fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It has very little aroma. It pours a nice amber color, which I expected for this beer. Its very plain. The first sip starts off bland, a hint of malt. Then it finishes with a light bitter taste. That is it, it really had no complexity at all. It has a very light, watery palate. Just really depressing since its one of my favorite breweries. The old Oktoberfest was infinitely better then this.
StoutBeerReviews (76) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid tasty brew. Nothing offensive, typical Carmel sweet taste for an Oktoberfest. Tastes sweeter than it smells.
R4N5H (935) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Beerhawk, and poured into a snifter on 29-Dec-2016. Clear reddish brown in colour with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma idk sweet - biscuit malt and toffee. Medium body and carbonation. Taste is sweet and malty. Caramel, spices, hops, bread and dark fruit. Light, drinkable but on the sweet side.
scooterbub (1047) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 2, 2017
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a amber/copper color with a thin beige head that last. Taste is of sweet malt, honey, caramel, bread and dark fruit. Sweet malt aroma. Has a decent body. Overall, okay. Too sweet and fruit forward for me.
Ronritter (209) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours orange with medium head sweet malty aroma taste was the same very drinkable
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. Light malt aroma with hints of fruit. Copper color with a decent, cream colored head. Malt sweetness is prevalent, hops come later and linger. Sugary aftertaste.
Radek Kliber (7239) - 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 (94) - 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 (5918) - 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 (8511) - 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 (2708) - 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.