BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours orange red with very little white head. Big aroma of sugary fruit and yeast. Syrupy palate. The taste of this one did not really agree with me though I find that to be true with alot of octoberfest type brews. A bit too sweet with some off flavors of rotting fruit. Maybe I had a bad bottle? Still managed to drink it though.
kramer (5828) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a small fixxy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is rather husky and grainy with very minimal hops and munich malt. The flavor is a bit better than the aroma let on though. Still fairly husky and grainy, but a little more sweetness seems to smooth things out a little bit. Still rather minimal hop flavor. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering toasted malt finish. Meh, not among what I would consider to be the best of the style, even among American examples.
Larry_Duffman (374) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a hazy orange color with a small white head and barely any lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, hay, and hops. The taste is malt, grass, dried fruit, and some alcohol with some hops on the back end. This tasted higher in alcohol than it actually is. As it warmed, it became smoother. This was pretty good.
gripweed57 (1367) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a inch high creamy beige head. Faint toasted malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor has notes of toffee and floral hops. Tangy fruity flavor with a silky mouthfeel. Smooth subtle hop finish is lightly bitter.
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh bottle about two weeks old from Beach Liquor FWB. Nice clear copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is dusty, sweet malt with a hint of corn-like grain. Nice marzen overall with some light sweetness that lingers and just a hint of hops to balance it. Refreshing and pleasant.
jcnielsen (3211) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish brown color with white head. Malty, bread, toast aromas. Sweet malty, syrupy, bread flavors. A bit sweet. Of the 10-15 oktoberfests I’ve had in the last month, this one is a little below average. Nothing bad about it, but it is a little bit more sweet than I’d like
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden amber with no head. Sweet malt aromas that translate to sweet malt flavor, kinda watery. Meh...
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- a semi-sweet grain and hop aroma.
Appearance- a very nice copper/burnt orange color with a small white head.
Taste- A well balanced flavor of the hops and malt, no bitter aftertaste
Palate- light bodied beer with mild carbonation, goes down well
Overall- a very pleasant brew. I would definitely drink this again.
ElCapitan22 (339) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber color with minimal lacing and head retention. Tastes malty and of Autumn, but not much else worth noting here. Smells sweet, akin to a red style beer. Just alright.
glennmastrange (2668) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate cereal and caramel for the malt, light herbs and dough for the hops and yeast, with hints of dark dried fruit. Head is average size, off-white with some spots of lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is medium to dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes slightly sweet and lightly acidic. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. Not completely Marzen-ish but still a tasty Autumn seasonal.
Dacrza (853) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: September 21, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint...OCCASION: football watching with friends Mary and Rich... APPEARANCE: reasonably copper-amber body; strangely quiet in the way of bubbles; head mellows to a thin off-white head... AROMA: fragrant floral hops abound; nicely rounded caramel settles and balances the aroma--alluring... PALATE: crunchy and medium-bodied, with slick finish that lingers confidently; possesses the effervescence of cola.....TASTE: mellow, sweet caramel with a pitchy, sharp funk that provides a distinct profile... OVERALL: what makes this an autumnal brew? a darker body? a smoky scent? a heartier flavor? This beer really doesn’t have those attributes, but it does work well enough to compliment apps and football watching....