troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with white head. Aroma seemed off, burnt candy. Flavour was wonderful, malty with a caramel nuttiness. Malt finish with a bit of hop
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle. Victory is one of my favorite brewers. The beer pours a clear amber color with a small head that disappeared. The aroma was of sweet caramel malt. The taste of sweet caramel and some fruit. The beer has light body with soft carbonation. The finish is of sweet caramel and some fruity flavors and no hops.
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with a light white head. Wondered how Victory’s normally hoppy beers would treat an octoberfest, stayed true to the German style. Smooth malts with the right hop balance, great tasting.
suprchunk (2101) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangey-toffee colored pour. Small amount of white bubbles. No lacing. Metallic aroma with hints of malt and caramel. Taste is a slight metallic bite at the the end of a very smooth malt forward taste. Some biscuit notes as well. Taste is far superior to the aroma and sight of this beer. Very nice in the end.
strongpieman (1465) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a light white head. Musty malty aroma, taste is off and not right. Maybe a bad batch.
Hkrivera (93) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied, smooth to the palate, with great malty essence, and the right balance of hops. This American version uses German malts, thus creating an excellent festbier. Nice amber color!
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ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark copper color with beautiful clarity. The head starts off as a creamy, off-white color that’s about one finger high, but fades fairly quickly.
S: This one is actually really nice aromatically. The malts are very rich in caramel, and even some chocolaty hints. After it opens up a bit, it develops some floral, grassy hop notes. Hell, I even notice a distant quality of allspice. Surprisingly deep for a marzen.
T: There’s a definite hoppiness (in a grassy expression) to the finish that separates it from some of the sweeter ’Merican-made oktoberfests. It really does help balance out the initial burst of caramel malts well, and even gives a touch of stone fruit flavors. There’s also a distant toffee note on the aftertaste, also.
M: I’d call the body medium, the finish semi-dry, and the carbonation bang-on. This one seems to be a bit more savorable than others, too. And it’s still very drinkable, as the style dictates it should be.
O: I like this one a lot - it’s well crafted, hoppy, yet balanced very well. There isn’t much more to say other than the fact that it’s quite good.
Brouwerij (915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear red with rapidly settling off-white head. Aroma is very malty and nutty. Flavor is malty, nutty, caramel, toffee. Moderate carbonation, light body, crisp texture. A sweet, drinkable oktoberfest beer. Tasty.
Imaena (1802) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GCB: With Laura/Oddny decent marzen. Not my style though. Would get it again though.
jhliesen (713) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-amber color with no head and medium carbonation. Sour dough aroma. Taste was bread and malts with some caramel. The finish was sharp. Total wine.