McTapps (1478) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep amber-light reddish colour with a very low head and medium body. Nose of malt. Taste of copper, fresh hops, ripe dark grains, kefir, toffee, burnt caramel and nuts. On the first sip it seemed more like a light Bock but it got better. Quite quaffable, but the finish is little bit too coppery and sour.
MichaelBruch (1477) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice one from Sam Adams without being in the near of outstanding. Malty, bit sweetish with some sour aftertaste. Loads of caramel and nuts. Could also be a Bock or a Vienna. Drinkable, huge quality, but the taste doesn´t hit the points at all.
petexner (685) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. I am not a big fan. Its orange, with nice head, long palate, hoppy taste but overall nothing special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours an amber orange. A 2 finger head that is tight and has excellent retention. It stayed at a 1/2 inch for a solid 7 min before I took a drink. Thick rings of lacing left behind.
S - Caramel malt, doughy bread, toasted malt, lightly nutty.
T - Rich caramel, fruit dipped in toffee, hints of brown sugar and cotton candy, some lager yeast in the background. Subtle hops add a faint spice note and cuts some of the sweetness.
M - Superb! Medium body, soft a creamy.
This is my favorite fall beer. It is almost perfect. When I think of fall this is the first thing that pops into my head. I honestly don’t know how anyone could not find this beer full of glorious flavor. I wish they sold this year around.
Serving type: bottle
jason1970 (139) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not a huge fan of this variety, but it’s not a bad version. Pours a nice amber color with a frothy white head. You get some of the malt on the nose and plenty of the caramel and toffee. It smells sweeter than it tastes. The taste is muted a bit and compares a bit to a marzen perhaps. Pretty decent, just not my favorite style.
Nekronos (3184) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Did not see the greta thing about it. Was creamy and soft. A little bit of strong hints but not much to say about.
DocJitsu (305) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011--Pours a copper amber with a quickly dissipating tan head. Classic Märzen aromas. Toffee and ripe fruit. Mouthfeel is magnificent for the style. Two years ago, Boston Brewing messed with the recipe causing the mouthfeel to to be too scrubbing and biting. Now just the right amount of creamy, which is enhanced by the toffee flavor, yielding to a mild scrubbing. I love how this is a beer to experience rather than just drink or swill. The appearance, aroma, mouthfeel and flavor are all complimentary, creating an inclusive sensory experience and a beer with excellent drinkability. Outside of Spaten, this is the best Oktoberfest I’ve had.
2012--Pours a clear golden copper with a 1/4", quickly dissipating, caramel-colored head. The nose is characterized by brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, and banana. The mouthfeel is so soft, thick, and wet, with just a hint of carbonation on the back of the tongue. Very, very pleasant. A nearly perfect balance of brown sugar, ripe date, and cinnamon comprise the flavor. There’s no overdone, gimmicky pumpkin or cinnamon. It’s a very classy Oktoberfest. And, thank God, there is not that usual, off-putting hop presence that is so often prominent in Sam Adams beers. This year is a huge improvement over last year. Thank you Boston Beer Co! Overall: 4.0; up from 3.75 from last year.
fabioanselmo (63) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma de caramelo e malte, sabor levemente amargo, com notas de especiarias e caramelo. Quem disse que lager não pode ser saborosa? É uma cerveja super leve, com sabores e aromas especiais. Adorei.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. The malts and their respective complexities are the big takeaway here.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft (from backlog). Pours a rich caramel color with a medium off-white head. Mild spice aromas but they are subtle enough for this to be extremely drinkable.