oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells or sweet corn and some hints of grain. Wheat maybe? The color is almost pink, it’s translucent and lightly carbonated. Tastes lightly malted, with a hint of hops, grassy, unbalanced. The palate is crisp, yet creamy at the palate. Unbalanced and slightly offensive.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertown Pub this beer poured a dark orange-amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma was perfume, windex and a bit of tart apple. The flavor was tart with prominent windex and perfume and a bit of tangy apple. The finish was long, sour, tart and bitter. Thin body. Not good at all.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Billed as an "Ourtoberfest" *rollseyes*.
It pours pretty much like a typical maerzen, it has an orangeish amber body with a foamy white head. The head dissipates very quickly and without lacing.
The smell is slightly nutty, sweet, with a hint of mineral water.
The flavor is sweet, there is almost a pickle spice character to it. There is a light breadiness and hop presence.
There isn’t much going on here, a simple brew, but not in a pleasurable way.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-12-2010 17:57:22
HonkeyBra (3063) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a small, thin white head. Aroma of vienna and crystal malt. Some crackers, dark bread. Dusty hops, a sweetness I can’t put my finger one. Flavor of crystal malts, caramel, mild rye, mostly vague and unidentifiable sweetness. Medium bodied. A chore to drink. Blech. After a few, this becomes disgusting. AVOID.
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.
bigrond (1435) - 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
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Deep rich copper and burnt bronze coloured body with a thinnish tan head - nice glow, but the head is disappointing. Aroma of funky and putrid stale malt with some fake beet sugar in the mix, a little yeast and not much else that’s anything pleasant. Medium-bodied; Assertive grain and alcohol flavour with a pungent bitterness from nuts and earth with an offputting beet sugar flavour that isn’t good at all. Aftertaste shows more of the same with some earthiness, a bit of caramel and once again - a deep bitterness. Overall, this is just awful - not a mild beer that hasn’t any flavour, just a beer with a bad taste and even worse finish. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia for a waste of US$1.49 on 09-October-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 17-October-2011.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle. Pours an orange hue, white head, decent carbonation. Aromas are slight citrus and maltiness, nothing really standing out. Palate is really bland, some bitterness through the entry to mid and a dry finish, semi metallic. Not fun at all.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
$2 for the single. enjoyed in a tulip. Very clear. Very light orange look. Very week. Smells like a lager with cloves added. wow. very weak UGH taste. This is not great. light lager taste, hints of candied sugars, very light almost nonexistant malts. some spices. Meh.
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.