zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve had better Wiehenstephaners and better Octoberfest beers. It’s ok but I can’t see buying more of these in the future, certainly not for ten bucks a six.
S_Side_Smitty (448) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really strong sourdough aroma and a light golden color. The scent is intriguing. Strong hoppy flavor that mellows quickly. I keep getting a honey or mead-like flavor in the mid-palate along with light yeast. It ends smooth. Not bad & easy to drink.
jbuskirk (436) - 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.
johnnyoski (434) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Bitter, corn-like aroma found in a cheap macro. Some initial hints of bread and sweet malts but its quickly replaced by a sharp, bitter finish. Watery texture and well carbonated. Slightly improved after allowing this to air out for a little while. Not terrible but nothing like what I was expecting from this type of seasonal.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Probably the lightest Maerzen I’ve ever had, but still delightful. Fluffy white head on the poor with very light copper body. Great carbonation that makes this very refreshing and easy to drink liters of. Fairly simple but good cereal grains and some decent hop on the finish that helps the lighter body. Could easily be fooled into thinking it is a pilsener.
larryLSB (418) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Light gold with white foamy head. Nose of lemon, grass, sweet malt. A bit on the bitter side but smooth and well balanced with a nice hop flavor.
akoeninger (418) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color, aroma of earth, grass and leaves. Similar taste but sweet with toasted malt. Not a bad Oktoberfest flavor.
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sailracer (399) - 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.
jd543 (397) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Goldden with a large, quickly diminishing white head. Earthy, light hoppy, light malt aroma. Taste light sweet with short duration. Oily texture, light carbonation. Fairly standard lager to be honest.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. pours the lightest palest yellow i’ve seen on a beer with massive white head. aromas of hay and straw. medium sweetness with a crisp touch of sourness and bite. tastes much better than the aromas. light bodied with a thin crisp texture, and a lingering finish. not bad.