Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant clear reddish copper, decent white head. Nice toasty aroma. Flavor is similiar, with a touch of whole wheat bread and caramel. Also a touch of stale cardboard, too, which was disappointing
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours shiny-penny copper with decent off-white head. The aroma is malty with some peppercorn notes, pollen, hay, and a very distant hint of apple cores. The flavor begins with husky maltiness and some noble hop tones, and moves toward a honeylike sweetness. It finishes with some hay and zest and a few distant burnt caramel notes that linger into the aftertaste. Decent brew, but nothing amazing.
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 This is a good but not great example of what Marzen should taste like. The aroma is weak yet the malts are flavorful hops are minimal but unfocusable. The grain have rich caramel, toffee with a slight butter taste. Very good.
The spice go around quite nice around the malts are rich and heavy. perfect for the fall
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium dark copper brown colored body with a tan head. The nose is very fresh, and is mostly just a straightforward malt profile – biscuit malts, maple, wood, some moderate squash notes, some hay and corn… very fresh, very well-made and enticing. Flavor has some sweaty grains, hay, corn and squash up front, then some caramelized plum and wood notes. Medium bodied, with light roast and toasted grains and oak in the finish – resiny plum and wood, even. One of the better O-fests I’ve had in recent days.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is malty with a bread element and a subdued hop presence. It’s not complex but effective. The appearance is amber with an average sized head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is typical for the style. This is a great example of an Oktoberfest beer.