DrnkMcDermott (2790) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in chilled shaker. Good orange Okto color, thin lacy head, basic beer smell. Taste had a bit of yeast to it. Toasty autumnal malts, and I catch some spicy hop notes among prickly carbonation. A bit more German hops that I usually find in this style. Served a little warmer, it might reveal some complexity.
Nicksbeers (5) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, roasty, copper in color and clear,minimal head, light body.thin feel, lively,
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers. I look forward to its release every year. Poured deep red into a pint glass. Rich caramel notes and taste. Should have a higher rating. My favorite marzen
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, some toffee, and subtle grassy hops on the nose. Clear burnt orange-amber with a somewhat lasting off-white head. Off-dry, malt forward, bready. Medium bodied.
BadAprilia1000 (253) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful harvest amber color with a decent head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is pleasant, lots of malty sweetness, some bread and caramel and maybe cereal as well. Taste isn’t huge but is very to the style, notes of caramel, malt, and bread. Good beer, one of my first favorites from all those years ago
stoutchap (404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice solid offering from Sam Adams. A light sweet nose, amber pour. Slight fizzy head. Nice mouthfeel. Malty and nutty with just a hint of hops at the end. Quite pleasant.
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-2-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a copper-orange color with a brew with a thick two finger off white head. The head slowly over time to leave a very nice level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt with a good dose of caramel sweetness. Mixed with this is a light earthy and herbal aroma as well.
Taste – The flavor begins of a biscuit flavor with a good presence of a roasted malt. There is a lighter sweetness of caramel and some brown sugar up front. As the taste advances the sweetness fades and some flavors of a slightly bitter earthy flavor and some nice spicy flavors come to the tongue. Toward the end of the flavor, the roastiness intensifies and when mixed with the rest of the flavors, leaves a roasty and spiced flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower than average side. The thicker body was quite nice for the roasty and spicy flavors, although a little bit more carbonation would have made it a bit more refreshing.
Overall - Smooth with some nice roast and malt. While not the very the best Oktoberfest in my opinion, it is quite nice. A good go to for more session style drinking.
kpachla02 (14) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darker finish. Large head. Autumn type aftertaste. Good tasting beer. Would drink again.
KamGoPro (72) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet lemon zest start. Light and refreshing. Subtle caramel. Lighter than expected.
generallee08 (638) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a dark amber color with good clarity. The head is light tan in color, creamy and about average in size. It has good retention as it slowly fades to light covering that hangs on until the last sip. The aroma is full of all the sweet caramel-like malt that you would expect along with some decent mineral/herbal hops. Its flavor has solid, sweet and bready malt with caramel notes and hints of apple-like fruitiness. Hop flavor comes in and adds a good spicy and herbal presence to the middle and finish. It finishes slowly and has a slick texture with good carbonation and a medium to full body. This is just one of the best parts of the Fall.
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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