taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber.brown, good head. Malty aroma - slightly toasted cereal with a touch of sweet, malty taste - hints of hay. Finish is somewhat quick and clean. A good Oktoberfest - despite the fact that I enjoy mine somewhat unconventionally bitter.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hoppy version of the ever-popular Oktoberfest! This one was very crisp and pretty malty. I wouldn’t say it was thin, but it was thinner than most of the genre. Light and carmelly.
Thisis12ptfont (1107) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh hop flavor on the nose. Deep amber color with nice lacing against the glass. Hoppy flavor with some caramel, oat and wheat undertones. Full bodied with a well done complexity. Overall, this is a nice, full flavored Oktoberfest brew with lots of hops. Iíd give this a B+ rating.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 12 oz bottle. Small beige.head, Beer pours a clear reddish amber color. Not much aroma, perhaps some mild apple smell.
Well carbonated. Light to medium body. Well balanced with caramel maltiness. Finish is a bit cola-ish with some mild hoppiness. Refreshing hot summer day type of brew. Pretty good.
10/10/2009 rerate-orig was 7/3/7/3/14-
12 OZ BOTTLE, JUST BOTTLED 5.5 WEEKS AGO, Sept 1, 2009. Pours a clear copper with a medium sized beige head. Nose is mild and all malts. Taste is caramel, nuts, biscuits with some very subtle mild hoppiness in the finish that does keep this from being sweet. If ever a beer was balanced this is it. Not real sweet like Sam Adams Octoberfest, although they each have their time, place, mood. Anyways this is easy to drink, sessionable and a nice Oktoberfest, even if it is an ale.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber orange; no lacing. Musky yeast aromas. Bread, dry earth and yeast flavors with a nice, clean finish. Pretty sokid oktoberfest.
vikingguy (1066) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with small tan head. Spicy malt aroma. Taste is spicy, malty, woodsy, caramelly and toasty. A classic Oktoberfest taste. Some decent bitterness on the back end. Medium body. Canít say anything bad about it at all. A solid Marzen and definitely one Iíd buy again.
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear amber with a smallish white head. Sweet malts then some interesting, but not always balanced hops. I like this kind of beer, but nothing special.
TheHopster (1045) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). A somewhat watery Oktoberfest. The malt is somewhat tart and not as sweet as optimal.
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slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Sugary sweet nose with malt notes. Carmel, toast, biscuit. Clear amber with no head, good carbonation. Almost undrinkably sweet. Good malt depth and spice notes but so off-balance that itís lost. It might just be the sweetness, but something makes this immensely unpleasant.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9-23-07. Hazy amber brown with great foamy head. Slightly medicinal aroma, but mostly malty and calm and not overdone. A bit of a doughy taste - slightly bland. Palate is very carbonated and slightly watery. I can drink this and it isnít awful but it isnít anything special.