sitzds (288) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle with a clear orange appearance. Strong caramel aroma with hints of grain. Like an amplified version of the German originals. More maltiness up front, more hops on the finish. Very smooth finish, crisp and full-bodied.
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle given to me as a bday gift via mix six from Mike S. Poured an okay looking thinner burnt orange with an average sized foamy mostly white head. Aroma is over the top sweet, wet nuts, dough, raisins, metallic notes and wet grains. Thinner watery body with stronger carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor suprisingly is not sweet, grainy, nut shells, pennies, old toast and for some reason a hint of banana peel.
DialSquare (2599) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from publix. Big sweet cereal and caramel malt aroma. Tastes are bready, light spice, very grainy sweet. Not for me.
Sammer (1029) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Don’t understand the low rating. This is a fairly decent Oktoberfest beer. Taste is pie spices and malt, with a hint of grain.
r464 (1914) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, nutty, caramel with a little sweetness. Earthy with a full finish. A little lacking in punchiness.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this to be a very ample and tasty Octoberfest. Malty, aromatic, flavorful, with a very nice marzen type body. Hops are low but crispness is high, and overall drinkability is nice. I could certainly drink plenty of these at a nice fall festival, or on a saturday afternoon. Good job Spoetzl.
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clean amber with one finger of off-white head and mild lace. Nose of malts, caramel, butter. Medium body. Smooth and malty.
Snrphnx (24) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fairly bland for both a Shiner and an Octoberfest/Marzenbier. Slight spiced aroma does not translate into taste. Slight hops bittering arriving mid-late in taste and a slight malty sweetness after swallow. Expected more, drinkable but not celebration worthy.
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DrSilverworm (6274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield. Clear orange amber color. Thin off-white head. A couple loose dots of lace. Stronger, but sort of crisp carbonation. Lighter body. Caramel malt, and a more peppery flavor. Moderate sweet taste. Satisfying oktoberfest, despite the carbonation being a bit more pronounced than I prefer. Was very nice to enjoy with my sandwich.
jandd1983 (2529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the 2013 Artisans Craft Beer Festival. It poured a clear copper/orange color with a white head. The aroma was of malt, caramel and a bit of hops. It had a light body. The taste was of sweet caramel malt character and mild hops in the background. The finish was sweet and malty. Nice.