chrisv10 (10931) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ FOneFan, 5.3%. Dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, toffee, little earthy, little dusty, little nutty, hop and medium bitter.
saxo (13895) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan berliner weisse, cream ale multistate tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, malt, fruits and hops. Nice dry and bitter.
oh6gdx (20299) - 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 (2039) - 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 (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (1524) - 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 (6065) - 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 (10480) - 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 (2035) - 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 (10144) - 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.