novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber balanced pour with a lot of roasted malt flavor. Can’t taste a ton of hop in this Marzen, but a lot of nice spices are present in the aroma- a crisp taste and a slightly powerful carbonation, but overall, this Oktoberfest is a pretty decent brew.
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours amber with a white head, light sweet taste with caramel, malt, and some spice, light hop finish, decent but I think Optimator is better.
shanoknowsfood (36) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 4, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Maybe i had a bad bottle because it was skunky. First had this on tap. Would not reccomend it served any other way.
hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer: Spaten Octoberfest
Color: Light Brown
Taste: Smooth, caramel malt flavor, dry
Comments: Ur Märzen is probably one of my favorite styles of beer. Spaten tends to always make quality beer and this is one of them. However, it does lack a little something. It's no Spaten Optimator and far from the one for which all others are judged Mittenwald Brewery Ur Märzen.
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Caramel, roasty, toast, cereal, herbs.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Toast, spices, caramel, cereal.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, rich finish.
O- A solid marzen, although I don’t notice any sweetness in it.
eRock_2013 (145) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not your average Munich Marzen. Features a Exceptionally dark amber color for an Oktoberfest beer, with a standard malty aroma. I found the taste to be enjoyably more complex for a marzen, with roasted malt notes, slight herbal hoppy contrast, and a sweet finish and aftertaste.
Smooth enough, medium bodied.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent example of an authentic German style marzen. Light colored but with strong caramel flavors.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Crystal clear amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, toast, bread, some caramel and light vegetal hint. Sweetish flavor, malty, toasty, with a bit of caramel, bready notes and a drier finish with a light bitter herbal note. Medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.
keith0718 (340) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Paulaner and the Ayinger Oktoberfests are indistinguishable. This beer has a more pronounced toasty caramel flavor and a diminished carbonation bite.
EdInSaltLake (518) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lager yeast, lightly sweet malt, and skunky aroma. Sugary sweet malt flavor, green apple-ish fruit, lager yeast. Some skunked flavor (less than the aroma).
Definitely need to rate this again--especially if it’s not in a green bottle.
greenhorn1 (782) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
By far my favorite Oktoberfest. Pours a beautiful clear dark amber. Rich caramel and toasted malts. Nicely balanced.