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.
tmongoose (1726) - 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 (4182) - 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 (340) - 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 (2764) - 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 (219) - 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 (759) - 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 (6923) - .....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 (1125) - 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 (637) - 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 (626) - 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.