rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz. taster at Atlas. Light amber color with a persistent thin layer of foam. Amber malt smell, but then I taste it: a big peppery German hop taste. By now I’m talking to the brewmaster, who says, no it’s not dry- or fresh-hopped, and it’s been in the tank 3-1/2 months. Well, I’m not used to big hops in any Okto, but I am a hop fan even if it might drive a beer off the style sheet.
can. Amber with one finger head. Caramel malt, light fruity notes. Moderately sweet. Hop finish is rather understated. I think they could have dialed up the hops a bit and it would have really made this excellent. nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2017
12oz can. Filtered oorange-copper body. Big, classic, spicy noble hop aroma, some brewhouse as well..but some off pungent tones as well. Doesn't really nail it in terms of lagering..has more fruity amber malt tones, drinks more like an ale. Really not that impressive of an offering at all, vomit off infection tones grow as it warms. Shabby. wlajwl (7212) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Aroma is fruit/berries and earthy malts. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries, a hint of spices and a tart/lightly sweet finish. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2016
At The daily. Very drinkable, well balanced, nice mouth feel. Smooth. Serving: Tap BlackBeerPG (987) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Taste: smooth gentle malt sweetness, roasted malt nose.
Amber in color, mostly clear, Delicate head with nice lattice on glass. Medium body. Easy drinking with creamy mouth-feel.
RobertDale (6985) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2016
12 ounce can. Pours a clear golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, caramel, and spice. Decent. crossovert (14146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2016 Draft right after the dry hop okto. It literally tastes like a pumpkin beer with jops replacing pie spice. Just not what I’m looking for in a maerzem.
Re rate form the can... infected, not tolerable. Frank (4261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Great Oktoberfest. Slightly cloudy orange with a foamy head of mixed bubbles. Great, rich, toasty, fresh malt character but not too sweet. Earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. This doesn’t take any liberties with the style and does it right top to bottom. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Orange hazy color. Malt flavor with a bit hops. Caramel and smooth. Really easy drinking. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sampler pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). My first stop in saw 10 drafts. This was one. Pours a nice amber pour, a touch of darkness but lighter than expected. Bubbly with a well sized tannish head atop. Stays firm sized, laces ok. Aromas are touch toasty and biscuity, bread malts, touches of gentle florals and spice. Mellow sweetness, apple, more bread, gentle toastiness. Lighter and a bit sweeter than expected. Initial is a bit better, toasty and biscuity up front, firm toasty malts, gentle spice, almost into caramel and even cocoa which was a bit odd. Toast, biscuits, and caramel. Some gentle spice and dryness at times. Middle is a bit sticky, but more toast and darker middle slanted. A touch girthy, caramel and butterscotch jabs. Backend is a bit earthy, gentle dry earthy hops, grass and florals make appearances. Wins me back a bit more. Odd sweet twang at times, richer toasty biscuity malt presence at others. Dry earthy hops into the back with a bit of spice. Odd one, with good and bad kinda battling. Perhaps they’ll lock this down over time.