eaglebones (95) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with a thin beige head. Aroma is dark fruits and alcohol. Thin body with medium carbonation. Sweet taste that reminds me of plums and cherries; only a hint of hops. I would have liked more bitterness to balance out this sweet beer.
Arayaga2 (2049) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with caramelized worty notes. Taste is the same, but a lot too sweet, like a soda. $2/12oz
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC. Dark brownish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt met with an almost cherry-like presence. The taste is a nice balance of sweet caramel and a fruity essence that keeps this from becoming dull. Some moderate alcohol warming. Not a traditional marzen but that is not a bad thing in this case.
dfinney23 (2575) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bigger, badder Oktoberfest, sweet and toasty and boozy. Certainly not traditional but it works.
scotchzombie (511) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear reddish-orange with a fast dwindling white head. Aroma is bread, caramel malt. Perky in the palate and quite dry. Sweet caramel malts, toasted grains, some dark fruit, even apple. Rides a mild current of booze. Very short with minimal aftertaste. Strong offering but not a top notch 'fest.
deyholla (9642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber orange with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Flavor has lots of sweet grains with a bit of toffee and some underlying booziness. Flavor is similarly sweet with notes of sweet grain, caramel and cookie backed by a bit of booze and toffee.
onceblind (6635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear beautiful copper under a thick rocky light beige head. Lovely nose of boozy caramel and a touch of floral grassy notes, and a light kiss of sweet cantaloupe. Creamy sweet flavor of boozy nougat, caramel, blonde toasted biscuit, and sweet floral hop resins with very low bitterness--hops for a light flavor balance only. Appropriate booze and sweetness levels with a good caramel base.
b3shine (7666) - Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good for the style; a transparent amberish caramel with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells Offaly and mildly toasty with notes of plum, toffee, and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable; almost like a quad with lager yeast.
TheCaptMatey (202) - Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark amber with little or no head. Sweet malty aroma of honey. Very sweet with notes of oranges and malt. Do not really notice the hops, but did feel the alcohol. Was intrigued by this decked out Marzen and it didn?t disappoint by introducing some interesting flavors.
Patrickctenchi (5678) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear copper with a small tan head.
Bread-heel, caramel aroma.
Caramel malt, boozy taste....
Fairly sweet and sticky....sugary..then a clingy and boozy finish.
Not an easy drinker.