ttutony (700) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color in the glass. Grainy malt aroma and palate. Slight caramel sweetness. Fairly straightforward, not overly complex.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor lacks the subtleties that I find in many Oktoberfests and instead is just a light sweet beer. Body is somewhat thin. Not bad. Could definitely put down several of these from a liter mug.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not my favorite style but still a weak Oktoberfest. Heavy cereal like flavor. Also odor. Nice reddish color. Palate somewhat flat.
llcooldave (1118) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery orange in color. A bit of a sweet malt aroma that changes to corn tortillas. Clean flavor of sweet cereal malt; almost creamy like, followed by a slight hoppy aftertaste. Overall, for a Marzen it’s OK. Very drinkable, but nothing too exciting.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the way these beer can bring me forward to fall in the midst of August! Pristine, clear amber color. Off white head pours on at 2 inches settles to a solid film soon enough. Vienna malt for sure. Delicious malty flavor, mostly full but not annoyingly heavy like others marzens. Leaves, love and fall air is what this beer bring to your table, or lawn chair. Crisp fi ish with a touch of delicious hazelnut.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean aroma of bread, nuts, sweet maltyness. Pours clear copper with a minimal white head. Medium sweetness, a balanced finish, with no noticable bitterness or hops. Bodie is medium, with a thin texture. Overall a good Oktoberfest that is very tasty.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. A nice clear orange with a smallish head at first that fades to a thin rim of foam, along with a little lacing. Aroma is sweet and caramelly. Flavor brings some nice rich caramelly malt with just a little bit of spiciness and very restrained hop character. Really nice smooth palate. Just a very enjoyable Oktoberfest. I’d happily drink a few more of these...
mmmbeer (1252) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured transparent light orange color with tan shading, low carbonation, one finger + foamy white head formed and lasted throughout the tasting. Aroma of a wheat malt, with notes of caramel and grass. Hits the mouth with medium body, malt has a touch of caramel, middle holds up fine, finish is solid with a very light note of bitterness. Good brew, and my 100th Texas brew that I have sampled. Hmm, I wonder what could be beer 101 from Texas...
degbert (1196) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Rich nose with caramel, fruit, and toast intermingled. Pours a brilliant orange-gold. Roast and brown sugar up front, with a clean bitter finish. Good.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Spec’s in Austin. The newest Real Ale release in bottles and, as is the custom in Texas, the label has the prerequisite TABC nonsense on it: "Malt Liquor." Poured a clear, light amber body topped with some soapy head that sticks around quite a while. Aroma is lightly malty sweet, grassy hops, a little funky and some biscuit. Flavors of bready malt, some toffee, roasty, toasted nuts and slightly grassy/herbal hopps in the end. Fairly clean finish leaves you looking for that next sip. Medium mouthfeel and active carbonation. Solid effort. I’m looking forward to drinking more of this when the weather is more O-Fest like.