hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this from a bottle recently. Pours a dark cola color, darker than any oktoberfest i’ve ever had before. Not much head. Smell is bready and caramelly. Taste is much the same but kindof too much sweetness in there. I’d say this is more of a full bodied Oktoberfest, flat on the carbonation. I expected a lot more out of this beer, wouldn’t get it again probably.
Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not typical märzen, more brown, malty aroma and flavor, and the hops, alcohol level and sweetness were really balanced. Worth try.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Poured deep amber/brown with an off white head. Aroma was raisin, brown sugar, caramel, and earthy notes. Flavor was pretty much the same with a medium body and low carbonation. Odd o fest.
mar (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with a cream short lived head. nose is sweet malts, roast, graham cracker, and dough. easy on the palate, heavy roast at first, followed by rich malts, dough, and caramel. roasty finish as well.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues and tan head. Aroma has a nice dark roasted maltiness with notes of nut and very doughy/bready. Flavor is much the same with a nice sweet and subtle spicy profile With a touch of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, not the usual Marzen but I enjoyed.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber/ brown color with tan foam. Dark multi grain bread, wheat cracker, nutty aromas. Light bodied with soft co2. Dark multi grain toasted bread flavors with some roasted nuts--roasty toasty n’ lightly sweet--not bad
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark amber color. Cream colored head. Sweet and malty. A very drinkable brew.
after4ever (7945) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Rhino. Hazy dark brown with the colors of autumn leaves at the edges. Awwww. Big dense creamy gray head that goes away. Cabbagey nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, old leaves, and cabbage on the mid-palate. Mild vegetal finish.
Beerdrinker79 (2174) - Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, little lacework. Aroma is chocolate malts, nuts, and brown sugar. The flavor is dark roasted malts, more caramel than chocolate malt, brown sugar, mild bitterness which is very refreshing, I actually like it, I really like it. Ok I don’t really like it, I was just imitating that Mikey cereal commercial from when I was a kid, but it’s not bad. Carbonation is low, body is thin, finish is bitter and sweet.
wxman (1793) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tried at the brewery/pub in Missoula, MT during the first Oktoberfest in 1988. Pours darker than most would consider for an Oktoberfest/Marzen, but that is the more traditional style from many, many years ago. Thick rich and malty, but not sweet like contemporary watery versions of the style. Not too strong at 6% ABV, so you can enjoy a few at a fest session. Quite good.