uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great oktoberfest. I am especially impressed with this beer compared to most of the others in the St. Arnold collection. Hoppy/yeasty initial impression, deep aber brown hue, wonderful hints of hops and strength as the beer progresses. Still maybe not quite up there with the best of the German ones, but its pretty good.
JakeSparks (110) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not my favorite octoberfest beer but one that i seem to pick up at least one a year. sweet and fulfilling
Hiero (52) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent beer that tastes very light at first but has a nice caramel finish. The color is almost like honey and it’s easy to drink.
zmanzorro (83) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Beer pours a very clear orange-amber with a thin off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is very sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and some kind pumpkin spices. Taste overall is very subtle with minor hoppiness and quick finish. Very drinkable. Moderate carbonation with very little lingering effect.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber witha lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of toasted malt, fruittiness and carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering carmel finish.
jhamp9 (754) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is roasted malt, bread DVD sweet caramel. Taste is dough and caramel. Very drinkable.
mike67 (603) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a long lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of sourdough and hint of grassy hops. Body is medium and smooth. Caramel malt and herbal hops are balanced on the palate. Finish is short and slightly sweet. One of many good Oktoberfests.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this beer on tap at The Saint Arnold Brewery in Houston, TX. This Oktoberfest marzen is malty with yeasty bread, caramel and spice notes.
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videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes, 9/19/11:
Poured a 12oz bottle into a dimpled stein.
A: Burn orange to amber, 1 finger head dissipates into a thin rim that laces the glass on the way down.
S: Bready and caramel malts, that’s about it.
T: Caramel malts up front, then bready malt along with hint of Saaz hops.
M: A bit thin for an Oktoberfest, carbonated just right for the easy-drinking style.
O: If I had to choose a Texas-made Oktoberfest, I’d opt for Rahr or even Shiner over this one. Solid choice and worth trying, though.
firedog23 (29) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Meh. Uneventful, syrupy, makes me look forward to winter. Not bad but I will not seek it out in the future.
Beerenberger (799) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is weak but toasted malts and bread come through. Pours a rich clear amber with a mostly diminishing white head. Taste is malty with bready notes. Medium bodied and smooth with minimal carbonation. Overall, its ok but nothting to write home about.