kramer (5737) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber to copper body with a nice frothy beige head that left lots of thick lacing. A lot of visible carbonation going on in there. The nose is rather clean. Dry, toasty, maybe a slight bit of sweetness, though as it warms there’s a bit of fruitiness. The flavor seems to miss the mark quite a bit. The first thing that hits me is a metallic sharpness that reminds me of copper. I’m wondering if this might be infected even. If not, it’s certainly unique for the style. There’s minimal sweetness and no real Munich malt character. Finishes with a bit of a cooked veggie flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a touch clingy, with fizzy carbonation. Not really sure what’s going on here, either there’s something wrong or I just really don’t like it.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. (6 pack)
A: Pours a transparent amber with a one finger cream head.
S: Caramel, nuts, and toffee.
T: Sweet and malty with a big caramel presence and a nutty finish.
M: Light bodied and well carbonated.
D: Very drinkable, as most marzens are, and although it would be nice to see its abv, it’s probably around 5.5-6% and nearly undetectable.
boto (2062) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle from a Whole Foods. This one pours a clear coppery amber color. There was a small off white head on it that leaves a little lacing. Nice aroma to it. Malty, but very little sweetness. Nutty, toasty and earthy notes also. The taste is also good. There is a good maltiness here, but no sweetness. Dry finish with little bitterness. A bit of nuttiness to it. Some roastiness in the background. A very drinkable brew.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty malty taste. Dry finish with some grain flavor. Faint amber malt aroma. Light spices. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear toasty brown with an off-white head. Nose is toffee and nuts. Crisp, medium light; perfectly quaffable. Taste is club soda and citrus pith with a hint of molasses to keep it interesting. Finishes dry; lightly bitter and grassy. Everything i could want in an oktoberfest brew just wish i had a few more.
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful, fest-style lager in the Oktoberfest tradition. Spicy in a good way, but well-balanced by both malt and hops.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice ruby color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, honey, toast, fruity, and some peppery hops. Flavor is caramel, some honey, fruity, grain, toast, and a nice fruity peppery finish.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy amber color with a small head. Malty nose with a lot of spice. Flavor shows some clear spicing, similar to a malty version of some pumpkin ales. It’s full-bodied for the style yet still quite drinkable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Clear copper amber body with a small off-white head. Toast and caramel aroma. Toasty, bready flavor with a caramel background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear golden amber body with a small off-white head. Dry grainy and toasty aroma. Toasty, bready and grainy flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.5/3/5/3/11/2.7
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the Brewvival. Pours a clear amber with a ring of whitish head. Sweet and lightly nutty, nothing over the top special, but a very solid brew.