KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear reddish orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated quickly, down to a very small collar which produced only a little bit of lacing.
The aroma was of a bread malt, mild floral hops and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, a light fruity ester and a bit of spice.
The taste was very malty with a nice caramel sweetness and a slight fruitiness at first, then became lightly bitter and had a light spicy ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a light spicy malty taste that was left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and somewhat creamy texture with an almost lively carbonation.
Overall this was a decent representation of a German Oktoberfest, although it was nothing overly special it did possess and good taste and great drinkability...
AnG_BrgNor (408) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma and taste isfruit, caramel and some hops. A short ending with a tiny bitterness. Not very exciting this one.
bozoNZ (751) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear amber colour. Malt driven nose. Pretty standard malt dominated palate. Very marzen like. Drinks ok. Not a favourite style
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, caramel. Flavor is roast, caramel. Finish is toasty and herbal. Medium body, average carbonation.
hauxe (310) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from old notes. A medium bodied brew in which the malts are quite predominant. Only in the aftertaste did the hops come to the forefront. Well balanced, with a warm alcohol presence that makes itself felt after mid-bottle. Pleasant.
bdleedahl (119) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cleanly brewed as expected from Sam Adams. I nice easy to drink ale with malty caramel notes standing out as the dominant sweet flavour.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sirmixsomewhat (180) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a really easy beer to drink because it’s not overpowering in any way, but you can get better Octoberfest beers. However, I had it again recently and immediately questioned why I’d ever had it before, including that time, so there’s that.
conway (2210) - - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown/amber with off white head. Fruity, nutty caramel and toffee. Very sweet. Medium body. It’s fine.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good shit. Nice balance between malty sweetness and light on hops. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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SiviS (40) - - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber in color with a really profound caramel smell. Very smooth taste with a nice finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A surprisingly pleasant brew. Amber, slightly sweet, with a nice finish. One of the best sam adams beers