shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light honey and barley malt aroma. Amber with large off-white head. Sweet corn-syrup, toffee malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Okay - on the sweet and hoppy side.
Thechasm442 (308) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 Fresh bottle to a three floyds pint glass. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head and little lacing. Aroma is malts, caramel, grains, wood, and typical oktobefest spices. Taste is malty up front and rather sweet. Roasted malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, wood, and light smoke. Medium to thin mouthfeel and easy to drink. Decent oktoberfest.
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is of toasted nuts, some darker fruits, caramel, and light oak notes which i initially thought was hops but now realize that this is oak aged. Interestring. Pours bright golden orange amber with no head or lace. Almost looks like iced tea. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of toasted nuts and bread, caramel, darker fruits, a touch of wood, a touch of earthy dryness as well. Smooth with moderate carbonation. Interesting.
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange copper,inch of creamy head with good lacing.plenty of carbonation.
Little bit of malty carmel aroma with light orange fruit citrus,then the typical,mostly that metallic/mineral lager oktoberfest aroma.
Taste is full body creamy with carmel maltiness,citrus almost piney and a dryish kinda harsh citrus finish. Some slight wisky-oak tones. Kinda a oktoberfest imperial almost but still pretty tame.
adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Happy Gnome. Pours a bit hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head. Fairly tame caramel, slightly spicy, a touch woody aroma. Mild toffee, caramel, a bit chewy, nutmeg flavor. Nothing all that special but decent to drink.
lurch88 (11) - - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have not been overly impressed with two brothers but this is one of the better efforts. I think marzens tend to run together so i enjoyed the oak aging.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body is solid on this one and refreshing at the same time. It’s slightly spicy, but low on the hops. Most of the flavor comes from the malts and the yeast.
Patrickctenchi (3658) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly clear, copper-brown. with a solid, off-white head....
Scent is a tacky-sweet, caramel... a bit sickly.
Taste is heavy caramel with a bitter presence....
Alcohol is noticeable, .... a bit of spice and raisins.,
Not a typical Oktoberfest......active and bright.
Just barely too sweet, though...
otherwise, it’s a fabulous little beer.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Please let me find, one day, an Oktoberfest/Marzen that’s better than mediocre. Atom Smasher isn’t it, although at least the higher than average abv helps set it apart by one metric. Appearance - clear amber, no bubbles, no foam. Aroma - sweet like High Life. Taste - Sweet, metallic. Palate - medium bodied, heavy fizz. Overall - Another bland Oktoberfest. Also, I was curious what are these oak "foudres" they mention in the description, other than the French word for lightning. As you can probably guess from context, they’re giant wooden barrels. I’m still confused how French-oriented barrels, German-based Oktoberfest beer and Fermilab all fit together though.
b3shine (5428) - Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to pint. Looks good; a fairly transparent copper with thin white lacing. Smells solid; semi-sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells, only better. And that oak really adds to the complexity of the beer. Good on the palate too. Nice! Maybe the best Oktoberfest I’ve ever had (even if it isn’t from Germany).