merc7186 (2486) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer appears average with a clear orange hue, a one finger white head, and decent lacing on the glass. The beer smells average as it has a mild malty/caramel blended nose. The beer tastes great as you get a decent malty flavor that is followed by a toffee/caramel finish, very strong flavors as opposed to the nose. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated and leaves you somewhat dry. Overall, the smell lacked and the taste didn’t...not a bad marzen.
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-30-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served an amber colored beer with a slight orange-red hint. Upon serving there was almost no head at all. With almost no head, there was really no lacing at all either.
Smell – The aroma of the beer was a nice blend of sweet caramel and toffee mixed with roasted malt and a very light fruit aroma. With these aromas, is a very light spice aroma which rounds out the aroma of the brew quite nicely.
Taste - The taste begins with a flavor of caramel and some roasted malt. As the taste advances through the middle to the end it dries then sweetens up again. In the middle the taste dries as more roasted, light spice, and a very light nuttiness comes to the tongue. While these dry out the beer, it is only temporary. At the end of the taste the sweet strikes back; a caramel and toffee flavor come to the tongue and when combined with the roast leave a very pleasantly sweet roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body and the carbonation of the beer were both rather average. Both were nice for the style as they made for an easy drinking and refreshing beer without compromising any of the flavors by being over carbonated and light.
Overall – This beer, in my opinion, is a very nice example of a Oktoberfest. It has great flavors, is very drinkable and smells wonderful. Besides its lack of a great look (due to lack of head) it is a fantastic brew.
Beerathon (1491) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better marzens I’ve had over the years. Nice amount of sweet caramel malts. A lager that I would order more than one of is saying something, and this is one of them.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a crystal clear, copper-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a light malt sweetness with some grains and a bit of a bland fruit. Flavor is better. Somewhat grainy, lightly toasted malts with a touch of toffee-bread sweetness. Very light earthy hopping comes in to balance with a light fruit as well. Finishes clean and mostly dry with a very light bitterness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, an alright Oktoberfest. Nothing special, but easy drinking and well balanced.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a bright orange color with a huge foamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tangy faint vague fruits. The flavor was dryish and nutty with a bit of perfume. Medium finish and body. Eh.
jar72404 (426) - USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2011 Re-rated. Last month (first batch) was undrinkable. This is their second batch of the season. On tap at brewpub. Light orange with thin white head that disappears. Aroma is very faint straw. Flavor is straw and a little caramel. Dry for an Oktoberfest. Solid marzen
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a bronze copper with a small off white head. Simple aroma of malts and grains. Flavor lacks the kick. Bland and little hop. Forgets the oktoberfest tradition and just mimics the taste poorly. Not a great oktober, but a decent beer still.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours brownish copper wirh ruby edges and an off-white head. Nose is Wheaties, nuts, caramel malt. Tastes of grainy cereally malt, mild brown sugar, nuts, hops, and tannins. A decent marzen.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a growler of this and drank it while tailgating at the Penn State vs. Temple football game. It retained it’s carbonation for about 24 hours. Nice, thick, tan head with reddish orange body. Slightly sweet, and I agree not a whole lot of flavor, very little bitterness.
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Otto’s. Pours clear ambrt with small, lacing white head. Brown sugar and bread, some light grain. Octoberfest goodness, biscuit and caramel, clean and crisp, mild hoppy notes, but light. Solid festbier.