JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle. Pour copper amber off white head decent lace. Aroma earthy, soil, floral hops, spice, slight nuttiness. Taste nutty, floral, earthy, spice, caramel, decent bitter balance. MF medium body good carb. Really solid flavorful session brew easy drinking and flavorful.
reebtogi (4621) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL corked bottle poured a hazy amber color with orange hues and a big white head and some lacing. Aromas of toasted malts and some fruit. Taste is malty sweet with some hops coming through in the end. A truly enjoyable beer.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours cloudy orange / red with a thick, lasting head. Aroma of spices, apples cider and yeast. Flavour of spices, herbs, vegetables and yeast. Thin, over-carbonated, like soda water.
mcberko (8738) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours hazy bright orangey amber with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, spices, nuts and sort of a vegetable quality. Flavour is quite mild, with toasted malt, nuts and that same mild vegetable quality. Pretty dull / weak.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belle bière ambrée et trouble, sous un ample col beige laissant une dentelle au verre. Des arômes légèrement lactés de résine et de caramel. Belle amertume complexe, très peu sucrée. Effervescence moyenne, et longue finale amère. Bue au match #1 Mtl-Bos 2011...
VertBaconStrips (2155) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured out a deep rusty amber with a large fluffy chunky tan head with some lacing. Tons of malt aroma - caramel, grass, toffee, touch of earth, toast, raw grain. The taste is decent being pretty much all malts with a sneaky mild hop on the finish. None of this west coast crap either. I really dig how the hops are working here considering that this is typically a style that I’m not overly impressed by. Tons of malts obviously - a bit earthy, tons of toast, more underlying hops that have gained some ground without ruining this beer, some sweetness. Good carbonation and a light feel lends to easily drinking this whole bottle. Solid malts throughout. Raw nut on the finish. I likedish.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours orangey -copper in colour, with medium caramel tinged head. Aroma and taste are slightly sweet munich or vienna type malt, with moderate amount of German hopping. Very nice Oktoberfest, very drinkable. Gotta get some more!
Johnsense (955) - - MAR 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Just above 4 percent alcohol this time around. let’s see if it makes a difference. Poured into my Oktoberfest Stein.
Appearance: Dirty amber colour with a MASSIVE head. Random bits of lacing around the stein.
Smell: Fantastic. Earth Malts with a blast of German Noble Hops. Fresh bread, spices.... I can;t wait.
Taste: Dry malts and a musty flavor followed by a big blast of German hops. The very definition of Liquid Bread
Drinkability. One bomber is not enough. Even at just over 4% the flavor in this Marzen is big and bold. LTM’s Oktobrefest simply shines. Goes great with any German cuisine you could think of, especially homemade schnitzel and saurkraut! Note: Grab this one FRESH! Had it again 5 months later and still rated in the high threes, but a Fresh bottle is the way to go.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Needed a dark sweet lager for some shortribs I was cooking, and this fit the bill nicely. 2 cups for the ribs, 1 cup for me. Bottle. Pours hazy tawny brown, thick off-white head sticks around, and laces wonderfully. Nose is full of soft fruit, caramel, sticky toffee, light hop spiciness, MacIntosh toffee. Flavours are full and rich, nice mouthfeel, good balance between fruit and malt, spiciness is apparent but never dominating. Yeah, I dig this.
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown lager with a good collar. Aromas of hop and caramel. Great balanced taste. Pertfect with ribs.