Mibeersnob (46) - Howell, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to tulip glass. Toasted caramel, sweet smell with hints of spice. Clear, light reddish amber color. Pours with white head that dissipates quickly. Definitely malty with some hops coming through. Medium body. Overall, this beer is true to Oktoberfest beers. Easy drinking, you can have quite a few without much problem.
joshwoodward (566) - - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Solid, if a little boring. Some spicy quality, but not very round or complex.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a copper color with a paper-thin off-white head. Aroma is lots of rich German malts and a dash of German hops. The taste is similar, but I can also taste some roasted malts. It seems really off for an oktoberfest. It looks and smells great, but that taste just isn’t right.
BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent Oktoberfest brew. Pours a reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet bread. Taste is light chocolate, little bitterness, thin body with medium carbonation and dry finish. Enjoyable.
fattybladdy (562) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber pour with tan head. Nicely balanced brew, taste of caramel and nuts with an herbal hop finish.
umich03jm (1976) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aromas are caramel, grain, grass, and some light chocolate too. Taste has a nice light grainy sweetness and light bitterness. More malty and flavorful than most marzens. Nice caramel, light toffee and fruit, and some grassy hops. Medium body, goes down smooth. Awesome Oktoberfest.
Mittenator (1305) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from backlog). Burnt orange color with medium head. Malt, bread, grain and sugar flavors and aromas.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th December 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Small off white head. Crispy semi dry palate. Quite a rich malt base, dry. A little tart fruit, a little malt cream. Finishes dry with typical noble hop bitterness. Different! Not my favourite Shorts but interesting!
wmubronco1992 (617) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber. Small off white head. Aroma of roast and malt. Really big flavors of roast and caramel. Some bitter in the finish. Flavors are bolder and not as sweet as other Octoberfests I’ve had. Would like to try as draft to.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany with a slowly fading medium tan topper and some flare lacing. Aroma is noble with toasted malt, light skunk and some notes of bready malt and toffee. Taste of toffee, toasted malt, ripe fruit and mild tannins and finishes up with a hint of bitterness. A touch sticky and not that sweet.