coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Alright marzen but not such a great brew overall. Aroma is a bit skunky and lightly hoppy.
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz twist off brown bottle.
The appearance for this one is a dead ringer for a Shiner Oktoberfest, It is orange/amber in color, perhaps a bit lighter with a crappy fizzy white head that dissipates in about 10 seconds.
The smell on this oen is decent for an oktoberfest, there is a soapy scent hat is kind of off putting, but overall it is a clean smelling version of the style. It doesn’t bring a ton of maerzen character but enough.
This one is also unnofensive int he flavor, though im picking up some diacetyl. It is nutty, caramally, with a sourdough character. It isn’t too sweet like a lot of midrange oktoberfests. There is a light hop bitterness, nothing offensive, but nothing flattering.
The mouthfeel seems a bit weak, but it is nice and drinkable.
A middle of the road oktoberfest form a brewery known for brewing some crap.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-06-2010 02:08:13
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight oxidation, not really that bad for a Oktoberfest although it still has that spice taste that makes American Oktoberfests inferior to German standards of the style.
empirestout (13) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours light orange with a thin head. Not much happening in the aroma. Tastes like...beer. Nothing special at all. Malty, slight toast. Medium carbonation. Finish is brief. Tried it with 5 other guys, against 6 other Oktoberfest beers. This was the unanimous least favorite.
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a finger or two of off-white suds. A few glass-clinging smears of lace on the descent.
Smell: Sweetish nose, primarily bready, but with some toasty and nutty accents to it and a far-off hint of light caramel syrup. Herbal, spicy, earthy Noble hops.
Taste: Maltiness tasting of ever so slight toasted bread brushed with a coating of sugary caramel. Lightly nutty. Faint fruitiness. Spicy, earthy German hops with ample supporting bitterness. The initial, light nuttiness grows a bit as you near the drying, reasonably crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: A standard, simple, but easy-drinking O-fest (at a decent price) to kick-start the weekend.
LetsGoState (611) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of sweet bready malt. Taste is also a bready, but almost roasted. Overall not the best, but not bad either.
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2012 Clear, orange in color with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, biscuit, slightly earthy. Flavor is spicy, late bitterness. Quite smooth.
vikingguy (836) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours and amber/copper color with tall white head. Fragrant caramel malt aroma. Spicy sweet caramel malt, bready and a little roasty/nuttiness. Good balancing hops. A little thin but very drinkable. Another great Marzen!
cheap (4203) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells ok, a little of that typical point olfactory. Looks a little viscous just sitting there with its thin slow stream of bubbles; pale with a little brown. Rather strong initial flavors, then it mellows a little. Somewhat good sizzle on the CO2, fades rapidly. Certainly seems to have more than 5.15 here in the percent department. Eh, a little btter medicine finish.
gururyan (633) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Poured from bottle, a bit light in the body but overall I thought it tasted pretty good and I enjoyed it. Wish the ABV was more like a 6.5 though.