Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2003
caramel and nutty aroma, dark brownish red, good body, malty and semisweet with a lingering hop finish boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle... Poured deep ruby with a thin beige head. Aroma was robust with malted notes and rich figs and fruit. Really nice palate that has just the right amount of carbonation. I enjoyed the cocoa and buttery malt flavors while floral hops created a nice bittering balance. Finish was clean with a little brown sugar in the aftertaste. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap. Dark red to brown white an off white top. Scent is malty with caramel and nuts. Taste is sweet malts, toast and nuts. Sticky dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Aroma and color is straight dunkel. A slight caramel sweetness as well that blurs the line. The finish is thinner like a marzen but it’s a strange mixed style beer. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pours dark red/copper with a thin beige head. Malty caramel flavor, with a cherry and sweet bread finish. Light on the hops, just enough to keep it from being cloying. Long roasty caramel finish. Very rich oktoberfest beer, while not one you could probably drink a few steins of without feeling totally full, still a nice beer.
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Hard to go wrong with this style, from the examples I’ve tried so far. Easy to get a bocky/bready aroma, somewhat harder to get a good head presentation. wxman (1839) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
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. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Nice dark amber color. Cream colored head. Sweet and malty. A very drinkable brew.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
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. jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, earth and a good dose of light yeastie and bready notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy and nutty flavours with a good balance of light hops and a lot of sugars. Aftertaste shows some earthy malts, a bit of peat and caramel with some toffee and a hint of yeast. Overall, a good marzen with more of a kick from yeast and sugars than anything else. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Zupan’s in Portland, Oregon (Belmont Location) a few hours ago on 07-December-2013 for US$1.99 sampled in my hotel room a few hours later on 07-December-2013 here in Portland.