Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: I thought it smelled very nice at first, but maybe interesting was a better word. A little more citrusy than most oktoberfests. A rare beer because I loved the aroma, but sort of disliked the flavor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium, brownish orage with an average, off-white head that kept a decent sheet. The aroma was heavy bread, cookie, caramel, graham cracker, toast, pie crust and cake; moderate grassy hops; light citrus hops; and something slightly like Cap’n Crunch. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, heavily bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel, maple syrup, grassy hops, lighter citrus hops, floral hops, dark breads, cookie, and cake. The light to medium body was a little syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle picked up at Party Source from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear reddish/amber color with a foamy off white head. The aroma is a mix of toasted grains, caramel malt, and a hint of leafy hops. The flavor is mainly toasted malts, light hints of caramel, some grass, and light leafy hops. Medium bodied and easy to drink. This is a fairly decent Oktoberfest.
kramer (4895) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish copper body under a small fizzy white head that had pretty decent retention. The nose is showing a bit too much grainy and husky notes as well as a fairly heavy Munich malt sweetness. Smells OK overall, but makes me leery that this will be as smooth as I want. The flavor is a bit bland and boring, the munich malt is not as heavy or thick as I’d like, it comes across as more of an amber ale malt bill. Just a light hint of hops on the back end, but not enough to make an impact. Lighter bodied with a husky texture and fizzy carbonation. Not one the impresses me too much overall.
wmatyi (10) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my go to Octoberfest, nice malt up front, really easy drinking for he type, I could drink this beer all year round.
gschrade (587) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste malt, a little Carmel, slightly sweet.
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ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (3101) - 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 (1881) - 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 (1424) - 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 (2224) - 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.