dfinney23 (1269) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper brown with a finger of white head. Very malty, caramel, toffee and grain along with a somewhat vegetable note.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Semi hazy gold copper with a thin foamy white head. The aroma is biscuity and toasty as it should be, but with a bit more cracker than necessary. Flavor is creamy and biscuity with that earthy pseudo caramel marzen tone. Just tastes very run-of-the-mill.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, hazy orange pour with creamy white foam, plain malty aroma but very clean malty caramel and burnt corn nuts flavor, nice metal and hops finish,
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee with some nuttiness and biscuit malt thrown in. The flavor is also extremely malty. I get a lot of toffee and caramel notes as well as some grass and earth character. The alcohol is noticeable and a bit warming. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice marzen.
Beerenberger (1116) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
A rich malt forward aroma and a clear deep copper pour supporting a white ring and minimal lacing. Toasted malts accompanied by a light sweetness are the predominate flavors. Notes of cereal/grain are present in the middle, followed by a traditional dry, none sweet, finish. Hops are here but their presence is subdued. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A light creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I enjoyed the robust tastes. Well balanced and drinkable.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Nobi pub, 1st Sunday of the month .. . Deep bark ruby brown ... Quite a big bitterness, some mild cooking caramel .. . Not bad but something didn’t quite mesh with me .. . . Mike Tyson hates chicken.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep brown beer with a red tint. Almost hard to believe its a lager given the haze. The head is a darker taupe and thins to a ring readily. The aroma is mostly malty but there’s a strong bitterness striving to break through. It tastes earthy, minerally, stoney starting off and develops a maltiness mid-way but then finishes surprisingly balanced. This is a good Oktoberfest like the Real Ale for my tastes. Its not a malt ball like all these Oktoberfests were for so long. Makes you wonder what the Germans really intended in many years gone past.