TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
Draft on tap at DLD 2012 (Munster, IN). Pours a rich glowing copper hue. Healthy fiery reddish glow and no real haze. A frothy offwhite head dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are crisp toffee, toast, biscuits. Mellow sweetness, touches of spice, and some dry floral and earthy hops. Touch of yeast, spice. Mellow sweetness leaves it a bit bigger than expected. Initial is lighter end of medium, offering crisp toast and biscuits, gentle sweetness, some crisp carmelization, dry florals and spice. Earthy hops offer spice, decent dryness. Middle is just a touch sticky, toffee, toast. Backend is a touch sticky and toasty, growing dryness, toast, and dry Europe hops, touches of spice. Quite drinkable if getting a touch girthy at times. Solid Marzen. cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
dark amber color, aroma of toast, caramel, herbal hops, flavors of toast, caramel, grass, hay, slightly fruity, not a fan of the style but this one is very good jbruner (5122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pours a hazy golden brown on tap with good off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma of fresh, grainy malts and slight sweet, german malts. Taste of bready, grainy malts. Good stuff, one of the best oktoberfest beers I have ever had. rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
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. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a darker copper color with off-white colored head. Caramel malt, a small amount of sweetness, and some hop grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malted goodness.
ben4321 (6676) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Draft at Harbor Bar.
Mostly clear caramel-amber color. Beige head. Toast, grain, and a little caramel. Sweet, but not overly sweet. Clean, smooth feel. A little sticky. Solid. 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.
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 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.
Tampa, Fl - on tap at the CCB Tasting Room. Medium copper pour, off-white head, nice lace. Earthy aroma, some sweet toffee. Flavor has some caramel, a hint of raisins, some ripening vegetables. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid. demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
On tap at DLD 12. That is the most memorable thing about it. It was an average Oktoberfest/Marzen, Glad I got to try something from Cigar City finally. jcartamdg (3521) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours a golden brown with no head. Aroma is weak with not much going on. Taste is malty and drinkable. Really nice easy drinking beer
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