odannyob (99) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
poured from a 11.02 oz. dark brown glass bottle (nice and cold) into a dimpled mug. an unassuming aroma; a color depth between gold and tan; a most scrumptious taste; light palate and over it all, i like this. wish this marzen would be available year’round, round here, but it ain’t. so, when it is here, take advantage.
cheaper, too, than them other marzens are, too.
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (actually 3 bottles in a Masskrug). Nutty toffee malt and hay aroma. Amber with moderate head. Mildly sweet nutty toffee malt and mildly bitter herbal quinine and hay flavor. Moderate body. Pretty good.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium yellow color with thick white head that sticks around for a little bit. Aroma of a bit of bready sweet malt that isn’t very characteristic of the style. Flavor matches with a deep bitterness that I wasn’t expecting. Not a big fan, but drinkable.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Wegman’s Lake Manassas. Hazy pale golden, large foamy white head, decent retention. Aroma of skunk and grainy malt. The taste is caramel, raisin. Thin.
trexibmer (40) - - JUL 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Helles Octoberfest: don’t expect a copper or rich amber color. It is in the Octoberfest style since it is maltier and a tad sweeter than regular Warsteiner (Premium Verum). The alcohol content is not 5% but is listed at 5.9%. This is a nice beer for those that like Helles styled Octoberfest brew.
chinchill (3129) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz 2014 bottle a few days past the 2015 BB date.
Looks as it should, with lots of visible carbonation rising thru a clear amber body to form a thick white head. Ample lacing is left on the glass.
Skunky, but I allow some tolerance for this given the dating. Less malty than typical for style.
MunBro (821) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well balanced and tasty Oktoberfest beer! Very malt forward with nice flavouring and easy drinkability.
dfinney23 (2288) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lost rating from last fall. Pours clear gold with a fluffy white head. Quite biscuity but otherwise somewhat bland.
stevoj (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice and sweet, put still crisp and smooth, easy drinker. Almost clear golden body, light wispy head, totally cereal, sweet malt throughout
damzz (367) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium yellow with a thin lasting white head. The nose is sweet malt. Body is medium with an unctuous quality. Palate is upfront malt with the speciality malt adding to its flavor and a slight but lingering bitterness. Alcohol content is 5.9% not the 5% listed. 11.2 oz bottle.
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wasn’t was I was hoping for with an octoberfest. It was light on flavor, palette, and everything. Lager feel