gschrade (1031) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, malt, light spice. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
more like a german 14-degree svetly - much better than the weihenst. pils or hell. great haystack and grass aroma, fine pencil shaving malt with just a bit of alcohol sauce, quite bitter, very dry and long fennel-seed and oregano finish - like my beloved weltenburger pils ramped up a bit. not at all like a maerzen as the BJCP defines it thank god - much drier - more like augustiner edelstoff.
theOptimator (363) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Aroma is sweet malt. Appearance is golden yellow with medium small white head. Nicely carbonated. Taste is incredible malt, honey, grain. A slight bit of roast. Mild spicy hops and roast keep this balanced but this is a malt forward beer. Palate is malty sweet and crisp as can be. Hops bitterness balanced perfectly with the hints of roast malt to keep this from being cloying. Overall an excellent beer. This isnt what everyone considers an Oktoberfest/Marzen, but more a slightly stronger, malty’er version of a helles with the slightest hint of roast...... a Festbier or Wiesen. If you go to Oktoberfest... this is most likely what you will be drinking.
Bierkrug (2130) - - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle picked up in Germany and had at home. Looks like the body has a bright gold color with clarity and visible carbonation. Head isl bright white head of tightly packed foam. The aroma is bready, nutty malt with fresh floral hops. Taste is a mix of bready malt with nuts and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The palate is quick and refreshing. It’s not very complex but it is very good!!!
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 30 July 2011, drank in my Cork hotel room in mid Nov 2010.
The beer had a good mid-gold, solid look to it, on top a good white foaming head.
A Marzen should have some colour to it (not like some of the modern golden ones), it should also smell and taste of malts somewhat. This beer fits the bill nicely.
A very easy to drink beer and a fine example of the style, the 5.8% being just about perfect for the body and depth this beer has.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light golden with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of munich malt, biscuit. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Very nice festbier.
douglas88 (8308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles at Brian’s place. How haven’t I had this? Anyway, pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A big fresh hoppy and sweet toasted malt nose. The flavor is wonderful: fresh spicy hops, toffee, sweet toasted malts, a bit of berries. Super flavorful and easy. Lovely.
Salmoniform (1272) - 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.
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, 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.
madchemist83 (249) - USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noble hops, clear lager smell in the nose. Clear golden with thick frothy head. Great lager, very smooth and balanced. People who rate this beer low don’t know what they talking about or just centered on hoppy ipas.