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.
Tide (1880) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at bar. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, hops and malts. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and malts. Decent brew, although a bit messy.
mjs (4792) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BB 11 Jul 2015, at Maltainen Riekko, 20141121) The beer poured brown and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with high carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, sugary sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. A too sweet interpretation of an Oktoberfestbier.
laiti (5966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
35,5 cl bottle @ One Pint Pub, BBE 11.07.2015. Aroma is rather malty and grainy with some sweet tones and hints of toffee. Flavour has vegetables, toffee, minerals, some goosebery bush and nettles. Thin and too much off-flavours here.
stefannilssons (1491) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det här var en juste öl, för sin stil. Smaken var kraftfull med toner av malt, plommon och torkat gräs, kroppen var okej och balansen likaså men ölen hade en liten fadd känsla, tyvärr.
Vighals (1396) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange i fargen med lavt beige skum. Honning, brunt sukker og trevirke. Søtlig og litt syrlig i smaken. Medium kullsyre. Kort
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle November 2014. Smooth and malty, great festbier. Love Victory beers, and this is no exception.
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k0mpsa (1359) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at baltic queen. Clear dark copper color, white head. Aroma is some sour and sweet notes, sweet fruits and malts. Malty body, sweet, plums, fruits.
monkeychugg55 (910) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a small white head. The aroma is a strong mix of bread dough and caramel. Clean flavor with a balanced finish that lends a bit of lingering caramel. Somewhat thin for the style.
AndresTM (321) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty, slightly bready aroma with milld, floral hops and some malted grain. It pours a light mahogany without much of a head. The mouthfeel is more vigorous than the beer visually portends. The taste is gentle, nutty malts and a nice hop bitterness. Nice and sessionable.
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, citrus och toner av örter. Lagom sötma, jämn och rund kropp. Fin beska. Ett bra oktoberfestöl.