sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light gold with white head. The aroma is spice, like a Belgian wit. The flavor is sour and spicy like orange peel and coriander. There is a bit of sourness to this beer. Not what I think of when I picture an Oktoberfest beer.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tumbler on 10.2013.
A: Light gold. Frothy head.
T: Grainy. Also getting some bitterness. Malty aftertaste.
O: This is a good märzen, but it’s not my favorite. It is a a solid example of the style, though.
rayaron (416) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at Coffee Tree, Kfar Saba. Hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma of pickles, olive, some herbs, earthy. Sour flavor, pickles, floral, herbs, lemon notes. Light carbonation, light-bodied.
hockey9930 (124) - - DEC 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Weak aroma of hay. Taste is lightly sweet and floral with a hoppy finish.
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 14 Sep 2011 -- Drank at an Oktoberfest beer tasting. This was my favorite of them all.
ejh8 (105) - - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fin slightly better log almost a full yellow pale in the van color not very cloudy little see-through. Does not deliver a big head. Definitely a Bavarian Oktoberfest in contrast to the Americans that's a richer flavor with the duppel bach color. Drinking this from a 1 pint .9 fluid ounce bottle labeled Oktoberfest beer a nice subtle refreshing lager for the autumn season.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Salmoniform (1074) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Golden straw hue with thick fizzy white head. Aroma is bread, cereal, slight sulphur, slight clove. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a spicy hop following and slight sulphur finish. Overall this is a quite enjoyable Oktoberfest brew.
tillmac62 (282) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light amber (golden) pour. Very nice head, lacing and retention. Light, slightly sweet nose, with notes of pear over biscuit. Almost light medium body with a touch of smoothness. Above average carbonation that provides a nice effervescence throughout. The flavor profile is laid back, but has a very nice balance and a bit of complexity. It begins with pear and a touch of lemon, then flows into a rather toasty biscuit light sweetness. The middle effervesces into a slight bitterness over a receding biscuit. The finish approaches crisp and has a noble hop flavor note over a slightly dry character. A solid Oktoberfest, but not world class such as Great Lakes, Hacker-Pschorr or Ayinger.
cards04 (1937) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I would have expected more from this brewery. Light pour. Nice grainy aroma and flavor. Maybe a touch of hops. Not very full bodied for a marzen.
DSG (6470) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Temple Bar Rotschild. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of grainy and bready malt and some diacetyl. Sweetish flavor with grainy and bready malt, some butterscotch and a drier finish, mildly bitter and a bit crisp. Light to medium-bodied. Probably better without poe diacetyl (possibly from dirty tap lines?) but still quite easy-drinking.
solidfunk (4547) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good balance, easy drinking. A little yeastier than some of the other classic marzens. Finishes with very light sour note. Bottle at Scion.