Berard (267) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany in color with thin white head that dissipates. Mild carbonation over roasted malt aromas. Malty and caramely, typical of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HuskerTan (451) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Caramal, toasty, bready, spices.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Slightly malty and bitter, toffee and caramel tones with some spice.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish.
O- Not a staple octoberfest beer. Sam Adams just hasn’t matched what Octoberfest beers from Europe can do yet.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Orange ale with exceptional clarity. Single finger loosely packed off white head dissipates to a thin sheet of the same. No lacing.
S: Soft, sweetened malts with vienna caramelesque tones. Honey, vanilla and a slight over-steeped green tea smell in there. No hops, none expected. Decent
T: sweet, standard malty marzen. I can’t say I find this much different from their flagship lager, but it does have a bit more of a butter flavor in there.
M: Medium body with high carbonation. Prefer a hint less carb on the style.
O: Well crafted, far from the best marzen’s available.
Serving type: bottle
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: caramel malts. Appearance: Amber with little white head. Taste: sweetish. Palate: caramel, slight hint of bitterness towards the end. Overall: very drinkable Oktoberfest. Pint at Gordon Ramsey Pub&Grill, Las Vegas.
cannernation (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid Malt Octoberfest with coffee & caramel aroma, pours with a minimal head and a nice amber color, medium body with a bitter finish, a good beer
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a big creamy head. Sweet malty flavor. Not the greatest Octoberfest you can get but it’s still pretty solid.
BrownALEx (262) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No real aroma, faint malt and lager yeast detected. Pours a dark amber with a big ’ole head. Taste is sweet that leads to a malty backbone. Body is medium with nice carbonation. Overall, it is not one of the best Octoberfest out there but it is the most available. Does that count for anything?
Gridfather (26) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/14/13 poured from bottle into pint glass. Dark amber head which quickly dissipates. Light carbonation. Very subtle aroma of beer. Color is beautiful copper and maple syrup. Light but flavorful body. Very drinkable. Not outstanding but an excellent session beer. I would drink this all night.
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spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle, pours deep golden brown, very malty backbone, caramel and toffee, not much hop aroma but the malt is balanced with a crisp bitter finish. Carbonation lively. Quality strong lager.
Beergeek23322 (2133) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/1/2009. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Roasted malt, caramel and light fruit aromas. Sweet malty flavors with caramel, light fruit and hops. Good beer for the style.