oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Deep amber colour, beige head. Aroma is wood, some slight toffee, sweet malts, mild hoppyness. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee, mild grains and some quite balanced things.
TheJestersBeer (1667) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful deep copper, with an off-white head.
Malty, lightly roasted aroma, caramel, toffee, chocolate, hops, yeast, chestnut, light diacetyl.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty taste, caramel, chocolate, fudge, hops, ashes, licorice, yeast, earth.
Slightly thin on the palate, with a very faint acidic touch. Ends a bit rough. Not bad, but lacks a little in overall balance. (2012-12-06)
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. It has an interesting aroma of cereals, malt, sugar, light wood and very light smoke. Round mouthfeel; very good caramel flavor, with hints of roasted malts, toasted wood; it has correct bitterness.
Not an Oktoberfest, just a very good beer.
ElDesmadre (936) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Marzen, eh? The American hoppy version, it seems. Aroma is citrus, floral, grapefruit and some resin, with a toasted, caramelly, slightly nutty base. Body less robust than in a classic marzen, flavour is a skillful blend of dark(er) malts and assertive US-hops. The mouthfeel is velvety and the finish grapefruity and very bitter. Sort of a bottom-fermented amber ale, I doubt it would succeed at the Oktoberfest. But it did with me.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 29 Sep 2012) Reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of crisp-bread, dark fruit and caramel. Malty, roasted taste with dark bread, coffee, ryvita, dark fruit and a mild, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. More like a vienna than a märzen. Decent, but not impressive.
HenrikSoegaard (9146) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Wonderfull powerfull bitter flavor. Hops and malt in nice balance. Week caramellic. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great beer but way too hoppy acording to style.
thomat (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with a medium, off white foam. Malty with hey tones. Malt, hops, cereals and hey. Medium body with a nice balanced finish.
madsberg (8811) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Aroma: Bread, light roast, butter, sweetness. Flavour: Butter, fruits, sweetness, caramel, herbs. Medium bodied. Ends light bitter and butterish.
Pinball (9664) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear brown, smooth offwhite head.
mild aroma. mild macroish.flavor is dry, hay, herbal, sweet, yet still quite tasty.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and butter. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, butterscotch, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.