adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into an nonic pint glass.
Appearance: This one gushed out of the bottle as soon as it was cracked. Once I cleaned things up, it pours a honey gold with orange highlights and a 1-2 finger foamy off-white head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Sweet German malt with sweet grains and a touch of spices. Very sweet aroma.
Taste: Sweet bready grains up front followed by lightly roasted malt in the middle before ending with a touch of earthy hops. The aftertaste is dry, earthy and just a little bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation.
Drinkability: High drinkability. Goes down smooth and easy. I could knock back a few in the right situation.
Overall: Very good beer overall. One of the better Octoberfest beers on the market. Give it a shot.
theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet malt forward. Appearance is golden apricot. Clear smal head, large bubbles. Taste is malt forward with a hint of aroma hops finished with a trace of bitterness. Bit of honey. Palate is crisp and refreshing. Overall one of the best beers I have ever had. Close to perfection.
cattaneopapa (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. 5.8% alc/vol Pours a clear deep golden colour with 1/2 finger of white head that reduces to a cap. Aromas of roasted matls, caramel, toffee, and a whiff of honey with some grainy notes. Taste matches the aroma. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very enjoyable.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange copper color with a medium sized head. strong malty orange aroma with light soy sauce note, and a good roasted quality. soft chalky body and light full bubbles. complex honey maple flavor and a light yeast flavor. the beer is a lot easier drinking than it looks and smells.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow it pours a dense rocky head of fluffy white goodness. Aroma is lager-like with a toasty and malty note. Tastes of well-attenuated but malty and rich melanoidins. Bread crust, toast, and a mature tobacco flavoring predominate. Not as sweet or as underattenuated as some other oktoberfests....especially marzens. Medium full body without the heavy brick feeling. Very good.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 I liked this one.Nice typical oct-fest smell(sweet malts-tease of hops)Poured out w/ a huge frothy head/some lace.Tasted good but had some cloying tastes in there(somewhat metallic-herbal weirdness)candy apple isn't too far off if you use your imagination.Nice dry finish.Best festbier i've had this year thus far...
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
sweet malty aroma. rich, full-bodied, uber-malty, somewhat sweet flavor. dark amber color. a classic. liquid bread.
SODAK14 (372) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW... This is one of the best beers I’ve ever tried. Color and appearance are average for the german brew but he taste is off the charts! Helps that I love these Bavarian wheat beers!!!
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to describe color, orange honey colored maybe? Pleasent melding of hop and malt with neither really overpowering the other. Sweet, earthy, dry taste with a clean crisp finish. A very good Marzen!
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with pillowy white head and Munich malt aroma. Malt forward with toasty nose and balancing hops. Clean lager finish. Almost creamy mouthfeel smooths then dries.