Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
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. DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2016
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. zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2013
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. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2012
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
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
Appearance: light copper and orange. Soft white head and a solid white collar of foam. Collar branches out along sides of glass rim.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
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.
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 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2016
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
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. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
A great take on a classic style of beer. The aroma was fresh of dried orange fruit and a gentle, floral hop scent. Flavors were mild at first, but as it warmed up there was light toffee and again, dried citrus. With a hint of hops in the finish, this beer was incredibly drinkable - cheers!