dwm1034 (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DRAFT at Pasta Bowl in Chicago. Pours a darker orange....small head. Nose is carmel and yeast; sweet / caramel taste...excellent. Smooth end...excellent Marzen. Its a beautiful time of the year!
paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap...clear copper pour with a sweet malty nose. Outstanding balance with hops and malt complimenting one another nicely. I’m always leery of this style as sugary sweetness is so common, but this was smooth, crisp, and very drinkable.
BeerInHeaven (292) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear copper gold with a smallish off white head. aroma is malt. creamy mouth feel. full flavor. semi sweet malty flavor with just a hint of bitter hops on the finish. A well rounded, enjoyable, solid oktoberfest. good beer!
wxman (1613) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear pale orange/amber with a robust off white head. Toasted bread aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt all the way, along with buttered biscuits, bread dough, and a spiciness generally associated with marzens. ABV goes totally unnoticed. Smooth, decent and traditional.
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow. Clear orange yellow with white head. Aroma is light and grainy. Taste is mild .
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts, fruit and a hard to place spicy perfume. The flavor is malts, fruit, very slightly bitter-like and a mix of smooth and somewhat beery in the finish.
oblenispaul (3) - Brookston, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good try for a Oktomberfest brew by Upland brewing. Maybe something good does come out of Bloomington #Boilerup
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweat malt. Taste is caramel malt, crisp, tasty. Sweet aftertaste Good beer
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty decent Oktoberfest, not too sweet and good and malty. It is clear orange w/ a patchy white head. Its nose is herbal hops with a hint of malted barley. The malt really jumps out at you once you taste it, very rich and toasty, clean and full flavored. This is relatively light bodied for a malt-centric brew and along w/ brisk carbonation keeps it abnormally drinkable for a style that is often sweet and heavy. This is a style I enjoy but is rarely done very well. I came across this rather old and it’s still very good. I hope I remember to pick up a sixer fresh next year.
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Too sweet, with a drying and sweet finish. Not much hop presence, with a cereal body and light mouthfeel.