Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear, amber-copper with a foamy off-white head that lasts throughout. Fair lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is sweet malt with a grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Dry finish. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation.
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange with a half an inch of head. No lacing. Light carbonation. Lots of sweet caramel and toffee malt change to crisper apple and citrus tones. There is a slight smoke towards the finish, however, it is crowded out by a long bitter finish.
daniellunsford (105) - - SEP 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a much better beer than the reviews i have read are letting on. A copper hue with some smoke on the nose. Fantastic german yeastiness with a smoky, caramel nature, and bitter bubbly finish.
DANEgerous (92) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Aroma: is nice it smells slightly sweet an nutty though quite faint
Appearance: A nice amber, the color you thin of when you think of beer (unless you are one of them light beer drinkers)
Taste: Nice quite sweet almost of burn sugar or caramel, it is quite unique and almost taste like glazed cherry at times.
Palate: Good and easy to drink, it has several subtle notes yet doe have a short abrupt finish
Overall: My biggest gripe is that this is marked as an Oktoberfest beer. It has none of the massive hops or nearly endless finish you expect from beer of it breed but it does do one thing well and that is remind you of autumn. Yes it is almost candy like in some ways, it is sweet, fairly complex, and easy to eat... ehr I mean drink.
All in all a good intro for anyone new to craft beer though not in anyway mind blowing, well rounded, interesting and not bad at all.
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.
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2012
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer smells like a fart. Once you realize this you can’t get passed it. One of the worst oktoberfest beers available.
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not what one would expect from an Octoberfest. Pours light amber with no head. Taste is of light malts and finishes clean. Kind of a boring take on a good style.
dbingham (69) - - SEP 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magic Hat claims this beer is a combination of the altbier and marzen styles.Pours a clear, dark gold color, with a three finger head. Strong malt and roasted notes in the aroma. I don’t get hops in the aroma but they are definitely there in the taste, the bitterness standing up to the malt. I don’t get caramel in the palate, probably because of the hop bitterness. This beer most resembles the Blue Point Oktoberfest I reviewed previously. I bit of a thicker mouthfeel however.
StanMemTn (52) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer- Cordova. Orange-amber pour. The nose, flavor, and palate are deeper in fruit than most Märzens. Enjoyable in session with other Oktoberfests, though not at the front of the pack.
frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Fairly unremarkable. Bitter, dry, floral hoppy aroma. Golden amber color with a tinge of red and a little haze to it. A floral bitterness in the middle with a lavender taste that lingers. Full bodied, but a little sticky. Bitter finish with a short drop off. Tough competition, considering the strength of Octoberfests and autumn seasonals, leading to high expectations, but it just doesn’t stack up.