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.
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish brown with an off white head. Malt aroma. Flavor is earthy with caramel.
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
appearance: clear coppery orange, with a finger of creamy beige head that shrinks to a collar; good curtains of bubbles linger. aroma: caramel, toffee, raspberry, cherry, toasted nuts. taste: very sweet caramel and toffee up front, then the fruitiness from the aroma comes through clearly; then comes a bit of earthy, almost herbal bitterness. finish: the malty, fruity sweetness comes back at the very end, but there’s also a hint of minerality that comes out. notes: This is a good oktoberfest. It’s a little rich and fruity for my preferences in the style, but it’s undeniably good. Only thing I wasn’t wild about was the slightly astringent, herbal minerality on the back end.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend in Wisconsin. Pours pour from the 12o stuffy bottle red amber with an off-white head and decent lacing . Nose of rich roasted caramel malts. Medium body and very smooth lager mouthfeel. Flavor hows toffee and a bit of floral hoops., Finishes earth and dry, .A very nice Marzen in the German style. I liked this one a lot.
rondphoto (3962) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear amber brown color, beige head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is caramel toffee and malt that becomes more earthy and bitter on the swallow, then moves neatly to a lingering sweet finish. Nothing notable here, just as it should be: comfort beer for nippy autumn evenings.
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweeter interpretation of the style, a bit muddy flavorwise but tending towards general caramel maltiness. Lacks the complexity of the Full Sail Marzen, but still a really good version of the style.
spatenfan (61) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Very good Oktoberfest, malty, thick, and sweet. One of the better American examples of a Marzen.
Carlisle (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep amber color with off-white head; minimal lacing. Toasted malt aroma. Caramel malt upfront. Sweet finish with slight bitterness.
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popephred (266) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured this lager cold into a Samuel Adams glass. The pour yielded a small off-white head with a red-brown,cloudy, body, with minimal lacing, Note of spice are dominant in this brew, with a metallic aftertaste which linger throughout the tasting. A medium body, though any sweetness that could be had from the malts is drowned out by the previously mentioned aftertaste.
csaso (2068) - Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - food size foamy head, nice dark amber color, nice nutty malt aroma and flavor, mild sweetness, well balanced though - good Oktoberfest style!
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kenter2000 (57) - , Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow, refreshing, zippy, what a night, what a beer! Here I am, living, being alive! What a treat. I’m watching Gross Point Blank and sipping this sweet nectar. Ambrosia. Oh what a joy. A long down diluted with an evening treat.