazy, with lace. Malty, caramel nose, bread. Lightly spicy hop flavor, raisin, caramel, oranges, bread. Decent stuff.
commonmac (902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Tap at Muddy Pig. Pint glass. Amber like color. There is not a lot going on in terms of aroma but it’s leaning into the Oktoberfest realm. Pretty bland. Taste is malty first with a hint of bitterness. Mild overall. Little to no body or finish. Sweetness is there but gives way to a forgettable finish. It’s hard to hit a home run in this style and we don’t have worry about this Left Hand effort meeting that expectation. Meh.
Atom (2045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours a dark clear amber/brown with a medium khaki head. Malt caramel aroma with some pencil shavings. Sweet caramel malt fading to notes of metal and veggies.
Gonzin (137) - ARGENTINA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probada tirada en Hot Bird, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Oktoberfest color amarronada con leve espuma blanca. Intenso sabor a malta. Cuerpo medio. Muy disfrutable.
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Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy amber color with a sly transparency about it. A one finger white foamy head quickly dissipated leaving sliding stringy lacing.
The smell had a sweet to decent caramel to nutty character. Light apple bread develops as it warmed, different but I liked it.
The taste was sticky sweet through the previously mentioned flavors rolling into each other nicely. A sticky sweet caramel to bready aftertaste leads into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a gentle almost cloying texture. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing it to be almost cloying.
Overall, I really liked the aroma and taste the best. I didn’t mind the stickiness but can see how others may find this to be a sticky mess. Still, I’d probably have again.
jmohno (1449) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber. Sweet nutty malty aroma.Caramalts. Taste is malty pepper some woody earthiness and citrus tang finish. On the malty side for Oktoberfest. Pretty good.