chinchill (5024) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. 18 August 2016 brewing date stamp.
Deep amber body with visible carbonation rising to a moderate size, bone-colored head that soon reduces to a thin top coat.
Aroma: mild; with a touch more hops than malts.
Flavor: Malts and hops in balance. This is a mainstream marzen with a bit less malt than I prefer.
Medium body with near medium, lively carbonation. nearbeer (5422) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2016
12 oz. appears to have been bottled on 08/18/2017. Look is clear, burnt orange with a sticky ring and some islands of bubbles. Aroma of caramel, roasted maize and toasted bread. Tastes of caramel, toasted maize, toasted nut, cocoa, touches of lemon and dried grass. Near-medium body has medium fizz and a nice balance. Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Not very good, but I haven’t had many Marzens that I enjoy at all, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. This pours light copper colored with average head and carbonation. The usual mildly sweet malt aroma of an Oktoberfest, and an okay hop tingle rounds that out on the tongue. Not awful. Not worth having again. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Intense, shiny penny, clear beer. Standard longneck, interesting label. Sweetish, toasted malt, cereal aroma. Sweet, lagery, toasted, nice bittering. An exemplar for the style. In a word, satisfying. Excellent palate, sturdy enough but light enough for copious consumption. ABC Liquors, Bull Run. Consumed in the FSU Camp Chair of Despair following the UNC loss. Going to be a heartbreak season, it appears. MNAle (189) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pale amber. The first one had substantial carbonation, the second, almost still with little carbonation, both from the same 6 pack. What’s up with that? A 1 inch white, thick head. After a time, it receds to a rim, but leaves spotty lacing that hangs around quite awhile. Aroma of spicy bread, fruit, with a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is thick and creamy for the style, but the almost completely still carbonation (or lack of same) in the 2nd one leaves the overall mouth feel a bit bland. Smooth taste, consistent with the aroma: bread, spice. No real sweetness in the taste, it seems even a bit dry. Finish is fairly clean, with a bit of clinginess and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Not nearly as complex in taste as some other Märzens, especially the Ayinger and Schell’s.
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is stale bread, honey, spiced caramel, wet bread. Taste is sweet caramel, bready, hoppy. A decent American take on the style. ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bell’s Octoberfest Beer has a thin-to-medium, off-white, creamy head, a mostly clear, amber appearance, and minimal lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of bread crust and a touch of hop spice. Taste is of the sweet, white bread crust, some syrupiness, and a slight spicy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Bell’s Octoberfest Beer finishes mostly dry and very drinkable. RJT Patrickctenchi (6591) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Clear, light amber with a small white head.
Caramel, honey, grain scent.
Taste is straw, toffee malt, chalk, honey....
Really light bodied.....
Ok, but a little on the bland and weak side. jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Bread, caramel, malty, slight metallic aromas. Bread, malty, biscuit, malty flavors. Fifth best of seven beer oktoberfest blind tasting. Still pretty decent. Dorkenstein (543) - - SEP 26, 2016
Aromas of caramel, toffee, and sharp earthy wet leaves. Taste is caramel, honey, toffee, some dark fruits and berries, brown sugar, pie crust, and earthy hops.