gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a good German style Marzen. Very true to flavor and enjoyably easy drinking. Well done Rogue.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, wet grain, light hoppy bitterness.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle purchased on 04/05/2011. Colour: more orange than gold, slightly cloudy and low off-white head. Nose: Very metallic...but also extremely malty, and some root beer, dirty sock, warm and soggy vegetable. Not the best nose.... Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium-light sour. Light chocolate brownie, fresh enriched white bread, turnip, oatmeal cookie late and just pure cookie dough on finish. All kinds of great stuff but never even close to overly sweet. Delicious stuff.. a complete 180 from the nose. A real mixed bag.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Floral hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and fruity with a banana flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
arkurzynski (1292) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely pale amber with soft white head. Aroma is noble-like hops and malty caramel. Taste is a touch too caramel for me with a bit of grain character. Above average hop bitterness coming through on the end. Not altogether too bad for a Oktoberfest, could use a slightly more robust palate, possibly from the use of more kilned malts.
Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty clear amber with a cream-white head that is fluffy but disappears fairly quickly. Aroma is malty with an apple cider overtone and just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is mainly fruity with a malty undertone and a hint of hoppy bitterness as well as just a whisper of honey sweetness. Texture is smooth and subtly fizzy, leaving behind a soft tingle.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint, 6oz bottle into a mug. The bottle has nice list of ingredients use including the malts and hops. The IBUs are listed at 29 but there is no ABV% or freshness date.
Appearance: It has a deep slightly orange golden color with lots of carbonation and a good two and a half finger tall head. The head is creamy white and quickly settles to just a thin covering. This thin cap still makes lots of sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a firm bready and nutty character with a spicy/floral noble hop presence.
Taste/Palate: There is a good bit of deep bready and lightly roasted grain flavor with some good nutty notes and an excellent balance of spicy noble hopes. It finishes with mild hop bitterness and a clean biscuity dryness. The palate is spot on with a firm extremely drinkable medium body and lively carbonation.
Notes: To me this is an outstanding example of the style that really captures that German Lager essence. Maybe it’s the malt, maybe it’s the hops or maybe that Free Range Coastal Water they use but it works. Prost!!!
wlajwl (3344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another rather unique brew from Rogue. Not really a traditional Octoberfest, an ale fruitiness seeps in, still pretty good and close to the original style.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a true Fest Beir taste. Just bought a case today and tried it this evening. It’s exactly as is described. Golden Off white head, Malt arome a little dry at the end. Great german style Fest beer.
Floback (500) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a golden body with a couple centimeters white head. The aroma is fruity, almost grape-like. Flavors continue with this theme. Not much going on. Thin body and lively carbonation. Really easy to drink. Decent.