BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very buttery and deep such that it’s not difficult to accidentally draw the liquid into the nasal passages. Flavor is strong and caramel malty, not enough hop presence but still very good for the style. Compared to [some] of the other mediocre Oktofest offerings I would recommend definitely giving this a try.
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Bright orange colored pour with a soapy head. Nose is of caramel malts, crisp hops and a light earthiness. Taste is of toasted breads, caramel, grassy/herbal hops, toffee and grains. Good body for the style. Nice and drinkable. Tasting notes from 12/2011.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Normal Oktober one. Not much thickness anf fine features. Very nice to drink but just that.
jbuskirk (419) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 For a beer that doesn’t come from the land of bratwurst, Sprecher’s Oktoberfest tastes a lot like the genuine artifact. The malt’s caramel quality is supple but balanced by a light, crisp hopping. Big on flavor but low on bitterness, this lager is an autumnal treat, one that begs to be paired with sausage or other spiced meats.
Swamp_Thing (34) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is sweet and enticing, but flavor is slight and on the sweet side with poor balance. Creamy lingering flavor is probably the highlight of a weak Marzan.
dlbeer (734) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Amber pour with tan head. Smells very malty. Tastes of a lot of malt, bread, and hop finish. Nice Oktoberfest.
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MarinEvelyn (536) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet, malt, caramel. A little bready. Similar taste, a little bit of a dry finish. A little bittersweet, possibly dark dried fruit.
beerbaaron (1160) - Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice looking ruby reddish dark amber. Large frothy dense off-white head, partially lasting with lace. Malty sweet aroma, caramel, little toffee, bready. Medium body. Finish is dry, a bit earthy, residual sweetness too. Classic oktoberfest. Classic oktoberfest that leans a little more towards the dryer, nuttier side.
Nero55 (665) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark amber with small off white head. Aroma of caramel. Light body with caramel and slight malt sweetness.
queenholly (2865) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toasty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a large apricot/tan head. Flavor same as nose - toast and caramel malt flavor with a very subtle toasty bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, average carbonation.
unclemattie (4136) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz, Sprecher bottle, twist-off. Rusty brown color, dark tan head. Initial aroma of musty attic, it may be an old bottle. As it opens up there is a bit more of toasted malt, caramel character. As well as some fruity notes. It definitely needed to open. Somewhat of a metallic character, some toffee-like notes, some caramel, toasted malts flavors. Soft, creamy texture. Overall, there is a dominating fruity character in this beer that kinda takes it away from the style of Oktoberfest/Märzen for me. It is definitely in the category of Vienna with the slightest blood line to an Alt bier. Still a great beer, (BUT) with more of toasted caramel & fruit esters, and less oak, it just isn’t Märzen for me...