Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep rusty garnet with a thin foamy white cap. Mild lace left behind. The nose is sweet and bready. Notes of caramel, coffee cake, light mineral aromas. Decent body. Moderate heft with ample carbonation. Light bubble play on the tongue.
This beer is a bounty of sweet malts, as expected with this style. The flavors are all pronounced, rather than muted as many of this genre can be. Big flavors of toffee, biscuits, and a mild fruity quality closes it out. The flavors all work together, making this a well-balanced beer. A good Marzen that I’d get again for sure.
DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Safeway in Davis. Pours an amber color and has the basics flavors of this style of beer. Hints of cloves and nutmeg hit the palate. Malty with a good amount of hop. Solid brew.
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a reddish tinge, large creamy off white head, great retention and small bits of lace. Aroma is rich maltiness, toasted malts, but kinda clean lagerish. Flavour is sweet maltiness, toasted malts, moderate hop bitterness, earthy and a bit grassy.
greenhorn1 (781) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ok let’s just say it, Marzen style just isn’t that great. However, I thought this was not bad and underrated. Nice amber color, strong malt backbone in the nose and palate. Somewhat creamy and a nice bitter bite in the finish.
Frahmo (224) - Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Northern Lights cinema in Nampa. Nice amber color with a little off white head. Malty up front with some unexpected sweetness that finished with some bitter tones. The sweet through me off a bit, a little unusual and not expected in this style.
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay copper body but barely any head to speak of. Fun malty/caramel aroma that grows on me, in fact I quite like it. Flavour is a strong malt with a hint of dry wood on the end. Highly drinkable, probably intended to be drunk by the litre. Upon litre.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Lactic caramel/corn syrup malt aroma. Amber with huge light tan head. Amber with moderate off-white head. Sweet caramel malt with moderately bitter weedy herbal flavor. Rough.
stevoj (1702) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewforia, medium amber with nice high creamy head. Malt dominates the aroma and taste, as is the norm for the style. Some nutty remnants linger on the palate. Decent festbier from the NW.
EdInSaltLake (518) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light aroma: Caramel malt/sweet. Sweet flavor, with caramel malt--which is not as prominent as in the aroma. Apple-ish fruit. A little bit of roast. Lingering bitterness--which is kind of harsh, but there’s not a ton of it.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A orange peel color with spice and hops on the nose. It takes like their apricot with less sweetness and more hops. Not really a normal Octoberfest beer, a bit too hoppy for the category without the spices. Not bad though
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Oakland Brewhouse. Pours hazy medium brown with a frothy beige head. Tastes malty and doughy, like grains, nuts, slightly sweet. Medium body and carbonation. Smells musky and malty.