nearbeer (4872) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottled on 08-22-07. Clear copper with a medium-sized head that lasts. Earthy sweet corn, toasted nut, caramel, cocoa, and barber shop spice aromas. Flavors of caramel, grain, cocoa, sour apple, and grapes on the front; turns more earthy and dryish, ending with bittersweet pecan and a slightly sour caramel-cocoa note. Smooth, medium bodied with a drying finish. A bit atypical of the style: heavier with seemingly more roast malt, but this is the tastiest Oktoberfest I have sampled.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ok just ok i guess had better fest beers. this one is smooth and drinkalbe just lacking a bit something to make it stand out. but hey it aint gross so that nice!
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured medium amber, forms an off white head. Aroma is of carameled malts, perhaps toffee and cream. Flavor was of a typical Marzen beer. Malts, spices, caramel, with a slight biscuity ending. Eh, pretty good beer, not my personal fave style, but considering the season it was clean and refreshing.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma – Rich deep malt aroma with some spice
Appearance – Amber in color, clear as can be with a nice head.
Flavor – Had a deep rich malt flavor with some spices. The hops where also present but light
Palate – A good feel in the mouth with a great flavor at the end
Overall –This was a great beer and easy to drink. Had some great flavors. I will recommend to my friends.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
typical octoberfest beer. Malty, easy drinking and good with bbq. nothing offensive about this one, but doesn’t have the malt depth of some others.
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with a medium tan head. Nose is creamy malts and faint grassy hops, oregano. Nice, sweet nutty malt backbone quickly changes to an interesting spicy and yeasty middle, with grassy hops notes. Slight caramel/toffee aftertaste. Rather bitter for a Marzen. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Cap Ale House. Nice looking reddish orange amber color. Off white head. Aroma is malty, grainy. Caramel and toastd malt flavor with light spice character. Standard malty marzen with a slight grainy taste.
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich, clear, dark honey-brown with a thin but somewhat persistent head. Aroma is strong, malty and spicy - I got hints of cloves and cinnamon - with a touch of hops. Flavor is rich, mouth-filling, mainly malty, with spicy undertones. Smooth and very pleasing, this is an excellent autumn beer.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours light amber with a thick white head...heavy aroma of bread and yeast...watery yeasty taste....thin aftertaste...not hugely impressed...just ok
jrob21 (3430) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Digging this style right now. It really fits the cooling weather and mood’s I’ve been in lately. Mossy malty aroma. Clear amber color with little to no head. Slightly sweet with that candy sugar and caramel flavor. Slight hop bitterness. Thin but interesting enough for me to enjoy.