fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear pale gold with a thin, soapy, white head. Aroma is toast, sweet hay, mineral water and grassy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, toast, hay, cereal, floral and spicy hops and a hint of honey. A little boozy if it isn’t really cold. Light body, slick feel and light to moderate carbonation. Reminds me more of a pils that is big on alcohol strength and low on flavor.
Graham77 (445) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours very pale golden with a white head which dissipates quickly. Some lacing. The aroma is grassy hops, cereal and bread. The taste is clean, refreshing, slightly tart on the finish and a little more bitter than your typical German lager beer. Grows on you as you drink it.
kapusil (1204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle. Clear pale golden body with a lasting white head. Aroma of bread, hay and floral hops. Taste is what the aroma suggests with notes of bread, hay, biscuit and floral hops. I think it’s a bit more bitter than an average Oktoberfest beer. Balanced, crisp and clean. Simple, but I like it a lot.
alomtnez (361) - SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big frothy white head with good retention.
Clear gold colour.
Mostly malty aroma.
Malty taste, grassy, slightly spicy (coriander, clove). Medium-low bitterness. Medium dry finish.
cymyn (8) - - OCT 20, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This grassy German beer is extremely drinkable and pleasantly malty, with hops present but hardly bitter. It reminds me somewhat of a simpler version of Pinkus Munster Alt, which ranks as one of my favorites.
Don’t be afraid to try this one: America is taking beer to new plateaus, but the Germans are still sensei.
Cajun (420) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Bottle - Pours a clear gold, with fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malts, refrigerated flowers, slight skunk, biscuit. Flavors of pale malts, fruity, floral, lemon, hay, cough drop/medicine taste, bitter hops middle, dry finish. This gave an overall impression of a Kolsch or Premium Lager rather than an Oktoberfest/Marzen.
beertholomeus (1725) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale golden color with a thick white head. Floral, caramel, toffee, biscuit and sweet malt aroma. Floral hop, caramel, toffee and sweet malt flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Caramel and sweet malt finish.
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest.
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma was bread, fruit, apple, sweet malts. Taste was bittersweet, malts, grassy, grain.
Lacho (74) - USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful pour in a tall glass, golden with plenty of foam. Almost no aroma, but first taste is good. Strangely sweet at first, the taste is very fresh. This is a very drinkable beer.
suurjuust (2916) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden yellow beer, medium white head. Nose is dusty hops and malt, some grass. Flavor is on the malty side, grassy hops, grain, caramel. Lingering hops and grains. Crisp texture. High drinkability.
Marduk (6437) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden yellow color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Grainy, herbal, dusty and bit sour in aroma. Sweet malts, herbal, sourish, grains in taste. Damp grassy hops and sweet malts in aftertaste. Drinkable brew.