Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with huge frothy, white head. A ton of carbonation with very little lacing. Aroma is very grainy and earthy with a bit of honey and some hops. Taste is something interesting. A little bit of honey and malt with a very dominant grainy/earthy flavor followed by a decent hop presence.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a bright gold color with excellent clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it forms a tall bright white head of tightly packed foam. The head has good retention but makes very little lacing. The aroma has equal parts bready and nutty malt with fresh floral hops. Its medium body has balanced mix of bready malt with nutty and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The finish is quick and refreshing. It just begs for another sip.
TXBadger (1389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear darker amber color with off-white head. Some hop notes, a little pine, but more caramel malt and bready notes to this; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a toffee note.
Cristobal37 (265) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really good Marzen. Stumbled upon this in March thinking it shouldn’t even be on the shelf. Glad I did! A really smooth lacy and mellow brew. I love a good marzen and this one is just that!
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Soft malty aroma, nice clear golden appearance. Assertive caramel malt flavor, with a slight bitterness at the end. Hint of spiciness towards the end after several sips. Very clean palate that is a touch thicker then your average German oktoberfest. Good oktoberfest when Hofbrau is not available.
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a Clear light yellow colour.
Aroma, has a sweet grassy aroma.
Taste. A slight honey taste is present, followed by Herbal flavours and some very faint bubble gum flavours.
Overall. A great beer, and unlike alot of other lagers doesn’t have to be drunken ice cold.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle into a mug; served cold.
Aroma: Honey and bread-y malt. A little pale hop aroma. Nothing too fancy, but not bad at all.
Appearance: Lightly hazed, bright yellow body with a foamy, slowly dissipating, white head. Light lacing.
Taste: Big malt presence, but it’s not heavy. Kind of toasty, a little bread-y. Just a bit of hop bitterness on the very end.
Palate: Light body, low carbonation, medium length on the finish, which ends on light hop bitterness.
Overall: A nice Marzen. Mild enough flavors make it easy and approachable. I can’t take anything away from this beer, it’s pretty nice.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at McNellies South in Tulsa
24 oz glass
A - Golden straw colored with a creamy white head. Seetles nicely into a solid cap.
S - Bready yeast with a hefty malt profile, various spices, wheat, light fruits, apples, peppery noble hops.
T - Hefty wheat and pilsner malts, spicy yeast, coriander and hints of cloves, very bready, with a nice fruity/orange sweetness. Honey bread sweetness holds up but finish slightly grainy with a nice crispness.
M - Thicker feel for the style, full feel, low to medium carbonation, smooth in the middle with a crisp finish.
This is a hefty Marzen. Various spices mixed in with light spicy hops to balance the honey sweetness. Not quite what you typically look for style wise but tasty nonetheless.
Serving type: on-tap
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super drinkable marzen, really nice mouthfeel and body. Lots of well balanced malt flavours.
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 This beer is quite photogenic thanks to its golden body and fluffy, white head. This Oktoberfest smells like barley and hops. The taste is surprisingly understated but has smooth grain notes and refreshing, clean hops. This is a beer that wants to be gulped. While not as flavorful as other brews in Weihenstephaner’s shining inventory, this is still an extremely satisfying lager.