Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of toffee, malts and a nice hickory. Pours bronze with almost no head. Taste is nice and hearty. Great notes of toffee and yeast. Sweeter than your average marzen.
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at World of Beer UCF. Pours a copper orange with a white head and aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is of toasted malt, caramel, bread, hops and honey with a crisp, light sweet finish. For the style, very drinkable. Great Oktoberfest brew from CCB.
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper-golden and a short eggshell colored head. Melon rind, pear flesh, and faint notes of toasted malt on the nose. The flavors are identical. Not a good effort. Moderately oily with just a bit of crisp carbonation.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours hazy light amber with a nice off-white head, some retention/no lace. Aroma of toffee, light grassy hops, citrus, earth. Taste is toffee, light grassy bitterness, earth, caramel. Palate is soft, creamy, somewhat thin, grassy finish. OK.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brewpub. Pours orange with a small creamy white head. Smell is sweet honey, lagery, standard Marzen smell with some extra sweetness. La or is sweet and light, with some hints of spice and a slightly dirty Marzen finish. Low carbonation and a lingering honey wheaty taste on the palate. Right on style and at the top of the style, just not my favorite style. Had to try though.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: light copper and orange. Soft white head and a solid white collar of foam. Collar branches out along sides of glass rim.
Nose: tangerines, peaches, apricots, and mango. Sweet, chewy, and meaty. Melba crust and spice in the back – cinnamon sticks. Orange rind. Brisk.
Palate: sweet spiced tropical fruits – spice is in the back. Apricots and peach skins – pits for bitterness. Essence of cinnamon and nutmeg weave in and out. Piles of fall leaves in the yard.
Final Thoughts: a nice Floridian take on the Oktoberfest style from Germany. Not too much complexity but the flavors were clean, precise, and blended together nicely.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a brilliant clear amber thin white head. Nose is semi sweet malts, floral hops and clean crisp grain. Flavor is super clean, perfect malt hop balance. Can drink this forever. One of my favorite beers cigar city has made so far.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Draft from Fermentation. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet bready malts with some light honey. Medium bodied with flavors the same as the aroma with a nice piney ending. Pretty solid Oktoberfest.
guzzler67 (1685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber appearance with an average size, fast fading white head and virtually no lacing. Muted caramel malt aroma with a faint whiff of floral hops. Flavor relies on toasted malts and residual sweetness. Aftertaste does’t contribute anything other than blandness.
OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CCB. Nose is lots of caramel and brady notes with a honey-like sweetness attached to it. The pour produced a nice amber colored body with a sloppy white head. Taste is bready caramel malt with some light honey and fruity esters in the background. I liked the drinkability on this one. A nice brew for sure.