j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2017
On tap at Draught. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium sized white head. Soft sweetness, bready malt, sweet crackers. Medium bodied, gentle sweetness and a bit of bitterness. Slow bitterness, gentle malt sweetness. Clean and easy, and only the faintest bit of flab. luttonm (6844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Cork and Tap, Bellevue. Small creamy foam, lightest haze on a rich, malty orange body. Toffee on nose. Smooth, easily drinkable body. Bright, fresh tasting hops all over this. Clean, nutty malt is nice. Tasty. yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2017
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight fruity. Bitter, slight estery and slight fruity. Toasted malty and slight fruity. Bitter and toasted to herbal finish. GarrettB (1665) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2016
October 11th, 2014 - Alesmith’s Oktoberfest is a smoldering, smoky guest to the Oktoberfest party, deep orange-red, with an amber colored head where the light mixes with the foam. The aroma is heavy and gruff, practically fuming with smoke and burnt honey, like it was lifted fresh from a smoker. The flavor is sweeter, but the smoke hasn’t retreated, maintaining its presence across the senses. It is joined by the equally saturnine molasses note, both filling the mouth in a weirdly satisfying way. The aftertaste is short, but reveals a whole new flavor in smoked almonds. All in all, this is an assertive Oktoberfest, and much smokier than the other offerings on display around San Diego, but still quite good, if heavy. bytemesis (9342) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Tap. Pours lightly hazy orange, small off white head, decent lacing. Aroma of roasty malt, bread, grain, caramel, light grass. Flavor is light plus sweet, minimal bitterness, malty, a bit roasty, bread. Medium light body. Solid.
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Draught at Rattle N Hum East, 10/9/16. mcberko (19177) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Clear, bronze-copper body is topped by a light beige head that is medium-sized and shows good retention.
Sourdough and fruity specialty malts in the nose give a pretty authentic rendition. No American hop notes here, with definite earthy, leafy, spalt-like hop notes and fresh, doughy yeast. Light caramel and toffee but it doesn’t seem sugary despite its good depth of rich malt. Very clean and with no alcohol.
Malty, as it should be, with sourdough and lots of honey-caramel character. Moderate, engaging carbonation and a fairly soft texture with a bit of hardness from the specialty malts. But it doesn’t go too far with those and still provides backing bitterness to balance from the obvious Noble hops. Earth, spice, herbs and more fruity notes linger with satisfying maltiness and no flaw or alcohol. Quite impressively authentic.
On tap at Rattle n Hum - East, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted bready malt and some corn. Flavour is along the same lines, with lots of toasted bread malt, some sweet cereal notes and a little corn. Nicely made for the style but rather underwhelming. Decent. MarcoDL (5415) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Draft at airport Stone. Amber color. Aroma of malt and soft caramel mostly. Watery taste of malt, caramel and a mild bitterness. Quite boring. blipp (9784) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Bready and lightly sweet malts, faint toast, and light earthy bitterness. Very high drinkability. samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 21, 2015
Growler from Churchville Inn. Poured to goblet, roughly 27 hours later. Aroma is raw barley, wheat, apple, grape, champagne, wine. Look is bright orange. Mostly clear. No head. Taste is crisp apple, some wheat and grains, very light hops.
Feel is Light, easy drinking, low carbonation.
Very smooth, easy drinking marzen.