Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This tastes like every other marzen out there, which can be good or bad. Bad to me in that I don’t really care for the style of beer. Very average.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours clear golden orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving thin rings of lace down most of the glass.
S - Smells of lightly toasted caramel malt and light noble hop bitterness. Smells just like a classic Oktoberfest with a touch less malt.
T - Starts off with some light sweetness quickly giving way to hints of light noble hop bitterness and some lightly toasted bready malt. Finish is dry, not lingering on the palate for very long after the finish. Could use a little more maltiness but it is still really easy to consume.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy feel from start to finish. Just how it should be IMO.
O - This is a really solid Oktoberfest. You can really tell the 9 months in the lagering tank did their job. Not really sure how I would rank it against the others in the style but it is definitely worth a shot if you have a chance.