rjplumer (764) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear copper body only a slim head to start. Light bitter taste with balanced caramel malt taste. Clean malt finish that is very drinkable.
ogre71 (180) - Utah, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good Oktoberfest beer pours nice dark amber with a good head plenty of malty caramel flavors.
Aggiebob (447) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Copper color, white head with ample lacing. Malty with sense of caramel, but also a slight metalic aftertaste.
Headbanger (3578) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 9/22/15 (Meijer Singles Rack)-38° in Mug-Pours copper with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with more malt. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad but just not my favorite style.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, best before 11/2/2015. Pours crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a nice oktoberfest style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
ryanscourt (1065) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really not much good going on here. Not much flavor at all. Difficult to appreciate any malt flavor.
NateH10s (42) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a glass
A golden orange brown clear with short white head
A honey, barley, hay, earthy
T minimal sweetness, malt, marzen brown ale taste
P light body, no carbonation, watery, short lasting
O. Similar to newcastle brown ale, light easy Marzen ale
Beerdrinker79 (1807) - Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle- Pours clear autumn amber with a small off white head. Aroma is spicy bready rye, light hops, caramel malt. Taste is bready rye, dry bitterness that balances the sweet caramel malt. Body is a bit too thin, watery, but super easy drinking. Not bad actually.
Soobeerguy (1) - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is one of the few things that get me excited about fall. Perhaps not as malty, and perhaps more hoppy than a genuine Oktoberfest marzen, this beer comes pretty close, and what’s more, it’s likely more palatable to our hops loving north American palates. This beer marries the caramel malt forwardness of a true Oktoberfest beer with one I’ll enjoy having in multiples. Great job leinies!
HourGlass13 (380) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color with a small off white head. Mild sweet malty aroma with some hoppy notes coming through. The flavor is malt, some mild hops and a mild sweetness. OK not great.