Ataraxia (235) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt amber in color. Sweet aroma of apples, pears, oranges, and honey with floral notes. Also, caramel and bread malts. Tastes less sweet than it smells. A bit bitter in the aftertaste. Pretty good for a lager.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper in color with a small off white head. Aroma has bit of sweetness. THe taste has a bit of caramel and the finish has a bit of bitterness. Overall this was a bit of a beer. Not very impressed.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a rich, deep amber/gold color with a nice cream colored head. There is not a lot of lacing and the retention is a little lacking though. The aroma is excellent! This is what an Oktoberfest should smell like. Very large caramel aromas, backed with a nice grainy note. Very nice. Flavor is nice and rich, full f caramel malt. This beer is nice and smooth on the palate and I could see myself in a big tent drinking massive mugs full of this. Nice representation of a good marzen.
rds (230) - USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber (like autumn) with a tan head, deep aroma from the woods creates a wonderful ambience for expectant taste buds, but the flavor is overwhelmed by malt, whoa!!! A but of disappointment for a lefty like me, rooting for the eponymous brewery.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours amber with a small head. Aroma is of malt, with hints of licorice in the taste but overall a sweet beer. Easy to drink.
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange with long lasting lt tan head. Had a hard time picking up aromas, but what I did get was sligtly malty. Sweet flavor with hints of carmel and malt. sweet, long finish. Medium body, slightly sticky. Not too bad, but something is missing in the malty flavor department that I’d expect in an oktoberfest.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deepr and cloudy amber / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and lightly spicy. Tastes of toasted malts and light caramel. Finishes thin.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brilliant copper with a solid stand of off-white head. Aroma is fairly sweet with lightly toasted malts and some noble hops (especially on the pour) imparting some nice cherry and oaky notes. Flavor is mild and pleasant with a soft, clean lightly toasted maltiness. Moderately dry throughout, but moreso in the finish. Body is rather light, but the mouthfeel is smooth with medium light carbonation. This is a really easy drinker and pretty solid style-wise.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orange/red color, a full bubbly tan head, low CO2, and descent lacing. The smell is of malt and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet with a biting finish that becomes more apparent as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is watery, without a lot of substance, and a slightly dry finish. For the most part, an unremarkable beer.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle pours cloudy cinnamon color with frothy off white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is strong of fermenting apples and caramel with underpinnings of yeast. Front palate is malty with a nutty middle and a tin-like finish. Not one of my favorite Left Hand brews.