KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium crystal clear amber/orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) rocky head that dissipated quickly and had poor lacing.
The aroma was kind of sweet with a strong grain malt, a mild floral hop and a sweet moldy scented yeast that had a very mild hint of caramel.
The taste was malty sweet and mildly acidic in the beginning and finished slightly bitter with a sweet caramel malt flavor and had a mild alcohol tinge at the end, The flavor stuck around for a decent amount of time after the swallow allowing for further enjoyment of the malty sweetness.
Mouthfeel was light in body and mildly dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.
Overall a brew that somewhat is in alignment with the style, although it was a little light in flavor for a typical Märzen.
chinchill (2893) - 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 (788) - 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 (2235) - 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 (2812) - 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 (332) - 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
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber color. Small head dissipates quick. Nose of faint biscuit and malt. Taste of biscuit and honey.
odannyob (93) - 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.
onceblind (5307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear rich gold with a fluffy white head. The aroma is pure golden toast and blonde grains with a very full Pilsner biscuitiness. Full palate with a big golden toast and biscuit flavor, Pilsner malts and German grass hops with low bitterness and lots of bread notes.
geologyguy (937) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is all sweet malt, Malty taste slightly bland, nothing special, no hops, bland, nothing special...