Pyobon (855) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Clear yellowy pale gold with ridiculous big white head. Aroma is grain and grass, with maybe some metallic and spice hints. Medium bodied with plentiful mouthfilling carbonation. Pilsner like hoppiness is apparent with some rather grainy malt and some fairly harsh tastes. This was surprisingly disappointing.
auerbrau (3119) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated Blind. October 2013. 12oz Bottle. This is the palest Oktoberfest I’ve ever seen. Still a Cheerio-like Vienna malt nose, creamy and sweetly fruity. Dry, light, and clean. It feels like a hefty, light on the hops pilsner. Drinkable smooth, with a little limestone and cement finish. A very decent construct, but a little on the pale side of my style preference. Well brewed and certainly German. Really elegantly pulled together as it warms with wonderful hop balance.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grain with a solid quilt of whites, a little light colored for a marzen. Smells like a good pilsner: grain, corn, sweet pils malt, just a hint of hop. I like the nose very much, but not under this style. Flavor is bitter, some bits of corn and grain, a little bit of anise almost in the back. Light bodied with higher carb and a dry finish with a rubbing tongue feel. This is the least impressive of Weihenstephan’s beers. The beer is misrepresentative of marzen IMO, but maybe in Munchen they play by different rules...?...
esox (954) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Clear golden beer, medium creamy head. Somewhat herbal hoppy nose, some pear and bready malts. Slightly glue’ish. Medium sweet, bready maltiness, some honey, slightly herbally bitter finsh. Medium body, sticky and unfresh. Propably not at its best.
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On keg at the Barley Mow, Bristol 29/10/2013. Clear gold with a slight white head and a few bubbles of carbonation. Cereal malts, a touch of grassy hop and some stone fruit sweetness, leading to a decent, bitter finish. A solid lager.
Hellfire_Ales (1) - - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sweet start and the finish is odd. Not the typical maltyness of an american Oktoberfest
ofey (65) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured out of a bottle yellowish. Pretty close to the colour of piss.
Taste is fairly grassy and metalic. Unpleasent to say the least.
Little carbonation with little mouth feel.
If this is what they serve at the Oktoberfest, I don’t think they’re doing well.
Fatehunter (1067) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a finger of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is metallic and dry grain; much like a Euro pale lager....
The taste starts sweet and then alternates between metallic bitter and dry bitter. Not pleasing.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An unpleasant experience overall.
scotchzombie (266) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold in color; clear with bubbles and a bubbly white head that slowly falls to a white coating. Not much lacing. Aroma is bread, corn, malt. Taste is grass, malt, sweet corn and noble hop bitterness. Though there is some slight caramel sweetness lurking in the back shed, this seems to me an atypical Oktoberfest beer and is more like a pils or classic lager. Less roasted; more corn than malt. Still, it is crisp, refreshing and enjoyable. No doubt you are drinking a German beer.
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freretoc (346) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bu en bouteille de 50cl
Bière blonde très claire magnifique, mousse onctueuse mais qui se décompose vite.
Une bière vite bu, rien à dire de particulier hormis le goût important du malt et une pointe citronnée au bout.