thegreenrooster (2806) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear copper with a small tan head. Aroma is some cereal grain with a dry cracker. Not really much aroma. Flavor is some caramel malts and a bit of sweetness toward the end. Even though I’m not fond of the style this was still just ok. Light body and light flavor.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. It poured a nice orange color with a little chill haze, long-lasting white head and lace. Grainy, caramelly, nice marshmallowy and vanilla pils malt, noble hops, freshly-baked French bread, light fruitiness, bubble-gum, faint banana and clove. Malty with a nice tangy hops balance and drier than expected finish. Medium body and carbonation, lingering candy sweetness. True-to-style, only more so, and overwhelmingly German in character. Tasty and comforting.
Strykzone (3812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One liter stein at their Oktoberfest. Had the pleasure of meeting Florian while having it. This was clear and orange hued with a nice frothy head. This brought out flavors of grain, soft fruit, gentle fruity hops, and equally soft hops. A bot of ceteal. No spices were noted and hops tended to flourish with warmer temperatures. Nice.
vyvvy (3225) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangish amber with a clear white head. the aroma has smooth marzen traits with lightly toasted caramel and it’s a bit grainy. Medium body and it is more crisp and husky than most in the style and has mild semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out very dry and grainy and is not as smooth as most marzens. There is some spice and mild toffee. The finish is husky and spicy. Decent beer, but not what I expected.
wxman (1172) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale amber with a full creamy white head that stays till the last swallow. Has a sweet roasted malt taste along with buttery caramel. Delicious, not too hoppy. True to the fest Marzen style.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft... light burnt orange, not a great color for the style... the aroma is not pleasant, too much wet dog, soap, a touch of vomit... tastes better than the aroma but just boring
Tmoney99 (8775) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft sample. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate leather and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
kwoeltje (2062) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught and cask at Oktoberfest) AKA Oachkatzlschwoaf. Deep amber color with nice off white head and some lace. Malty aroma, cask version with a little musty aroma. Sweet biscuit malt flavor. Cask version had lovely cask mouthfeel, a bit more nutty flavor.
phaleslu (4430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Draft at UCBC on their Oktoberfest; tried both cask and tap versions. They were pretty much the same. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is unusual for a marzen and gives off a little bit of old cheese along with biscuity malts, butter, white bread, crackers, and apricot. The flavor is pretty much spot-on, though, with notes of sweet and grainy malts, grassy hops, dry cereal and grains, and some orange peel. Medium-bodied, with a dry, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice oktoberfest, even with the odd aroma.