ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
Strykzone (6633) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Mid brown with a beige layer of foam. A holiday spice aroma with some earth and rich malts. Lager yeast. The flavor begins with all of the above. I taste figs and tangerine with bready malts and yeast. Light spices.
Fatehunter (2208) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw body. Aroma is lots of grain, hay and earth. Taste has a malty sweet, but balanced bitter. Fresh bread. Texture is thicker.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium amber with two finger head. Smells of light malt and a touch of wood. Flavors of malt, a little wood, and a touch of fruit.
Tobyrando (38) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Solid marzen from Victory, amber colored and very smooth with interesting hop profile.
uwbeaker (4) - - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bold wonderfully smooth Oktoberfest style with a slight honey finish. Something good to sit down next to the campfire with.
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Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong malt aroma of bread, caramel, and raisin. Earthy hop character
Pours a hazy reddish Amber with small wispy white head
Bready malt with caramel and raisin with a touch of roast and honey in the flavor, earthy hop.
Medium bodied with medium high co2, lingering sticky honey like maltiness in finish.
Very enjoyable octoberfest style beer. Lots of character and well balanced.
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NJBarstool (21) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The most addictively drinkable Autumn seasonal beer. I blame an extra inch of my belly to this tasty beer
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap Clear chestnut brown Scan fleeting head retreating to a thin ring Malty liht toasted aromas and flavors. Clean and smooth.
TylerGreenDC (768) - - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma of caramel and oak. Flavors of caramel, vanilla, oak and maybe even a bit of cinnamon. Lots of good flavors, but, as other commentors have noted, is a bit watery, mineral on the palate. Otherwise excellent.
Beerdrinker79 (2008) - Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle- Pours clear autumn amber with a nice dense bubbly off white head. Aroma is caramel malts, maple, sweet and appealing. The taste is strong caramel malts, has a somewhat mineral like well taste similar to some Euro lagers, but pretty thin and boring otherwise. Just okay.