DrinkEmUpJones (1058) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden yellow with good lacing. Medium-plus aromas of hay and cereal. Palate is medium-bodied, slightly bitter with citrus and cereal notes. Lingering finish is somewhat bitter but not abrasive. This beer is average-plus.
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Taco Mac Lindbergh. Pours a clear copper with minimal off-white crown. Aroma needs glass warming to increase nose, but still rather weak - hints of minor spice, but full of sweet caramel malt and a bit of biscuit. Flavour is sweet all the way through to a smooth and uninteresting finish. Definitely an easy drinker but if I’m going to look for a maerzen to drink, I’ll stick with other varieties. Low carbonation and medium body makes this easy to drink in addition to the unaggressive flavour. Again, decent, but not something that will stand out in my mind in the crowd of octoberfests coming out around this time of year.
halstokes (17) - USA - SEP 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found it to be a bit bitter but otherwise decent. I know not everyone is a fan of Samuel Adam’s beers but, to me, the Sam Octoberfest is a better choice.
unclemattie (3915) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap@ Tacomac, Johns Creek. clear,deep copper. Earthy musty aroma. Hints of rust. Flavor has a bit of corn and lots of hops in the finish. Kinda bitter or an Oktoberfest. It is not bad, not close to stye in anyway.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clean amber pour with a foamy off white head. A bit of a brown sugar aroma. A hint of sulfur flavor on this beer just not what I expected from the aroma. Palate is solid but carbonation is foamy. My least favorite beer from here.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a dissipating light tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-peat. Taste is medium malt-peat, caramel/smoky earthy hops (English?) OK carbonation.
Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice, dark, translucent coppery brown with a decent head. Aroma is strong and malty, with overtones of spice. Flavor is rich and lively and mainly malty, and has hints of cloves and cinnamon. There is just a little hop component and minimal bitterness. Leaves a jazzy, pleasant aftertaste.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught. This is anything but a marzen. Color is mid to light copper with serious lack of depth and character. But hey... it was free.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper, nice sized beige head. Very sweet aroma, and an initially very sweet, caramelly flavor. Some crips hop bite inthe finish, but mostly a lot of caramel. Pretty tasty. Sampled at Asheville Brewgrass 2007.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a bubbly, copper body with a fizzy off-white head.
Smell: Toasty Munich malt aroma. Lightly spicy and with just a bit of caramel.
Taste: Very, very toasty malt flavor with a bright caramel sweetness. Spicy hop flavor lasts into the lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Lightly spritzy carbonation.
Drinkability: Not bad, but I can help but wonder what the brewery’s plans are for this beer. C’mon, ABC, the Oktoberfest game is afoot!