tom10101 (5192) - Quebec, - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can (1 pint). Traded by northropfrye, thanks Andrew! Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of german hops, spices, bread and herbal notes. Taste is herbal and spicy with malt/caramel notes. Moderately hoppy (but highly for an Oktoberfest). Good beer, but not one I would drink regularly.
Finhead (1600) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, copper pour with a white head. The aroma has caramel and bread along with a big dose of floral hops. It has a medium body with soft texture and carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a quick finish.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft golden orange pour with a slight copper hue and two fingers of sustained sandy white head. Nose shows floral hops out of the gate with some woody notes and toasted/biscuity grain. Hints of sweetness and earthy/rustic malt. A mild citrusy bitterness shows at the front of the mouth with a grainy quality following. Earthy and bready on the back of the mouth with an uncharacteristically bright hop character. Medium light bodied with a moderate bitterness and grainy bite. Nice.
PriorL (3070) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at amazing tasting 30th birthday of Alexander. Many thanks again!
APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: fruity, bit hoppy, pleasant.
TASTE: bit hoppy, fruity, balanced, nothing special.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can courtesy of Todd. Pours a deep cloudy dark rusty orange with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of malted rye, tea leaves, hops and floral notes. Taste of rye malt, hops and tea leaves.
GJF (1506) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Lincoln Wine Bar. I like this more than most american fest beers. It’s a bit more hoppy than a traditional one, but it’s nicely balanced and has the traditional character without the annoying character of american fest.
AnokaBrewer (169) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can but I have had it on tap on the brewery as well. Pours a tan orange in color. Small white head and not a lot of carbonation. Strong aroma of fresh hops. Great mix of hops and malt. It is neither sweet, nor bitter. There is a slight bitter finish that comes on late and does not linger.
onceblind (6999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brilliant burnt orange with a thin white ring of foam. Lovely aroma with stern floral hoppy tones, sticky caramel and toffee, and a light touch of sweet pine. Unlike any marzen I’ve ever tried. Amazing flavor with some biscuity toast and sweet caratoffee body with a lovely German hop and American floral hop flavor that’s really hard to describe. Very flavorful and unique, almost like a marzen-pale ale hybrid. Lots of caramel and floral hop tones.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly clear dark orange pour with a three finger, fluffy beige head that as great retention. Aroma Is caramel, toast, cereal, spicy grain, spicy hops and floral hops. Flavor is caramel, spicy and toasted rye, light toffee, herbal, spicy and sort of tangy floral hops. Medium body, creamy to chewy feel, medium carbonation and off dry, still slightly creamy finish. Really solid Oktoberfest, the rye certainly makes an appearance and works well with the style, though I think this is a bi of a stretch on the style. .
ajnepple (4984) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Dark orange appearance with an off-white head. A little fruity, clean and malty with light toffee, rye, biscuit, floral notes, a hint of caramel malt and mild noble hop spiciness. Festival!
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear copper with off white head. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Tastes like a sweet, malty pale ale. I am going to get more. Good.