AWISLguy (668) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Woodman’s in the Falls. Pours a clear copper color with a white head around the rim. Cannot really coax any lacing. Aroma has sweet fruits, malted milk, hay and a vanilla-ish note. Taste is of sweet toffee, pitted fruits and bread. Smoother than the aroma and actually a bit syrupy. Finishes sweetly and fairly short. I’ve had worse marzens.
dlbeer (384) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange pour. Smells of roasted barley. Tastes of roasted barley. Very drinkable but a little light for an oktoberfest.
BoBoChamp (4195) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
36cl, no mention of ABV, American brew, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly spicy, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew
starewich (118) - - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Very bready and nutty. Slightest initial burst of pilsnerish grain and grass. Not bad for the style but the body could be more.
WaukeganBrewer (5) - - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Easy drinking Octoberfest but seems a little light. I’m sure that was intentional, great brewers at new glarus, good for a session style octoberfest but I prefer a little more heft.
Jethro6191 (331) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours crystal clear orange with a creamy white head. Malt aroma with some German yeast notes. Sweet and malty with no hop bitterness. The finish is fairly dry. Rich creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Very enjoyable Octoberfest that is true to style.
Godofthecellar (278) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours an amber red with about an inch of white head, scent of yeast, roasted malt. the flavor was grassy, malty, hay, spice
rbfishstick (140) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Palm Tavern. Pours an amber brown with a medium white head that clings to the glass - exceptional appearance. Little to no smell but makes up for it on taste: hot cereal, oats, hay, and almost exactly like the taste of warm shredded wheat cereal. The aftertaste is of breakfast malt. Surprising and delicious.
IPAsavedMYlife (335) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head isn’t exactly what I expected, seemed to pour a bit flat. Plenty of carbonation. Nice light roast on the malts, there’s some honey and apple aroma. Pours like dark apple juice, but drinks much better. Definitely tastes like a traditional Octoberfest, nice mouthfeel, rich malts. Drinks really well for a style that can leave a lot to be desired. Finishes nice and dry, with long lasting aftertaste. Would definitely drink again.
XmnwildX12 (1485) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Has a nice sweet taste, nice little bitter, some sweet caramel with a rather dry finish.