anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty sweetish grainy flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty grainy caramel finish.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample. Poured clear brownish color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A suprisingly well-done maerzen form the US. No diacetyl, beatiful layers of sweet, bready malt, and a facefull of noble hops, but properly executed.
douglas88 (5471) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GABF 2011. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet toast and leaves. The flavor is a mellow and smooth Marzen; honey, some light bitter hops, bready, very smooth and clean. Nice.
Cornfield (5341) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I took a break from trying a lot of delicious homebrews at the HOPS Oktoberfest to try this out. Nice pour - a clear copper body with a respectable head. The aroma was sweet malt, toasty, with some light hopping. The hops were slightly more pronounced in the flavor, balancing out the beer nicely. Very good.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub during Oktoberfest at Revolution (Chicago, IL). Pours a decent copper hue, some fire to it, a light haze, with a moderate offwhite head atop that dies to a thicker film, laces small. Aromas are bready malts, biscuits, a touch of sweeter toffee. Faint spiciness and a touch of floral hopping. Initial is bready and biscuity malts, a touch of sweeter malts behind, a light floral hopping with a touch of spice. Light dryness into the finish, lingering bready and biscuity malts. Spice really never gets to what I’d like it, as it falls back to a bit more bland than I’m used to. Still, it’s nice.. and better than most other Oktoberfests around these parts. Decent hopping, malt slanted obviously on the palate, with a dry and lingering mellow sweet finish. Not bad.
DrSilverworm (4739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Clear amber color. Thin, sort of bubbly khaki head. Couple loose dots of lace, nothing really sticks. Nice citrusy, kind of mango-y hop nose, some tropical fruit. Faint, but there, along with the caramel malt. Medium body, smooth crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Head fades to nothing. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Light spice. Hoppy for an oktoberfest, but I like it.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich deep copper, bronze and amber coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, nuts, earth, hop bitterness, caramel and a bunch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Dense, chewy, pungent malt notes throughout with a deep sweetness and alcohol flavour right behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity and a very strong malty note with a nut and earth bite that lasts quite a while. Overall, a nice and potent beer with no flavours lacking - a strong beer, but good in nearly every way! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2013.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt and lager yeast, along with some caramel. Caramel malt flavor with some bready character before a semi sweet finish.
b3shine (4209) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent copper with thin off-white head that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells and tastes of dough and caramel with a solid mouthfeel. A decent Oktoberfest.