WisconsinBeer (699) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear deep orange color with a medium head that dissipates rapidly. Flavor is malt forward, notes of roast and toffee. Medium bodied. Hops are very minimal, just a hint towards the end that drys it out a bit. Well balanced, just what I’m looking for in a sessionable Marzen.
JBPortland (407) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours clear dark amber with very thin head. Nose is vegetal, smoky, maple, malt. Taste is malt, dark bread, syrup, green beans, smoky. Finish is weird fruit and vegetal malt. Medicinal fruit notes as it warms. Not very good.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from hyvee..clear red pour with big light head..arona is sone fruit...taste is creamy mslts..veey smooth..
NielsenRatings (8109) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of pepsican. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a thin cream colored head. Somewhat metallic, caramel, light spice/nutmeg, toasted malty, vanilla aroma. A bit tangy/metallic, chewy toasted malty, rich cracker, herbal, slightly bitter hoppy flavor. Millstream has better German offerings.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CID airport pub. Pour is a clear amber with a small but lasting white head. Aroma is faintly chemically up font with hints of roasted malt, faint nutty spice, and a light berry note. Flavor is true to nose with a pleasant, rich palate. Something is just a little off though and I think it may have to do with line cleanliness. An odd, faintly tart and fruity note lingers for a while.
piscator34 (1884) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Bright orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of whole wheat bread dough, bit of caramel, and wet stones. Quite bready in the mouth and not overly sweet, so no caramel bomb here. Medium bodied with a hint of earthy hop on the finish. A by-the-book Oktoberfest, but well executed.
PintPiner (22) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Rich malty aroma. Thin head with light lacing. An autumn like orange-bronze color. Mild carbonation with nice body & mouthfeel. A sweet malty flavor w hints of caramel & peat. Overall, a very nice Oktoberfest!
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demmbonz (438) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz to mini dimple. Copper colored. Very lively carbonation and fluffy head. Malty sweet and slightly bitter.
csaso (1197) - Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - small foamy head, nice dark amber color, good sweet and nutty malty aroma and flavor, like the nut notes - adds a little something different
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jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly cloudy in the glass. Vibrant colors. Aromas accentuate a spicy yeast and a significant hop presence for this Americanized (successfully Americanized, Oktoberfest). Nice and malty -- but not sweet -- rich and long on the palate. Very memorable.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Slightly murky amber pour with a smaller cream head. Pretty standard Oktoberfest - malty, earthy, and sweet. Just okay.