strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear copper to orange color, thin white head. Toasted malt and caramel, medium body with light finish b
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Keg N Bottle: Poured a medium auburn/amber hue and was topped with a small layer of foam which quickly retreated. Aroma smells sweet with caramelized malt and also has a hint of tea leaf as well. The beer is crisp and clean and has all the flavors that could be expected from an Oktoberfest recipe. Okay stuff and a lot better than some of the other American made festbiers. Very pleased to get a sixer of this and so fresh. Still though sommer is not the season for marzen oktober fest bier.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rich reddish brown pour. Little lacing. Toasted malt aromas. Taste is more malt forward with lite toffee mild roast malts, followed by hop support. Making this on the mild honey sweet side. Its good, just nothing special.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared. Poured more of a copper color with an off white head a nice lacing. The aroma is lots of malt somewhat sweet and mild hops overall typical marzen aroma. The flavor is very traditional but it has an edge to it on the bitter side. But it works very well. Overall this is quite tasty and I like it.
rumproasts (4800) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber orange with small head. Medium body with toffee and light fruity sweetness. Light hops. Aboverage for style, but a bit more hops would make this exceptional.
coachd (516) - Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel and toasted malt in the aroma. Beautiful light reddish brown color. Subdued taste, malty but I wanted stronger. Good octoberfest but I have had better.
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maekchu (3304) - 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 (274) - 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 (877) - 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 (7802) - .....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!