joeneugs (4304) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. bottle. It pours a clear, light golden color with a white head. Very light compared to the American versions of the style. The aroma has some sweet maltiness with some floral hops. Lots of baked bread. The flavor has levels of maltiness from crackers, to baked bread and bread crust. Pretty strong floral hops throughout and especially in the finish. Pretty bitter. Nice, sturdy and satisfying lager.
Shark_Pants (466) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice creamy lasting head. Aroma is funky barnyard & horse blanket(?). Taste is more grassy, with just a touch of citrus, sweet malt, finishing with a nice dryness. I actually really like this. Perfect for a nice warm Aussie summer.
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rikstar (1457) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
van de tap tijdens bokken en happen 2013. Goudgeel troebel bier met een flinke witte schuimkraag. In d. Geur citrus en honing in de smaak ook zoet en zuur. Aardig bier maar heeft werkelijk niets te maken met bockbier.
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Martin for this bottle! Pale golden in colour, The Beer starts quite malty-grainy, a bit bready. Slightly bitter for a Festbier. The aftertaste is medium to long, crisp and dry, more bitter than expected. --> 8/10/7/8
ThirstyBird (2215) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours a clear pale golden yellow with a small white cap. The smell is honey, light caramel, grain. The taste is similar to the nose while finishing dry and crisp. The body is light and the carbonation is finely structured and elegant.
runaway (71) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle poured golden clear with small bubbles a thin white head and a curtain lacing. The smell was of wheat and grass. Taste - bright and grassy with juniper notes. Palate, watery with a mild carbonation. The aftertaste was slightly metallic with a mild dryness.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light blonde, fluffy head. Not you typical Marzen Oktoberfest, more like a standard German lager. Grass and lemon notes, some hay. Kind of a skunks aroma. Decent bitter finish with lively carbonation. Not good for a Marzen style beer.
Jado (672) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a perfectly clear straw-gold with a big fluffy head and lively carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cut grass, touch of banana and maybe a hint of a floral note. Taste is very light, but noble hops are present, along with some sharp lemon and a little hay. Clean finish with a very light citrus aftertaste. Not bad for the style.
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perhaps there should be a final word from the brewers as to whther this is a Maerzen or not, as the debate rages on. Although the nose gives a hint of an ordinary lager with a strong vein of honey, the flavour is grassy hoppy, still wit the honey in the background, but less evident. Nice. Oh yes, the the lemoney yellow colour is no good.
koleminer20 (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dan's. The pour is quite light. A pale gold with minimal head and almost no lace. The aroma isn't really anything that stands out. It's got some malts and a couple subtle spice notes but for the most part pretty bland. The flavor is pretty bland as well. It's got the aroma notes in the flavor, but also a lagery style after taste. It's not the color or consistency I was expecting for an Oktoberfest beer.
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