BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle and served in non-nik pint glass: Basic amber hue with very little head and no lace. The aroma has a lactic acid and soured fruity vapour along with a lot of heavy crystal malts, slight oak and earthy esters. The taste is not as acidic as I feared but it is sweet to the point of becoming cloy. I guess there is some tannic oak upon the finish along with a dash of pepper. The mouth feel is sticky and slick but far too under-carbonated. Just not all that good in a genre that has a lot of meh beers, give me a Marzen from Capital or Ayinger.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to exiled, orange amber color with malty woody aroma, flavor is mild fruity malt, finish is medium not a standard marzen
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber or light mahogany with an initially thick but quickly disappearing head. The aroma is of sweet malt. Indeed, the beer drinks with a distinct sweet tartness, appley, and almost puckery. Different for an O-fest. (#4063, 1/24/2011)
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly. Dimpled mug displays a cloudy amber color with a thick soapy white head. Aromas has notes of straw, malt, and a bit of minerals. The flavor is toffee and earthy hops with a slick/ oily texture. The label reads “aged in oak foudres” Well, I don’t smell or taste oak. I do taste the alcohol notes after the sip. When I read oak on a label, I want to taste it. I was excited for this but it leaves me flat.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orangish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is fairly one-dimensional and is dominated by toffee from the malt. The flavor is toffee and grassy/earthy hops with a tad bit of smoke mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 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.
thirdeye11 (6069) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle thanks to Exiled) clear rich copper with nose of grass, rhubarb, melon. Taste of rye, light orange, sweet bread, caramel and lightly carbonated body.
Patrickctenchi (6040) - 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.
vyvvy (5864) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours bronze with an off white head. The aroma has dry roasted malt, oak and light toffee. It has a medium body with light carbonation. The taste is fairly dry for the style with lots of woodiness, spice, and crusty bread. Good.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Revolution. Orange-brown color. Thin, steady head. Malty and rich. Very well done, manages to "imperialize" the style with getting sloppy or going overboard. Smooth caramel and doughy malt tones. Minimal to no hop tones. A great beer.