Star80 (38) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by January 13 2014, printed very small near the neck - almost wipes off. Pours out a rich amber color with tan head. Smells like sweet bready malts, sour dough, herbal and earthy hops. Taste is bready almost doughy, some caramel, with a clean noble hop finish. Also getting some raisins. Mouthfeel is rich and full but not too heavy; sessionable. Overall this is one of the better Oktoberfest beers I've had from anywhere. Honestly Id rather drink a fresh unpasteurized American version than take a gamble on an imported one. Not my favorite beer style but worth a visit in September during "Oktoberfest".
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BiddleBrau (1011) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow straw with white head. Malt and candy sweet nose and some lemon with some mustiness.. Citrus in the profile, hops a bit cloying. Citrus hop flavor. A bit too much separate pieces not coming together here.
Panzuriel (1385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
About what one would expect. Victory well known for their hops tackles a malty style and hops ensue. Oral this beer is a solid fest style beer plus dinner aggressive hops. I’m not sure it works overall, but it’s a decent stab at the concept.
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer not much head. Smooth malty some floral aroma. Slight sweetness. Ok
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chinchill (2776) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Undated bottle served in Peroni glass (from notes).
Clear copper with a creamy tan head. The head has decent retention but leaves little lacing.
Good malty aroma with a matching flavor! Although I thought the flavor was better than the nose. Sweet malt flavor with enough hops to produce a balance sweet and bitter.
Mouthfeel is OK, but more carbonation seemed desirable,
A marzen that is a bit above average.
dekester1 (338) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep amber with moderate head and light lacing. Aroma was of slightly sweet malts with a slight fruity background. Taste was primarily malts upfront with a slight tanginess and mild/moderate hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall a nice Octoberfest/Marzen.
trapped (1211) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 22, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Copper red with small off white foamy head, doughy aroma, sour taste with a hint of grapefruit, low carbonation, long sour finish. Interesting oktoberfest with a different twist.
Tide (2110) - 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 (5116) - 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 (6837) - 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 (1521) - 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.