Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: tasting @ VB 12 oz
Aroma: nutty, woody, fairly malty approach. Some dryness on edges. Slight feel of citrus. Lacking depth.
Top: medium smaller top, short lived. <br
Base: clear amber.
Palate : medium bodied, slightly oily, medium plus carbonation, shorter finish.
Taste: bready, malty with nice rounder feel to it. Minus- overly aggressive carbonation. Slight heat on top end.
simontomlinson (289) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Frothy beige head stayed well on a translucent auburn body.
Malty & dark fruit aroma.
Medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Quite smooth though.
Malt, plum, toffee, brown sugar slightly hoppy on the back.
obguthr (6233) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly yeasty and beany malt and dried leaves. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Honey, dried leaves, and pecans. Medium body easy carbonation. A little too sweet, but true to style.
blipp (8985) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours Amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, lighter toasted bready notes, and faint bitterness. Fine.
TAR (2732) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear light garnet. Jagged collar of eggshell foam. Sloppy aroma of caramel chews, prune, brown sugar, rock candy, toasted bread, candy corn, and apple juice. Edgy, pointy and sharp carbonation. Oppressively sweet, initially, with assertive plum notes colliding with brawny wet bread. No malt detail or vividness is able to overcome the sugar-laden body. Negligible hop zip, with merely a trace of floral and licorice notes. Apple juice contributes additional flabbiness to the pervasive sugars, as notes of wet paper continue to speak to the careless malt extraction. Notes of candy corn testify to the dirty fermentation. Wet, limp and sugary-medicinal finish is comprised of wet toasted bread and raisin. Another slapdash stab at a märzen from an American brewery, that’s ultimately way too underattenuated to enjoy. Very generic and sloppily assembled.
JFGrind (2038) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straight up American style Oktoberfest. Caramel, light bodied and a touch of bitterness.
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Kroger. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some general fruit, could be the apricots, biscuity, some mild earthy bitterness, pretty average.
jeongminyun (14) - SOUTH KOREA - OCT 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (1061) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Pours amber, off white head. Aroma was malts, toffee, roasted grain. Taste was medium sweet, caramel, malts, toasted grain.
bubbleflubber (2209) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep caramel-copper into the glass, clear with a fizzy white head that diminishes with each pull to no lace of which to speak. The nose is of caramel and light spices. Nice caramel and toffee sweetness and met with light pie spices in the finish, closing spicy. The body is medium with a round mouthfeel and appropriate carbonation semi-zest to the palate, as to make a very nice quaff for this Märzen. All-in-all, a nice Oktoberfest... malty, perfect for the season. Good job.