shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lactic toffee malt aroma. Amber with giant light tan head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and hay flavor. Pleasant.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber body Huge, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, tasted grain, bread, grass. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture turning sticky, lively carbonation. Husky grain in the taste and dusty grain mouthfeel and flavor in the finish. Average.
mnurda (1076) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Minneapolis. Nice tasting marzen. Copper colour. Fair amount of hops. Well done
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TheHOFF43 (1607) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden, almost pumpkin colored. Aroma is hard to determine. Flavor is very malty with some spices. Definitely one of the better Oktoberfests I have had.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This in my opinion is better that Sam Adams Oktobefest. This brew has some decent malty backbone to it to give it a nice flavor. similar to Left Hands Oktoberfest. I have had Dark Horse Oktoberfest and this is almost as tasty. Buy a couple of sixers if you can. I got a six for about $8 bucks...not bad at all
Ericular (428) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 Very malty, not much hop balance. Pretty roasty and nutty with some spice & pepper. Thick, rich taste, but not an intense or complex or extremely likable flavor, with a little metallic taste to it.
jregenwether (4) - Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light sweet aroma, red orange color, light peppery taste that starts mild and finishes stronger
bjones6290 (1) - Gales Ferry, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft in Winter Park, FL. Very good Octoberfest. I mean, number two of my all-time Octberfest beers.
wilnatp (507) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pour is light orange with minimal head which quickly disappears. Tastes minerally.
jandd1983 (2041) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. The aroma was bready with some caramel. The taste was also sweet caramel with a crisp hop finish.