CardsPackHawks (84) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 A nice German-Style Marzen, that is very enjoyable in the fall for Oktoberfest season. One of my favorites from this brewery.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The cream-colored head is about one fingers high and has a decent frothy texture, but also has poor retention. Despite the low duration, it still leaves behind a decent sheet of lacing behind.
S: Mild. While it does have that sweet caramel undercurrent ever-so-prominent in the style, it really doesn’t jump out of the glass at all. I also pick up a touch of cereal grain - just a touch thankfully. Simply put, the aroma doesn’t impress.
T: Again, it’s just tastes ’held back’ for whatever reason. An initial wave of mild caramel sweetness is washed away by the bitter finish. This bitterness isn’t hoppy, it’s honestly kind of metallic and even a touch chemical. Basically, it tanks what was otherwise a bland, average beer.
M: No questions, it’s easy to drink. The sweet finish doesn’t expose any of the harsh flavors excessively, and vibrant carbonation helps it go down the palate swiftly.
O: The best part? I drank it without incident. Sadly, that just means this one is no good. Even if it was offered to me freely, I’d think long and hard about drinking this again.
tectactoe (1046) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Rustic orange, light sunburst body with a moderate haze & a slightly off-white cap on top. Aroma is very mild with notes of toasted biscuit, faint caramel, old musty hops, & wet grains. Similar taste... grains, earth, toast, biscuit, & just a hint of the sweetness you’d expect from Munich and/or crystal malt... Just on the border of caramel/toffee. Can’t believe I’m going to say this, but it actually needs to be a little sweeter. Overall, still not a bad beer, just quite unexciting. Many better märzens out there. They gave it the ol’ college try at least.
OffBeatBrew (7) - USA - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite Oktoberfest, but not bad either. Would like a bit more complexity in the malts
polomagnifico (1190) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of cereal malts, caramel and very light hops. Medium amber hue with an average sized white head that mostly diminished. Flavor is medium sweet and very lightly bitter. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a decent but generic tasting Oktoberfest.
HuskerTan (294) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
A- Grains, spices.
A- Copper color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Slightly bitter, malty, spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Leinenkugels should stick to making shandys and fruit beers. This is just not their forte.
Funkatrocious (84) - - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from bottle at The Domino in Wausau, WI. Malty Oktoberfest and a bit of the bar floor
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Gridfather (24) - - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
9/19/13 poured bottle into shaker pint glass. Light head, thin but lingered. Aroma of roasted malt. Appearance is copper brown, dark but transparent. Taste is smooth with mild spice. Very decent but not exceptional. I would order another but preference would be to try something else.
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vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a very thick white head. Nose is fairly malty with some slight caramel notes to it. Taste is a little sweeter than I expected.
kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle at soldier field. Amber pour white head. Carmel and malty. Good nut backbone. Not bad
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from beerlicious iphone app: not bad actually amber clear with frothy tan head light sour to medium sour short duration light slick and watery lively carb and abrupt finish