bwa5879 (495) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from drake party store. Amber brown pour. Thin offwhite head that began disappearing immediately. Typical Octoberfest beer smells: root beer, deep caramel and malt. Low carbonation. Malt predominates overall but that's just the side of the spectrum this beer lies on, it's not the focus. Flavors of Carmel and roasted nuts, it's bright like cola. Finish is smooth, more roasted nuts and caramel.
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joshwoodward (456) - - 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.
blackflag321 (430) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pour to shaker glass. Simple brown color with medium head. More complex taste than I expected . . . roast, malt, nutty, with some bitterness. Yes, I will have another please!
fattybladdy (415) - 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.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours red-tinged copper, moderate head. Nose of caramel and chocolate malt, slight hoppiness. Flavor is all bitter up front, that or rancid malt flavors. Tastes spoiled, I can’t imagine a Marzen deliberately tasting like this. Not a fan.
johnnyoski (411) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a frothy off-white head. Biscuit aroma with some spices. Toasted malt flavor balanced with a soft, hoppy finish. Dry texture and well carbonated. Definitely drinkable but closer to an ESB than a Marzen IMO.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours ruddy auburn w/ dense meringue head, heavy cracker and caramel aroma, nutty/caramelly w/ substantial hop throughout, finishes fairly clean, tasty
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty hoppe for an oktoberfest. this one just didn’t really do anything for me.
WillRunForBeer (335) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to umich03jm, thanks Jason! Pours deep amber brown with a sticky off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark cherry, smoke, charred oak. Flavor is caramel, dark chocolate, oats, smoke. A little grassy bittlerness in the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, full.
BlowOffTube (334) - 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.