bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml bottle from Depot under name Bad Hare Oktoberfest 5.5%. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a hint of malty sweetness, and a strong hoppy aroma. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Light bitterness in the finish, quite smooth. Expected fuller body and a little darker colour in a Marzen, but this is passable.
simonblaine (230) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had the Bad Hare version, surprisingly decent for the cheap price.caramel, cereal,
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light copper/brown with a small white head. The aroma has nutty caramel and spice. The flavor has honey, caramel, white pepper, and a slight vegital note. Not bad, surprising from Minhas.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft @ Minhas. What a weird beer. It starts out as your typical Marzen but has an insanely sweet caramel malt backbone. To be honest, I’m not really a fan of Marzens but this brew changed it up enough to be drinkable for me.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roast & nuts. Flavors of caramel, nuts, roast, bread. Slight bitterness.
TheRatKing (84) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glee, I get to be first for once! Picked this one up out of curiosity; Bad Hare’s chocolate stout was quite good, so I’ll give them a shot at a lager, even though I know they are part of Minhas brewing, which makes the horrid bloody Mountain Crest stuff. To the beer! Bottle into a Tulip. Nice burnt amber colour with a creamy white head two fingers thick. It has been sitting in my glass for a few minutes now and show very little sign of dissipation. Fair bit of malt on the nose, faint nuts, some hops. Flavour is quite nice; a lot richer than any other Lager I have had, which is likely the Oktoberfest theme coming through. Lots of malty sweetness, biscuit, honey, a bit of hops on the back-end though the malt dominates. Good mouthfeel and the carbonation is wonderfully creamy. If this is what Lagers can be, then I wish they could all reach for this. A rather good brew; I’ll keep them in rotation.
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that fades quickly leaving a small amount of lacing behind. Aroma is mild spices with some caramel and grass. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some nasty hop bitterness and a little spice. A cheap amber ale with a little spice does not make a craft beer. Low quality and not deserving of the name Oktoberfest.
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I bought a single 22oz bottle of this from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI for $2.59 in late 2011.
Pours a cloudy amber color with a slight head and very minor lacing. Scent is weak but has hints of malts, grains, and spices. Taste is rather malty and slightly dry. There are hints of spices being an Oktoberfest brew but this brew is rather watered down in comparison to most marzen brews. Drinkable but I don’t care too much for the dry malty after taste. Overall it is average at best as there is definitely room for improvement here.
pintbypint (2386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml brown bottle. Orangey colour with golden edges. Hazy. Big white head with a foamy bead, some spotty lace. Nose has a bit of grain, some light caramel. Taste has some toasty malt up front, grainy middle, some bread, slight caramel, light tangy finish with some citrus. Body is light, average carbonation. Pretty average brew, it is drinkable, no bad or off flavours, just not really exciting.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber at Monroe Beverage Center in Monroe, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a cream top and some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some mild floral hops, Crystal hops and a touch of pear. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of sourdough bread, hint of caramel and cardboard. Finish is slightly dry and metallic with a caramel malt aftertaste and mild bitterness. Some Munich märzen style in the background but the medicinal hops throws it off.