theisti (2843) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Woodman’s in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The pour is clear golden copper with a two inch off white head that falls noisily. The aroma is sweet cereal grain, caramel, and light grass and earth. The taste is grain, cereal malt, faint caramel sweet, then a bit of the grass in the drier finish. The palate is medium to light bodied, active carbonation and a slightly dirty sweet grass finish. Decent Oktoberfest, though I guess I expected a bit more from New Glarus.
ICEatALAMO (587) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The aroma is strong malt. The taste is really smooth, but a little thin. A decent octoberfest.
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burgy (401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is just an ok brew. It really is lacking depth and flavor. It may have lots of malt but I feel that this is overpowering and underwhelming in flavor profile.
dinkle50 (732) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light red color and very clear. Single finger head faded quick. Mouth is thin. Aroma is spicey and malty. Taste is malty. Lots of classic Marzen notes. I found this to be a a little muted though.
watson1977 (2358) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden/lt amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has straw, grass, and just a touch of dry leaves and caramel. Flavor follows suit...almost a hint of chocolate...like a hint of tootsie roll. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with an earthy/grassy/lt roasted finish.
GuinnessHong (146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red, amber color, with medium head. Aromas of roast, nuts, barley. Flavors of roast, nuts, hops, barley, Crisp finish. Light bitter aftertaste.
ApisAles (1421) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and so ecru spends. Barley and caramel notes. Slightly sweet but clean. Good.
LKay (53) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the more decent Oktoberfest beers I have tasted for someone who does not have an Oktoberfest palate...
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first Oktoberfest of the season! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Deschutes snifter.
A: Pours an amber color, a little on the dark side, with a nice 1.5 finger white head that sticks around for a while. Leaves some nice bubbly lace on the way down.
S: Big on the malts with some little spices coming around. Pretty typical of the style.
T: Just big malts and some lager-like qualities to it. No really spiced notes or anything. Not the biggest fan.
M: Light to medium bodied. Crisp and clean with a smooth swallow. Very drinkable.
O: Wasn’t that impressed with this one. Big malts and nothing else. Very one dimensional.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-11-2011
SSmith2012 (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep copper color with a one finger tan foamy head. Head fades quick and doesn’t leave much lacing. Aromas are of sweet malts and a little earthy grass or hay. Flavors are big roasted malts with a nice sweetness. Not much hops for balance, this one is all about the malts. Not my favorite New Glarus beer, but a decent seasonal Octoberfest brew.