Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Pours pretty cloudy due to a good amount of yeast sedimetn. Relatively light for an oktoberfest, being a golden deep yellow. Low head. Aroma is delicately smooht with light malts, munich, and some earthy and slightly floral hops. Flaovr is subtly in that it has a medium maltiness but balances well with the hops. Pretty good and smooth but needs to be a little darker and a little bit more malty for an oktoberfest. Perhaps more body is needed too. Pretty good overall but I expected a bit more from burgerbrau. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
Fresh, floral, spicy hops linger over a pleasant grainy malt base. Hazy orange-gold with very strong white head that recedes slowly to generous cover with some lacing. Very assertively hopped without being overly bitter. The floral hop flavour leads through to a lightly grainy malt base and a dry, lightly bitter finish. Smooth and soft in the mouth with a light refreshing body. The perfect wake me up after an evening at the Extreme Beer Fest. Now I’m ready for round two. Enjoyed with ClarkVV, Eyedrinkale and Rastacouere. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Wonderful aroma, malty, honey and wheat. Nice fruitiness to the hops and orange peel. Off-white frothy head atop cloudy light apple cider beer. Medium-low carb, medium body with a little chewiness. Nice sweetness to the beer - well rounded balance of malts and hops. Light, sweet nutty finish and after. Orange and honey. Great taste. This is a very good Oktoberfest beer. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Frothy, lasting head; beautiful orange hue seems to glow from within. Tasty bottle-conditioned-poo droplets. Aromatic bouguet is of fresh yeast and bitter orange. Very clean and easy to quaff. Rich, chalky bitterness is rewarding in the finish. hawanna (3291) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2012
Sold and bottled now as Adventsbier.
0,5 l bottle. BB 10. Apr 2013
caramel, nuts, roasty, woody, vanilla, Light Brown color, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2004
A very impressive lager. Has that classic Burgerbrau character, with a surprisingly light yet creamy body. This reminded me quite a bit of their Helles (with more malt) and of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold. Poured hazy light orange with just a few bubbles. Lemony aroma with hints of caramel and spicy hops. Very nice flavor- sweet, fruity (lemon) with caramel and biscuit, finishing with earthy hops. The flavors combine to taste like cookie dough. Not as densely caramely or toasty as many other Oktoberfests, this beer is closer to a Dortmunder but darker with more malt character. We have a winner! austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Everyone loves this beer, but I can’t quite see what everyone enjoys so much about this Marzen. It’s somewhat complex, but the crispness is off-putting and I favor the Gordon Biersch Okto and even the much-maligned Widmer over this concoction. TAR (2745) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Beautifully adorned bottle gets an extra appearance point. Dense, creamy, and rocky foam atop a crystal-clear amber liquid. Extremely ripe and soft aroma of white grape, honey, hay, candied malt, and a touch of wintergreen. Wonderful palate is just begging you to take another sip. Classy flavors offer a hint of barnyard, honey, including a long malty and satisfyingly spicy hop finish. More Hallertauers on the nose would have made this aroma perfect. Overall, this is a super-clean, elegant lager. Easily the best Marzen I have had. Note: I enjoyed the draft better, as expected, but the bottle was a delight as well. Thanks for the bottle, good buddy, ecrvich! harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
My father turned me onto this one a while back. I must say I was really impressed. This went down so easily. Great to pour and has a nice amber glow to it. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2005
A nice spice, grainy, lager nose. Pale gold color and a tight white head. Full honey-ish malt body with a fair amount of hops that form a broad bitter across the mouth. Not a fabulous Oktoberfest, but classy, clean and straightforward.