Jcb14 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very good head with good retention. The was very light yellow and very clear. The color was inconsistent with the amber hue typical in this style. The smell was not good at all and was very similar to a Bud light or similar light pilsner, again it was atypical for the style. The taste was like the aroma and appearance: light and crisp and not like most Oktoberfest/Marzen. The mouth feel was thin and didn’t hang around. Overall it was more like a pilsner or even a summer session and was not a good Oktoberfest.
andrewmb83 (41) - 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 (83) - 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 (325) - 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 (188) - 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 (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
fattybladdy (424) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, hazy golden color with white head. Sweet corn and grain aroma. Taste is crisp, similar to aroma. Light and refreshing.
HuskerTan (300) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Spices, wheat.
A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Spices, wheat, grassy, earthy.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish.
O- How an oktoberfest should taste. A good beer with a lot of flavor.
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - pale gold with big white head. Wheat, cardboard , wet leaves aroma. Sharp, dry upfront with an underlying hint of sweetness,dry finish. Mouthfeel is fizzy, medium body.
joeneugs (2797) - 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.