truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Sampled this at the Big Mountain Brewfest in Whitefish a few weeks ago. I thought it was the best beer poured that day. Perkeo’s spot on with the Vienna lager comparison. Too many folks are looking for big gravity and hops in this style. Enjoy it for what it is--an excellent lager, true to its roots. Sapsticy (18) - ECUADOR - JAN 24, 2013
I had this lager right in Missoula, MT. I was traveling with a friend going to West Yellowstone, MT and we stopped by Missoula to eat lunch so we found Fuddruckers in town and I had a Buffalo burger with the Oktoberfest Lager from the local brewery, Bayern.
I really liked it. Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Very dark. Aroma of campfire smoke. Initial sip is full with candy malt sweetness. Middle has moderate alcohol mixed with caramel. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a nice bready malt taste and slight hop bitterness. Definitely an American marzen, prob why I like it so much. Screw Munich, I’ll take Montana! philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Oktoberfest Lager--2009 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.00% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Dark--Thin lace hint tan head. Clear dark bronze red color. Roasted malty mild hop front. Malty mellow sweet toasted toffee smooth mild creamy rich roasted Fest body. Smooth refreshing mild hop clean lingering malt easy end. Dark interpretation of Style. Sampled 9/14/2009. 6-Pack--$7.79.
Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Oktoberfest Lager--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 20 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Dark. Light tan thin mild lace head. Clear dark bronze ruby red brown color. Toasted malt mild dark fruit black cherry hop front. Mild sweet smooth malty toasted roasted toffee cherry rich dark mildly fruity dark Fest body. Smooth mild hop roasted spice hint end. Sampled 8/26/2010. 6-Pack $7.79. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, fruit, some hints of molasses. Tastes of pepper, spice, some hints of caramel, some nice spicy hints on the finish.
neepsntatties (2028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Colour... very dark brown and scarcely any head. Nose... very roasty and sweetly grainy. Palate... light carbonation, especially roasty malt, burnt toffee, dark bread, dark sweet spice and a medium length sweet finish. Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 13, 2012
Not typical märzen, more brown, malty aroma and flavor, and the hops, alcohol level and sweetness were really balanced. Worth try. rproff78 (177) - - SEP 16, 2014
Great Oktoberfest from bayern! A must try if u like great micro brews with a kick! Darkmagus82 (2302) - - NOV 6, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep copper color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a fair level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of caramel sweetness as well as a decent sum of a roasted malt smell. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a light caramel and dark fruit aroma as well as a moderate showing of cinnamon and nutmeg spice.
Taste – The taste begins with a quite roasted and spiced flavor with nutmeg and cinnamon present from the start. There is some caramel sweetness as well as a bit of a toffee and darker fruit flavor of raisin and plum. These sweeter flavors fade at the expense of some more roasted malt and bready flavors. The spice also really kicks it up a notch with a rather strong surge of both the cinnamon and nutmeg and an appearance of some allspice. In the end, a rather spiced and roasty taste is left on the tongue; which is actually very nice overall.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. The moderateness of the carbonation and body are nice for the blend of quite roasted and more spiced flavors of the brew and made for a flavorful, but still easy drinking feel.
Overall – This is a rather enjoyable Oktoberfest overall, that is on the more roasted malt and spiced side but is without much of the sweeter caramel, molasses, and dark fruit flavors associated with most oktoberfests. A nice brew overall and one to try if you get the chance.
poisoneddwarf (2622) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2017
12 oz bottle. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, wet hayfields, toast, dark fruit. Looks like a brown ale or even a porter with how dark it is. Pours weirdly and extremely dark brown with a one finger beige head with good retention. Taste is malty sweet with virtually no bitterness; ends with a light tartness. Pretty good.