bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a beige head. Somewhat bready aroma with some saaz pungency. Near med body. It is mild bready, and there’s a nice amount of (I think) grass. Certainly tingles in the mouth. djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a copper amber with a medium creamy beige head that lasts awhile. The aroma is a bready malt with caramel and spice. Decent spotty lacing on the glass. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter malt with caramel and grain. Easy to drink, a good Marzen from Brooklyn. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle sample at a beer festival in kibbutz Ma’abarot, May ’08. Clear amber with a medium, quickly-diminishing beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, some caramel, light fruitiness and hoppy hints. Sweetish malty flavor, rather toasty, with nutty hints and a pretty bitter finish with nice hoppiness. Medium-bodied. Not bad. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle at Taphouse, København. Clear amber - small white head. Sweet malty. Toasted. Grainy. Candy. Bolscher. Nutty notes. Ok. A bit simple. Tmoney99 (14963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle from Party Source. Dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2017
Keg at ox184. Pours clear amber, nose is cereal, toffee, floral, taste is sweet, cereal, light orange. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Red copper ale with an amber head. Oxidized cardboard aroma. Very malty with some nuts. Cardboard in taste. Lighter bodied. (October 2004). argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Clear copper body topped by a small, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is earthy and cereal. Taste is medium sweet caramel tinged with earthiness. Avoids being too sweet. Medium body with a slight chewiness. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Strawberry orange pour with a large head and decent retention. Bready aroma with some grassiness. Taste is very bready as well, with notes of caramel, stone fruits and light hay. Full bodied. crossovert (13908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz brown bottle, best before FEB 2011. One of the first Oktoberfests out on the shelves.
It pours a dark orangeish brown, on the more orangey/dark end of the Oktoberfest spectrum. The head is big and white and it recedes press slowly, but without much lacing.
The smell is interesting here. There is a subtle smokiness almost to it. Along with some nuttiness, caramel, and hops. It also had a nice blast of fresh dough.
The taste is pretty decent too. It is doughy with a slight bit of hops and it has a nice subtle fruitiness to it. There is a hint of penny flavor but not enough to make it bad and it goes away after the first few sips.
It is pretty good oktoberfest material, especially for an American brewer, a decent brew, a good one to drink if you see it before the other stuff comes out.This has been almost my 30th or so Oktoberfest I’ve tried and it just cements my affection for the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-29-2010 22:03:23