Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is toffee, caramel, toasted malts, raisins, leafy hops. Medium bodied.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange color. Nice sweet malty aroma. Taste is quite flavorful and sweet. This a very solid marzen. Several elements of tea leaves that sit on the palate. Nice.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Clear deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread and a bit of spicy hops. Flavor is fruity sweet with just a touch of bitterness. Medium body with active carbonation and a clean finish. This is pretty good, the flavor is a bit strange. One question, if you’re going to make a beer called Okto for Oktoberfest, why make it an amber ale???
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden copper with a fizzy white head. Slightly fruity and caramel aroma and a taste of pear and maybe apple to the taste but a sadly watery palate.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at Henry’s in Portland, nice medium amber pour with thin white head, sweet malt aroma with hints of roasted malt, sweet malt and biscuit up front with nice clean hop finish, residual malt on palate, body a little lighter then expected.
Trev (2008) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber pour with a thin fast head.
Aroma is sweet and dusty malt,
Flavour is caramel and toasted malt tones. slight nuttiness in the finish.
mybrainhurts (375) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
HH’s O-FEST TASTING: Salt and pepper, grains, sweet caramel malts, earthy aroma. Caramel, sweet toffee, and finishes slightly hopped and peppered. Not bad at all.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is malty and slightly spicy. The appearance is hazy and red-brown. The flavor has a lot of citrus.
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a loose smudge of gray film on top. Cabbage and smoldering dry leaves on the nose. Watery, fairly flat light body. Toast, leaves, and less cabbage on the mid-palate. Mild doughy finish.
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Lukas Liquor. Pours clear copper with nice one finger off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, light caramel and some spices. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, light hops, and metallic notes. Little bit more full flavor and mouthfeel compared to Left Hand’s version I just had, but not exactly better.