Msavage235 (90) - - NOV 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is one of the reasons I’m always wary of Oktoberfest’s when the fall rush comes out in September. This beer doesn’t taste like anything. The nose is good with some bread and spice notes and the body is a brilliant copper color with a watery, off-white head. Take a sip of it and you get a nice rush of carbonation but that is about it. There is a malty body with slight spicy notes but the beer falls just short of culminating and amounting to anything really. If you’re going down the aisle at the liquor store or perusing the tap handles at your local pub looking for an Oktoberfest, skip this one.
bigrond (1413) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
cheers to Magic Hat for trying something different. I smokey marzen. What? Yeah. This was awful. An Oktoberfest should taste like an Oktoberfest. Thumbs down
gschrade (355) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a white head. Taste Carmel, smokey. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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HeistAlmighty (1008) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pretty generic Oktoberfest. Some nice malts and herbal hops, but nothing that makes it stand out.
Selene6 (21) - - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, but too acidic.
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Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought thus was a decent marten.. Upfront like a normal caramel oktoberfeat with a slight spice finish
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not your typical Octoberfest beer. Light to medium body, pours light amber small head, malty aroma, pick up the rye, medium hops
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. This is a pretty flimsy Marzen. Nothing super special here. Grab an Ayinger.
Ed5388 (1262) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber color with a light tan head. Not much aroma. Some sweet malt and faint spices. Taste of bitter piney hops, caramel and slightly roasted malts, and spices.
Alextricity (382) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: I got lazy and enjoyed straight from the bottle, but I Googled me a pic ... doesn’t look much like an Octoberfest. A bit light. Nice lacing in the bottle.
Smell: Well, it’s an amber. Not shy, and gets you with the malts. The hops are certainly in there, but you can get an idea of what kind of beer this is just from a quick whiff. Pretty good stuff.
Taste/feel: As an Octoberfest, it’s average. As an amber, it’s average. To me, this tastes quite a bit like Boston Lager, but missing a certain "oomph" that Sam Adams puts in that beer. This is still a pretty nice beer, and I wouldn’t mind having myself another. A nice bit of malts, and a refreshing beer all the way. I dig it.
VoodooBear (35) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with no freshness date. Bottle cap reads: "Be True. Be You." Served in a steidel.
Appearance: Very clear, dark amber color. Almost a finger of head, that quickly fizzles out into a thin ring. No lacing on the glass.
Smell: Not aromatic at all. Slight hints of malt and hops, but that’s about it.
Taste: Quite malty with a helping of hop bitterness. A bit of sweetness in there as well with an overall smoky taste.
Mouthfeel: Not that much carbonation. It’s medium bodied and creamy.
Overall: Not the best seasonal out there, but it’s not like Magic Hat was out to knock everyone out. It’s certainly one of the more interesting ones available. Definitely worth a try.