DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
5oz taster on tap during Cincinnati Beer Fest 2013. Clear orange color. Little white head. Maybe 2 dots of lace. Lighter to medium body. Lighter carbonation, more dry finish. A little sharp in the texture. Metallic aroma, some caramel malt. Light spiciness. Moderate bitter taste, no discernible sweetness. Way subpar for an oktoberfest.
EithCubes (4413) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lucky me, this bottle will mark the 600th rating for this beer, marked DEC1613, screw cap. Nose crackery and spicy malt, not utterly spring-fresh but still inviting. Pours a beautiful amber with a sudsy beige head. Very crisp and carbonated medium body, light touches of citrus behind the fat Munich malt, has some cracker and pretzel, spicy and high quality noble hops. Like it, definitely do, but wouldn’t want to have more than one, just very filling in flavor and heavy in body.
brinehart (185) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange pour, crystal clear, fleeting head. Not a lot in the nose. Taste is just a bit watered down, but not bad. Good malts in there...more Munich would be nice. Great hop character and balance. Just a touch if minerality. Drinkable beer.
kdm1984 (561) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent nose of toast and nutty malts, if a little faint. Small head; amber color; almost no lacing. Palate is watery, and taste is a little metallic. Drinkable, but not one of the best Oktoberfests.
odannyob (42) - Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a twister-off cap, 12 oz. bottle, tipped and poured into a dimpled mug. I am in the mood for a Marzen flavored Oktoberfest to smooth away the day’s ending edge and ga-lory-b; an unobtrusive glass of smooth. German-STYLE Marzen, Leinenkugel’s style.
kjc51478 (372) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is orangish-yellow color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is malt with some pine. Taste is sweet malts, some caramel, lots of bitterness. Palate is medium bodied, thin texture, average carbonation and a dry finish. No where near a Märzen.
RONCOD (205) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with a creamy off white head. The flavor was a little sweet with some caramel in the background. The finish was kind of dry and a little bitter. OK for a starter Oktoberfest beer, but there are better ones available.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft copper golden. Nose malt and slight pepper spice. Taste malt, mid palate sweet malt, slight spice finish.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Honey pour with thick head. Light malt aroma with caramel. Sweetish flavour with more caramel. Not much finish save a little tip of the tongue bitterness
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle, best by date of DEC0213. Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and there isn’t much lacing. The brew smells like toasted malt, caramel, and a little bit of hops. Taste is the same as the aroma, it’s all toasted malt, caramel and some hoppiness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit coating and very easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. Not a bad Oktoberfest brew, but not one of my favorites either. Still, I think it’s worth trying. Got this as a single at my local Kroger.