ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty solid oktoberfest. Sweet, malty, with some nice crispness adding a bit at the end.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is tart green apple and malt, vinegar, and vegetal with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Acetaldehyde is rampant in the flavor.
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to queenholly. Part of a side-by-side-by- side tasting. Dark copper pour with spotty lace. Aroma is sweet caramel and grain. Flavor is slight sweet malt and toasted grains, quaffable but not very exciting. Maybe it’s falling off… has that old malt flavor but not in a good way.
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Deep bronze with spotty white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Rich spicy malt flavor that starts sweet and finishes dry. Good fall beer.
keanex (1655) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Crystal clear amber with a dense tan head that sticks around for a while.
Aroma: Prominent caramel with black cherry fruitiness.
Taste: Mildly malty with hints of caramel and a dry floral/earthy finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Solid marzen, drinks nice, but I could see this getting cloying having more than one.
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
full flavored and full bodied so the flavor is malty with a bit of rum and raisin. not quite rum but something like it. juicy and smooth the beer is a bit slick and seems sweetly sticky. some vanilla and caramel like profile. Fest on the powerful side with smooth carbonation.
Edtorrey (26) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In addition to what you'd expect from a typical Marzen, this year's Oktoberfest has a little pumpkin pie spice aftertaste and a little more residual sweet. Perfect color. Great taste.
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kermis (8487) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Pours hazy orange brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, fruit and light hops. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Iphonephan (5278) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of pie spice and toasted nuts. Sharp finish.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a bottle.
Nothing of major note on the smell. Tastes like a standard lager with some German malts. A little bready. Overall kind of meh. There better Oktoberfest beers out there.