dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from binnys beverage depot, orland park. clear light copper color, slight white head, hint of lacing. head disappears to tiny bubbles around rim. not very appealing looking. nose is musty, earthy, grassy with a trace of sweet malt. airy. flavor is musty malt, with a slight creaminess. as the beer wars, there is a touch of leather in the taste. medium bodied, dry finish. inoffensive, mild stuff.
That1Guy (1945) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Had high hopes for this one. Unpleasantly dry and completely unrefreshing beer. Smell and taste of nast and dryness. I pray we got a bad bottle.
mbgrayson (551) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint sized swing top bottle. Label "German Marzen beer- hearty, amber-colored, malty and finely balanced lager that is refreshing and filling all at once- was the original staple of Oktoberfest celebrations. This rare, traditional and very tasty "liquid bread" is brewed at the beautiful monastery at Weissenhoein the green wooded hills of Franconia, Northern Bavaria."
Yes...it is all of that. I like this one. Very drinkable.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber. Medium creamy head. Aroma: Bread, yeast, caramel. Flavor: Caramel, yeast, bread, noble hops. Sweet finish.
SSSteve (3806) - - NOV 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear orange with no lacing under...no head. drab boring malty aroma. flavor is malty with some butter and light toffee. a terrible looking beer with hardly any aroma and an average taste. i don’t agree with the masses.
jaymobrown (1686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth nutty, caramel, malt flavors with a bit of yeast and some hops at the end. Easy drinking, light, a decent example of the style. For an Oktoberfest, this is a good bet to pick up. Light aroma, some of the same notes: malt, yeast, caramel, walnuts.
hombrepalo (1841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
swing-top botle. Poured a clear amber with a nice off white head. Aroma was a little on the weak side but wow did this have some flavor. Nice malt, hops, spice balance that left me very happy compared to the flat aroma. Overall a nice oktoberfest, one of the better ones I’ve had.
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Falling Rock Denver. Clear copper amber. Aroma of caramel apples, slightly floral, delicate. Sweet malt and an herbal leafy hop note make up the fairly simple palate. Nice, but nothing to go crazy over.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light tawny color with a taller tight bubbled soft cream color. Lightly toasted grain and hint of herbal hops. LIght nutty flavor mixes with toasted grains. Balanced herbal bitterness. No big flavors, just a easy drinking lager. Very clean and balanced. One could sit back and relax with this one for a long time and not get tired of it.
Cornfield (5521) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pour from the swing-top bottle, a clear orange body with a three-fingered head. Oddly, no lacing. The aroma a fairly unchecked sweetness, honeyed warm bread and a dollop of caramel. The flavor’s more on target, toasty bread, honey, caramel, and an herbal/earthy bitterness to balance out the maltiness. The finish has an herbal dryness to it. Not bad.
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