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.
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BottleA: Dark caramel color. Off-white head. N : Pine, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, earthiness. Nutty. T: Very bitter. Good sweetness, but too many hops.Metallic aftertaste. M: Medium/light body. Fuzzy carb.O: Another mediocre rendition of a classic style. Not as bad as Leinie?s, still not good.
pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml brown bottle. Orange pour, thin layer of whitish foam on top. Good clinging lace. Nose has caramel and bready notes. Taste has caramel malt and light bread, mild hops. Light grassy aftertaste. Easy drinker.
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass. The label lists the abv at 6.7%.
Smell: The aroma has notes of light grain, fresh bread and light caramel like sweetness.
Taste / Palate: It has a nice mild bready and caramel maltiness up front and mild dry leafy hops with a slight earthy character in the finish.
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Nice lookin rich amber color. Bready caramel with a hint of nuts and spice on the nose. Palate is smooth and goes well with the malty favors and hint of hop bitterness in the semi-sweet finish. "
rproff78 (152) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good Oktoberfest...worth a try. Pyramid always makes great beers!!! Love this time of year!
dnbthompson (37) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy dark amber with a nice creamy head from a recently purchased 22 oz bottle. My first taste was surprisingly refreshing with some sweet notes to the finish. As with most Pyramid products, the value is the overlying factor as many of their 22 oz . products can be purchased for well under the $3 mark. I drink many of their beers as an ’everyday’ craft brew without spending too much money on them. I would pick this one up again.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany colored with cream/light tan head that is very fine and creamy. Clings to glass. Malty and some hops on the nose with a little dark fruit. Full hops with bitterness up front followed by malty, smoky, sweetish finish. A little too long of a bitter finish. A little thinner mouth feel than expected with such a dark color.
GarrettB (1183) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 7th, 2013 - Putting pen to paper, I still have a hard time identifying differences between Oktoberfest brews, let alone what makes one better or another. But first impressions count for a lot, and my first impression of Pyramid’s Oktoberfest in a tasting vacuum is that it is "fine", and certain something you can bring to a holiday party. The smell has mild malt notes, but not too sweet, with touches of old cinnamon (the kind you dredge out of the spice drawer for that once-a-year use) and old chocolate bar (similarly, the kind re-discovered in the back of the candy drawer.) The flavor is sweeter...very sweet indeed. Brown sugar, that old cinnamon touch, a pronounced hoppy bitterness in the background, and that deep, sugary grape sweetness that often makes this beers a little too sweet for me. Know a reveler with a hankering for sugar? This’ll please. Otherwise? I’ll look for something more restrained.
maxwelldeux (4137) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is definitely malt dominant, with a lot of toasting and nuttiness in there and just a bit of some sweeter candy. Taste is only slightly sweet and has a lot of toasting elements. Nicely balanced. Solid brew.
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Very milky. Solid malt character. A surprising bit of hops towards the end. Wouldn’t mind more malts and less hops, but this is good.