greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, best by 5/14. Pours a light brown, thin head. Aroma is somewhat bread, with caramel notes. Flavor is same, but with a subtle sweetness that is balanced nicely. Medium to light mouthfeel with a slight bitter bite. Decent Oktoberfest.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Bready barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with a small white head. Sweet creamy barley malt flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 10/08/2013 rated side by side with Hofbrau Munchen Oktoberfest.
Appearance: Pours a nearly dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel.
Taste: Caramel, light bitter, balanced.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: An interesting Oktoberfest beer. Something is different about this one - not overly sweet but a nice amount of flavor.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: White bread
Appearance: Clean, dark amber
Taste: Grain, dark malts
Palate: Smooth, thin mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish
Overall: Good, extremely drinkable marzen.
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into dimpled mug, best before 5/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, toast, bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, apple, pear, toast, herbal, bread, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice and clean balance of malt and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest style. All around clean and well balanced malt and yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, light hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a nice sweet caramelly finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers, shared with Kermis.
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Malty. Some caramel in the aftertaste. Nice.
BrettTaylor (451) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured as a taster at local bottle shop. Classic oktoberfest style and very good. Nice malty flavor and full body.
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent brownish gold with white lacing. Smells doughy and skunky. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel. An underwhelming example of the style.
sitzds (280) - - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour was clear orange-brown with minimal head. Aroma was toasted malts with notes of bread and caramel. Lots of malt flavors with a late sweetness and a mild hop bitterness. Soft carbonation with a medium body.