TH28 (333) - - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. 12/13/15 code date. Appearance: light brown with reddish hue, clear, with light off white foam cap.
Aroma: Bready and caramel maltiness. Light toast.
Taste: Rich bready and caramel malt sweetness, light toast, and low hop bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium to high body for the style, with a light carbonation. A little syrup like.
Finish: Bready caramel sweetness lingers.
Overall: A very malty sweet marzen with caramel as opposed to the more traditional toasted, bready versions. Closer to Sam Adams Ofest than tradional marzens.
G_Ro (9) - - OCT 1, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange colored malty lager. full bodied with a prominent toffee note. Balanced and slightly spiced
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ilovedarkbeer (2688) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange color with a bubbly off white head. Notes of heavy toffee, grass, and fresh bread. Decent mouthfeel.
LetsGoState (771) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is mostly nutty malts. Overall decent, but not my favorite.
tillmac62 (640) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBD 12/17/15. Pours a clear medium amber with a beautiful garnet hue. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Light nose of caramel with hints of grainy biscuit.
Light medium body with a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a fair amount of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is very good, but not typical for a marzen. Like the color, it has a heavier dark malt character that speaks more to toasted chocolate malt rather than caramel. It begins with toasted, nutty and grainy malt with almost no sweetness. The middle brings an earthy hop flavor with a very light bitterness and only a subtle sweetness, which lacks caramel character. The finish is semi-dry and has a slow fade of herbal and earthy hop flavor. As it warms, sweetness does become more noticeable.
HoppyScallywag (273) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A darker, heavier lager than I expected, but very good. Initial taste is chocolatey and smooth. Has a coffee like taste for a finish. Slight alcohol warm on the tail. Very taste if in the mood for a dark, slow drinking brew.
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spokeydonkey (77) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber/brown with a thin off-white head.
Aroma: Bready, earthy.
Taste: Earthy graininess to it, followed by a nice, round maltiness. Lingering hop bitterness and dry finish.
Medium modied with unobtrusive carbonation.
Overall a nice malt-dominated Oktoberfest. One I tend to get every year.
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma caramel, bread, cereal, dough,
Appearance amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate light body,
Overall almost a coffee taste to this beer. It is definitely different from the rest of the oktoberfest beers so just for that reason I would suggest this beer to a friend
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, rich amber color.white head. Aroma is very malt bitter aroma like rye. Flavor is pretty balanced. A good barley beer. The sweetness is minimal, which is nice. The finish occasionally has that medicinal taste. Otherwise it’s ok.
tkdmsn (2) - - SEP 17, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer starts off with a slight bitterness but finishes pretty smooth. It seems to leave a slight yeasty after taste. Will drink again.