JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I do enjoy drinking this beer on occasion. It offers a nice well rounded character, something that lacks in typical american octoberfests. It doesn’t have that creamy fullness that I look for, but as a result is easier to drink for the masses. Still, complex and balanced. Good.
Iznogud (1199) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mc Mahon’s Public House, Brooklyn. Pours amber with off-white head. Malty aroma and flavor, slightly citric, caramel. Sweet.
Cunningham (5080) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy amber color with a fine thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Bready, fruity and mild hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, bready, fruity and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: I liked this one. Nice tasty and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden
bennetporter (149) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from a bottle copper with a medium off-white head with medium bubbles. Aroma is of caramel, flavor is of same, some bitterness towards end. Mouthfeel is full, almost buttery. Good beer.
beersammich (63) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a caramel color. Tastes of caramel, malts, and sweetness in general. I’ve had this beer quite a few times over the years and it seems to vary over the years. My favorite being when it first came out. The possibility of my tastes changing are there though. I don’t dislike this beer.
I had this from tap and bottle.
Beerathon (1384) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit on the sweet as side for a marzen, but for the most part it’s typical for the style, is which is meh.
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the seasonal sampler pack. Poured into snifter glass. Deep amber color with a nice and quickly dissipating head. Aroma has sweetness as it’s primary motivation. Some of the bready, cereal elements that are found in other Oktoberfest variations. Taste leans towards sweet characteristics much more than other Oktoberfest beers I’ve sampled. Bubble gum. Almost a candy-like quality. Thin mouthfeel especially at the finish. For a mainstream brewery, it’s actually not a bad effort. Almost feels mis-classified in the Oktoberfest category.
jsporrer (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another of the Samuel Adam’s brew that I like. It has a variety of spices that give it a distinctive flavor. Nothing sweet or harsh about it, just a smooth flavorful beer you can sit back enjoy.
allmyvinyl (4813) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark amber, thin white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel. Taste is light sweet, touch of bitterness at the back. OK, but not exciting.
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the in laws on thanksgiving. Nose is malty. Lightly spicy. Taste is a lot less flavorful than I remember. Meh.
djaquay (133) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour under a thick off white head and heavy lacing. Nice and sweet, little bitter in the finish. Nicely drinkable.