Ataraxia (413) - 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.
ChrisSc (407) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into tulip glass. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Copper in color. Transparent. Small white head quickly reduces to nothing.
Aroma: sweet malts
Taste: Mild sweetness turns into mild bitterness. Not overwhelmingly strong in any attribute.
Palate: Light body with a thin texture. flat carbonation. Short finish.
Overall: An average marzen. Not very memorable. Not exceptional in any category. Fairly weak flavor, even for the style. Still, very drinkable.
tillmac62 (404) - 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!
Goblincat (387) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugary rock candy aroma, maybe some hops or caramel in there. The taste is similar. It’s decent for what it is.
weitz15 (384) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber pour with an off whit head. Aroma of citrus and light hops. Medium light body, accompanied by a brisk, crisp palate. Flavor is lacking, however.
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.
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-oz bottle. Substantial head with rings of lacing. Clear amber color. Aroma sweet with a hint of apple. Uncomplicated flavor. Lightly malty and sweet. Feels a little watery. Finishes clean with mild tinniness.
fsbw21086 (344) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kindof a strange octoberfest. Some Carmel notes but not overly sweet. The main thing I taste is higher alcohol content. This almost tastes like a Belgian ale. Nutty notes and clove that end heavily and warm your palette. Hmm
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle: Pours copper with an off-white head that is mostly lasting. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of caramel. Flavor is a sweet and smooth caramel that finishes with a mild bitterness. Easy drinking and very well done.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very average and basic representation of the style. Nothing really pops but nothing is out of place. Will drink out of my liter mug all Fall!