crhensel (135) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep ambery copper color with very little head. The aroma was full of caramel with a very subtle roasted malt. Medium body with a light carbonation was very well balanced with just enough hop bite to keep it crisp and very refreshing. All around a very clean and drinkable beer.
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is very much right for the style with maybe a bit more hops than expected. There is paper, toffee, a touch of grass and toasted bread. The appearance is amber with a clumpy head. The taste is like the aroma but has an astringent quality. The palate is typical for the style. Overall it fits the style pretty good but not a great beer.
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No readable bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a clear reddish amber with light amounts of carbonation in the body, the head is thin and light tan with average retention, it’s just a light coating on top now.
Aroma: Fruity esters are prominent upon swirling, with a light floral backing, not much malt presence.
Taste: Light malt sweetness throughout, some light toasted malts, mild hop presence, and light fruity esters. This is very mild and balanced.
Palate: Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid Oktoberfest, one of the better American ones more similar to authentic German ones like Ayinger.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a near clear amber with beautiful tan head. Looks great. Caramel and vienna malt character through and through. No real hops. Reminds me so much of a decent vienna lager. Grainy and malty.
grundsow (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, malty, Octoberfest beer. Fairly typical of the style, but good quality nonetheless.
jbruner (2137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma of german yeast and hops, with sweet malty backend. Taste follows, easy drinker and solid marzen.
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours an above medium amber with a cloud and no head. The aroma is malty and nutty with a slight floral hop playing around in the background. The body is medium. The taste is quite sweet and malty with a slightly lingering finish. Smooth and basically drinkable.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spice, cherry and bread on the nose. Taste has a nice bread cracker like finish w/some fruitiness. Super clean and tasty.
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starewich (140) - - 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 (53) - 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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