BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head. Sweet, malty nose. Don't detect too much hop aroma. Slight carbonation. Flavor is as aroma. A little mustier than most Fests. Finish is short and a bit tinny. Was expecting more.
Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL Bottle -- Pours hazy burnt orange with a small white head. Aromas of apple butter, roasted malt, quince paste, caramel, honey, and mild lemon. Malty and off dry with a soft finish.
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very very smooth. Extremely easy drinking. Before I knew it bottle was gone. Very malty and sweet, good strait forward marzen.
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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
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical amber pour just like any other Oktoberfest. Not much in the way of a head though.
Yeasty, smoky smell with a touch of hoppiness to it.
Very smooth taste to this Oktoberfest. I usually compare all other Oktoberfests with the Paulaner offering and this is pretty close. Not quite what the Paulaner has in taste but this isn’t bad at all.
Very sessionable beer here. I could drink lots of these watching a football game or out on the porch on a cool fall day.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber color with large tan colored head showing fine bubbles, good brussels lace on the glass as is goes down.
Nose is funky--kind of like bread, with maltiness forward and supporting floral hops.
Taste is a bit drier than expected, with subtle hops and decent maltiness.
A nice take on the style.
beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice amlty aroma with a thich white head on an amber body of luscious clear lager. Big ,alty flavor wih a touch of spiceyness. I love this beer.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the bottle shelf for $1.49 Poured a nice copper color with a thick head. Aroma of sweet malts and a slight citrus note. Flavor was rather "crisp" and "spicy?" witha back bone of sweet malts. A rather dry mouthfeel, I dont know why but this Octoberfest didn’t move me the way Hacker-Pschorr did.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber with an off-white head. Scent of honey and malt in a refreshing combination, later turning to floral hop aromas with malt. Light yet robust flavor with unassuming mouthfeel. Very good Oktoberfest - the only beer of the style that’s impressed me yet.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangish in appearance, the subtle malting becomes more apparent in aroma and flavor as the beer warms. A bit light-bodied, however, the low roasted malts are pleasant, yet undemanding on the palate.