omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. </i> Clear copper colour, fair sized head. Light cinnamon aroma. Sweet with plenty of chewy caramelly malt. There’s dough and crystalized sugar, wide and deep in malt character. Finishes with low bitterness. One of the very best malt characters I have come across from Oktoberfest beers from across the pond!
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler-pours a tan head and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet. Taste is medium malt-a bit too sweet/caramel, bitter hops. OK carbonation.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Three cheers to Pennichuck! This is likely the last beer I’ll ever have from them, which is sad as I had really grown to like them and rumors of distribution to my state almost immediately preceded their demise. Thanks to jblauvs for the 22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and toffee with lightly toasted malts and a very faintly hoppy finish. The taste is toasted malts, berries and toffee with a mildly hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Pretty decent.
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pured a deeper amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted nuts, bread, and earthy. Tastes of the same.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: The Big O
Date: October 01, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, lots of breadyness, nice earthyness
Flavor: sweet bready flavor, lots of Munich character, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
I would like to rerate this beer.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Maestro of Malt, Matt Capone. Pours deep brown with 1-finger off-khaki head. Nose is vinous caramel malt, brown sugary, earthy peaty cobwebby esters. Tastes caramel malty, a bit tart, with dry merloty fruit characteristics, and brown sugary, peaty, and earthy notes. Decent complexity and balance makes thisone a nice marzen, with more earthy notes than many.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pale amber beer, creamy thin head. Bready and sulphury aroma (not skunky, more minerally). Flavour is lightly caramelly and malty. A bit too prominently sulphurous. Sweet malt seems slightly underattenuated. Some earthy hops. As it warms a bit of spicy hops come forward. Not a great example, but it’s quite distinctive.
douglas88 (8461) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to mcox90 for this bomber. Pours a clear copper color with a large light beige head and light lacing. The aroma is full of caramel and some light grains. The flavor is oddly very dry, some full caramel malts, light grains, some light peppery spices and nutmeg. Not bad at all. Somewhat medicinal.
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 13 Jan 2009) Dark reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, slightly toasty nose with notes of caramel and dried fruit. Malty taste with caramel, dried fruit and a spicy, toasty bitterness in the finish. Solid malt profile with balanced sweetness throughout. Leaning in the vienna direction. Really good American style Oktoberfest with emphasis more on malt than hops. Solid effort.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bomber. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, light spice, some earthy hints. Tastes earthy with some nice spicy touches. Very enjoyable.