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 (1934) - 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 (1370) - 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 (62) - 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 (849) - 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 (1691) - 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 (692) - 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.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Not much to speak of... wheat bread
Appearance: Nice orange/amber with slightly off-white head
Taste: Wheat bread, some slight nuttiness
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, smooth, slightly bitter in finish
Overall: Pretty average marzen. Ok.
hman43 (206) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is not strong with dough and floral hints. It has an amber color but not much of a head. It’s hoppy and smooth with hints of a yeast flavor. It’s a decent all the way around.