maekchu (2832) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake Taniguchi). Toasted malt nose, with a bit of yeast, and some light spice. Copper/orange color. Light caramel, gentle roast, peaches, ripe apple, and some mild dark fruit. A hint of bittering in mid. Sweet flat finish. Thin-medium body. Pleasant and very drinkable.
YigSvartka (226) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent copper red hue with a minimally sized white head. Satisfying aromatic qualities consisting of malt, caramel, butterscotch, nuts, nutmeg, biscuit, and cinnamon. Thin bodied and quite smooth. Malt, caramel, nutmeg,and cinnamon with alcohol and mild hop present in the finish. Nice smooth marzen.
MarkSachon (779) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Just so-so with no outstanding features. Ranks average in the Oktoberfest category.
SudsMcDuff (7096) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had in a blind taste test, 2nd place .. . deep orange .. medium head, mild lacing .. . caramel central .. . mild and easy finish .. . middle class cow!
scarletfire65 (1149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. "Best By 12/5/14", so maybe a month past its prime. Amber pour. Aroma has caramel malt with a bit of pear and dried cherry. Good carbonation gives a slightly prickly mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malt dominates, with some subtle fruit notes. Adequately hopped for the style, with faint spice and cinnamon on the finish. A great Octoberfest.
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Biscuity, malty and a touch of spiciness from the hops. Not a great example of the style, but not terrible either.
hman43 (693) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours amber with an off white head. The head produces lacing as it dissipates. It has caramel and hay aroma. It has a sweet, caramel like taste. It has a tinge on the palate that is metallic like.
tillmac62 (476) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 12/4/14. Clear amber pour with a beautiful dark ruby cast. Normal head and retention, excellent lacing. Light nose of biscuit with caramel hints over a faint pear like citric note. Almost medium body with a distinct creamy texture. Heavier than most Oktoberfests, which is a plus. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The wonderful flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of biscuit against a caramel backbone that effervesces into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is herbal in nature (with a bit of rind), gives the tongue a nice tart pucker, then releases into pear notes. The finish is clean and leaves you with a mild bitterness over a faint biscuit sweetness that is somewhat dry. One of best!
shoulderbroken (2951) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Apples, sweetness, but not too much, caramel, cherry. Bit weird. Alright but not exactly a knockout.
JHeath99 (1504) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Very plain. Transparent amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma and taste mostly just malt with vague hints of dark fruits.