MNAle (140) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden amber, lightly carbonated. Tall off-white creamy, thick head that recedes moderately with thick lacing that falls just above the head. Prominent malty aroma, dark fruit, raisins, bread, sweet, figs. Taste follows the aroma, dark fruits, bread, not too sweet. Complex flavor. Good mouth feel, not too thin. There is a lot to like with this beer. Little bittering anywhere, not even in the finish, which sets it very much apart from most American so-called Oktoberfest beers. Soft and dry finish. Excellent. It stands up to its reputation as one of the best in the world of this style. A very easy drinking beer for a night at the festival.
DuffLover (124) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent Oktoberfest beer. Tastes more mild than I prefer but certainly better than many competitors.
Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust, lågt skum. Brödig, lätt degig doft. Matchen mellan sötma och beska slutar ovgjort. En oktoberöl i harmoni.
Enwiebe (309) - - SEP 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/19/16. 500ml bottle. Pours a beautiful dark bronze. W a min head and lacing. Light malty nose. Surprisingly nice bite and backbone. Nice for a marzan.
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Slick75 (10) - - SEP 20, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best Oktoberfest I've ever had. It is sweet but and caramely with a touch of nuttiness. It has a bit the "European" flavor but still tastes fresh (not skunky).
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BuckeyeBoy (6544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at growler guys meridian. Pours out a crisp clear golden topped with a white head. Nose is nice rich malts corn spice and a light grassy hop. Taste is more of the nice malts caramel nutty wood notes and a little grassy end.
Iphonephan (6544) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of toast. Flavors of bread and toffee. Smooth clean finish. Fantastic for the style.
GoufCustom (1761) - HONG KONG - SEP 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Looks: Clear amber orange colour; Explosive two-finger head and crumpety off white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with strong honey, orange, nuts, caramel, strong floral, sugar, bread, lemon and light grass.
Taste: Medium sweet full malt, with honey, light caramel, light floral, strong molasses, bread, light lemon and fair to light bitter grassy hops.
Body: Mid to light; Very slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Very good maltyness in a solid, slightly thick background. Has a understated strong lager feel, with good roundness, light honey backdrop with light floral and molasses. Fairly bready with light lemon to round. Clean and effective!
Hoppiness: Orange blossom, lemon and light grass in nose. Light floral, light lemon and fair grassy in taste; Bitterness is light for an abrupt, low-fi astringent flowery finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Nicely sweet and slightly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has good looks, nice orangey floral nutty aroma, subtle honey maltyness in taste with low hoppy finish. Nothing outlandish yet brewed for the occasion with right amount of characters. Very easy to enjoy and appreciate. Nice one!
Ritzn (757) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful hazy copper with medium beige head. Aroma is malty dough with some nuts and roast. Also some noble hops. Taste is malty sweetness with roasty bitterness, Also a fresh sourness. Pleasant mouthfeel of many medium bubbles. Lots of malts in the finish. Medium to full body. Long finish. Fresh. Wow.
anstei (1458) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ayinger Bräustüberl. A malt-forward light-ish beer that I rather like, wow! Dry sweetness with some bitterness. Incredibly balanced, not watery, some bread, light, lively carbonation. I would drink much more Märzen if all of them were like this.