3fourths (7064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
sweet creamed corn and banana nose.
fizzy and lightly rough carbonation and texture.
candy corn and maple and toffee malt.
low bitterness, medium-low acid.
dlbeer (411) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber/orange pour. Thick frothy head that diminishes to a film. Light hop and malt aroma. Malty flavor with slight bitter finish. Easy drinking Oktoberfest.
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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 10/27/10. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a warm amber/orange with a thin white head on top. Light lace left behind. Nice color though. Scents of smooth malts, sweet candied sugars, toffee, and warm bread. Good nose for the style.
Full crisp body with ample carbonation. Finishes refreshing and smooth. Full bounty of flavors with caramel, toffee, sweet bready malts and finishes with just enough hop presence to keep me satisfied. Good balanced Festbier here. Glad I finally made it to this WI "rarity."
womencantsail (7104) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours a light amber color with a finger of white head.
S: Smells strongly of bubblegum...okay? A bit of bread and toasted malt. Some earthy hop notes and a definite caramel malt. Maybe a bit of metal to it, too.
T: Like the aroma, intense bubblegum flavor. Earthy hops with a light bitterness. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors with a little bit of spices. A little bit of toasted bread.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: The bubblegum just ruined this for me.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste offers more maltiness. Not quite true to a Marzen style. But tasty nonetheless.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub in Lake Mills, WI. Clear orange pour with minimal head. Caramel and earthy nose. Medium bodied, carbonated. Taste is caramel, a short-lived sharp hop bite, and bread.
Drake (6596) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and grassy hops. The taste is toasted malts, green apple and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.
crossovert (4773) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz brown twist-off bottle.
It pours a nice amberish/orange with a white head that sticks for a bit but doesn’t leave much lacing.
The smell is simple, nutty grains and a bit of fruitiness.
The flavor almost brings a saltiniess. There is a noticeable hop bite, buttery malts and a hint of nuttiness. It is a bit sweet and bitter for the style.
It is middle-of-the-raod oktoberfest territory.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-13-2010 22:09:18
JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Sugar Maple. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Nose is malt, caramel, light noble hop and a bit of roast. Toasty caramel malt flavor with a crisp and bitter noble hop finish. Nice.
17thfloor (2405) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a glowing orange red with a smaller fizzy grayish head. Nice spicy cinnamon like aroma, clean, love the munich malt, light sweetness, clean and nice. Flavor follows, exceptionally clean, medium bitterness, bit of toastiness, very well balanced and exceptionally drinkable, fairly bitter in the finish with a lingering spiciness, this is quite nice and simple. Very enjoyable, medium bodied, watery feel but with larger soft carbonation. Very nice. This is pretty damn good... looking for ways to bump the score a bit...