_angst_ (3058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy amber with a small creamy brownish beige head that leaves a spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly herbal and tiny floral with dark bread, sourdough, St John’s wort, caramel, moist wood, caraway, moist soil, silage, wet stone and hints of orange peal. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty, tiny herbal and slightly floral with dark bread, biscuits, caramel, bread spices, minerals, grass, moist soil, moist green herbs, hazelnuts and orange peal. Mouthfeel is round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter, slightly malty and slightly floral with dark bread, caramel, moist soil, grass, orange peal, hazelnuts and hints of bread spices. Quite enjoyable...
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small bottle at home, in the bath tub straight from the bottle. Malty and grainy with some bread notes and rye. Medium sweet and gently hopped. Some spicy notes.
skmikeg (1000) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper-orange with a one finger off white head with some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, bready malts, caramel, sweet malts, and some light grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a slighty creamy body and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice Oktoberfest.
ekstedt (5635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Pretty stale aroma with some earthy cauliflower notes, slightly sourish. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low to mmedium bitterness, and a touch of acidity. Something is not right here.
commonmac (414) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle purchased at Four Firkins in St. Louis Park. Consumed in the incorrect glass but I didn’t feel like dirtying an additional pint glass or stein. Deep amber hue with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is of the traditional Oktoberfest ilk...plenty of malt/cereal maybe some minor roasted notes. This one doesn’t necessarily exhibit strong mouthfeel...almost acts like it doesn’t want to coat the mouth or linger too long. Taste comprised of mostly caramel and maybe roasted toffee. It doesn’t really do anything original when it comes to this style and probably falls short of others I’ve tried. It’s probably the right option if you’re going to a makeshift Oktoberfest celebration that never aspires (or reaches) the real Oktoberfest celebrations you’d find in other parts of the world.
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark bronze pour, disappearing head. Nose is medium roasted malt. Little more sweet than bitter. Middle is cherries and solid malt body. Think malt syrup. Finishes slightly dry. Well balanced.
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of sweet malt and some caramel. A bit sour and sticky aftertaste.
Cool_Bond (1586) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty and caramel notes of the fragrance. The taste is also quite malty and almost saturating when drinking it. But it is easier hops flavor too. Good bitterness that fills the upper part but disappears really fast. An easy to drink Oktoberbeer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper brown pour with tan head. Roasted caramel malt aroma. Creamy smooth malty mouth feel and flavor. Nice amount of hops bitterness; just to take the edge off the sweet malt flavors. Nice rich Oktoberfest lager.
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a deep clear orange color with a small off-white head. Notes of caramel, toast, nuts, straw, spice, and dried leaves. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Really solid. The flavors and aromas really come through in this one, whereas other marzens can be a bit bland. Best of the style I’ve had in quite some time, probably the best American one. Ignore the Swede two spots before me on this one.