40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attended Oktoberfest at Old World in Huntington Beach last Friday. A couple pitchers of this stuff, a big ol’ slab of Wienerschnitzel, and some fine polka music can really put you in the mood. Sweet, bready aroma. Sweet, roasted, caramel, malty flavor with a hint of coffee and spicyness.
KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, mild head. Rich and strong malty nose, nice bitterness that finishes fast and watery.
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Porvoon Paahtimo, Porvoo. Thought I had the wrong beer at first, as I wouldn’t call it amber. More like light gold. Clear with visible carbonation. Grainy malty smell not dissimilar to a macro lager, but it’s fresher. Sweet taste with a suggestion of candied orange peel. Long sweet finish. Yest and vanilla notes in the aftertaste. Not too bad but not the best Oktoberfest beer I’ve had. Just that little bit too cloying.
HourGlass13 (609) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber copper pour with a small white head. Aroma is metallic, some sweet malt. Flavor is also metallic with some sweet malt, mild fruits, maybe a hint of sassafras. Mouth feel is medium and silky with decent fizz. Finishes slightly malty but with a huge metallic twang.
chucklemation (1425) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a green bottle. Aroma is skunk and grain. Flavor is grain, caramel, earth, and skunk. Has a light body, well-carbonated. Okay.
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14-09-16 // 500ml bottle from Stumpf Getränkeland. Clear golden colour, white head. Grainy-malty, sweet. Slight alcoholic notes in the finish. Average Märzen.
tapefuzz (127) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt and very light fruit. Taste is light malt up front with a mild hop finish. Low bitterness. Light body. Lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little bubbly but otherwise pretty average for a marzen.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a burnt bronze body with some carbonation and a small head, no lace left on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts, flavor of tart malts almost like vinegar. Mouthfeel was adequate. Overall there are too many other oktoberfest beers out there that warrant my attention and money. Originally rated on 10/10/08
rgf001 (316) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
24 pack from Costco, bought on 01-Sep.
Malty sweet, almost caramelly aromas with no hop aroma. Color is spot on and brilliant but the carbonation is too low for style. Taste is malty-caramelly, too much for my taste; hop bitterness is low as is the flavor. Finish is medium sweet.
Not my favorite style.
SteveOrz85 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12 oz bottle. Served in clear plastic party cup. Amber color. Thin white head. Little lacing. Malty but balanced. Medium bodied. Average carbonation. Overall good Oktoberfest.
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at MacGregors. Deep amber, clear, medium head. Malty nose, light caramel, just a bit of hop, grassy and a touch of citrus. Sweet, rich malt, less caramel than the color would suggest, but enough. Rather straightforward. Low hop, but rich and tasty.