GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 12 oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was off white and reduced fairly quickly to a thin film. Not much lace was left behind. Aroma was of light brown sugar with a papery note. Fruity and slightly sweet with toasted nut and a bit of spicy black pepper accompanied by light malty caramel/molasses flavors. Decent beer, but a bit overrated.
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, burnt, caramel, and some nuts. Tastes of caramel, toasted nuts, and lightly bready. Tastes started out nice but had a weak and thin finish.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel and vienna malt, some biscuit, all-natural peanut butter. Appears a crystal-clear copper color with no noticeable effervescence and with no head to speak of. Flavor is malty, sweet, biscuity, with moderate spice in the finish. Palate is thick and chew, yet somehow refreshing in the end. Overall, this is a pleasant brew, and one that is just a bit greater than the sum of its parts.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and tasty. Amber colored beer goes down smooth and is very satisfying. Maltly flavor put this one heads above most marzens I tasted. Not the best I’ve had, but a solid effort.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 This is one of my favs for new glaur! This is what Oktober should taste like, not to dark, but dark enough, with a rich full body that goes down EZ duz it. The caramel taste makes me go like this! go like this! it makes ya go GO GO!!!
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with red highlights and an off-white head. Aroma of malts, toffee and caramel with mild hop undertones. Flavor follows aroma wonderfully and introduces a slight malty sweetness with a nice crisp light bitter hop finish.
sensesdry (4) - Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can honestly say that this is my favorite of the New Glarus bunch. Warm, malty flavor that finishes very nicely clean. A nice compliment to those late fall barbecues or for sitting around the fire as its rich, almost caramel toffee taste enlivens the senses.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yay! I love good Octoberfests. Caramel, brown sugar, and pecans. A light touch of herbs and spice from the hops. Smooth, thick, rich, and non-sticky. Excellent all-round.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade with DavidP. Clearish amber-red body, thin off-white head. Rich toasty, caramely, cerealy aroma with earthy hops notes. The sweet caramels and cereals are cut by a nice, crisp bitterness and earthy hops finish. Not heavy or cloying like many Oktoberfests. New Glarus is one of the best brewers of session ales and lagers there is.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from santa. amber light brown pour with a circle of ash for a head. grain nose with some honey straw and a touch of oxidation. maltball flavor with some carrot cake, newspaper and dust. grainy finish. some cashew and peanuts in the finish.