starewich (139) - - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clear amber. No head? Almond and banana nose. The body and carbonation of a boutique soft-drink. A notable sour-apple tang and a hint of bitter celery. Super smooth, the most interesting of its style in recent memory.
bugsizzy (49) - USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great Oktoberfest that has grown on me. Nice full bodied amber poured into a mug with medium but frothy head. Subtle nice balance of flavors with caramel and bready feel. Finish is great with great balance of malt and bitter that lingers nicely...I hope I can find some more before the end of the season
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craig220 (310) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is caramel, cereal, roasty, nuts, spruce, earthy and sweet. Taste is sweet caramel, with a maple syrup kind of taste and a bittersweet finish. Feels smooth and the carbonation is just right.
mpersinger (327) - , California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma with distinct cola nose accenting cereal malt base flavors and robust German hop flavor charge. Bitter enough to counterbalance slight sweetness, though still very clean flavor. I also get touches of cherry and smoke (not muddled as from yeast, but flavor notes from specialty grain I’d guess). It is large and festive, pushing the style. Hard to rate appearance, since I drank from bottle during World Series Game 1.
Luppy (2) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel aroma, amber color, a little hazy, frothy head, medium body, creamy texture
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fresh fruit, floral, caramel malt aroma. Copper with a moderate ivory head. Bready caramel malt with a light fruity/floral hop finish. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. This is how I like my marzens - malty but with a little bit of a fresh fruity harvest type of thing going on.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this on tap at the GABF in Denver, CO 2012. Malty aroma; Taste of sweet malts, hints of caramel and toffee.
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jkwalking05 (3073) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, grain. Taste is of malt, caramel, and toffee.
travita (3501) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The smell is sweet, candy, malts, caramel, cereal, and an Ocktoberfest. The look is clear, bright, orange, off white head, and ok. The taste is cereal, malts, sweet, caramels, candy, touch dry.
Jabic (354) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ar: Deep caramel, sweet apples, some toasty malt, hay.
Ap: Orange-amber, crystal-clear - small off-white head with moderate retention and a light wisp of foam.
T: Toasted malt, a touch of sweetness - lots of apple and a solid grip of medium caramel - bitterness is medium-low - apple tannin lingers in finish, somewhat harsh.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: This beer seems like it could be nice, but the apple flavor just dominates and gets in the way.