estoniancraft (57) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is like a wonderfully malted grain. Bready and rich smell. Clear ver color with good head. Taste is well rounded and very drinkable. Very enjoyable autumn beer. Excellent brew
SinH4 (3404) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 At the Bräustüberl, as Kirta. Hazy amber-copper color with a thick creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, spicy, "herb". Reminds me of the smell of my grandfather?s stoneware when I was a kid and only smelled the beer. Taste is caramel, grains, it stays mild and creamy, but with a proper bitterness. A challenging Oktoberfest Beer. Way more interesting than HB or Hacker (also: unfiltered, that?s where the creamy mouthfeel comes from). 6-5-7-4-15
Bottle of the US Oktoberfest-Märzen (slightly old), thanks Koelschtrinker, next to a fresh Kirta bottle. Clear golden-orange color with white head. Already a bit oxidized. Caramel. Obviously not fresh anymore, but since the bottle also has some sediment, I suppose the alias is fine. 7-3-7-3-14
It should be noted that Kirta is way better on tap than bottled. Had the 2016 release both on tap and bottled - tap was immensely good this time. 7-5-8-4-15
Mortlach (2001) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Pours amber, clean and filtered, with a good off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, brown sugar, bread crust, ok. Flavour is very sweet, a bit unbalanced, malty, bready but nice. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Ok.
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint 9 oz. bottle. Pours is amber with large off white head. Aroma of fruits and malts. Taste was sweet, spicy and dry.
Turtles (2186) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Black & Brown Inn. Amber pour with a medium size lacing head. Sweet caramel aroma. Medium bodied. Taste is mid-sweet, caramel and grass.
KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light yeast nose, plenty of head. Dark yellow pour. Barely detectable sweetness, light malt and dry finish
Berard (636) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours caramel colored with a white head that lingers. Typical Oktoberfest style beer. One of the best, if not THE best, examples of the style.
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SHIG (4722) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Poured an amber to brown color with a large tan head, Aroma is sweet malt and grain with light hops. Taste was very refreshing with nice maltiness and yet had just enough grain and hops to give it depth. By far my favorite example of this style.
mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been on the Marzen train for a bit now. So good when they are well done. This one is top notch. Deep golden pour with a frothy white head. Aroma was full of caramel malts and earthy hops. Super clean nose. Flavors were grainy, earthy malts, bits of caramel and toffee. Light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. This is damn near perfect for the style. This one will keep me on the train for tad longer.
foyle (409) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 500ml bottle in pint glass.
Appearance: pours a sudsy 3" off white head that drops slowly with moderate lacing. Hazy deep golden color with mild streaming bubbles.
Aroma: toasted barley, ripe fruit and some floral hops.
Mouthfeel: fairly light body with a drying finish.
Flavor: bready malts that are sweet, but not overly so. Ripe fruit, some biscuit, and floral notes.
Overall: my first time trying this brew. Quite tasty.