crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice caramel color body with hints of red to it. A nice tan head that had nice retention but no lace. Caramel malts dominated the aroma, but there was a slight spiciness to it in the back. Flavor had a good malt profile, nice sweet caramel malts which had a nice almost pepper finish in the end. A nice smooth finish, light bodied and great session beer. Although it was mostly one-dimensional the beer was pretty good.
HonusWagner (1624) - 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 (26) - 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 (89) - 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 (257) - 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 (1461) - 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 (48) - , 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.
troyc (2473) - 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 (3646) - 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 (486) - 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 (38) - 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.