Tessic (1131) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a deep red colour woith a nice bright white head. To the nose there are scents of ripe fruit, apples and allspice. First taste had flavours of very ripe fruit and sweet malts. Raisins and spice with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Finish is sugary with flavours of raisins lingering.
italianjohn (3063) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Clear amber pour light off white head caramel nutty aroma ... smooth caramel malty taste toffee and light nut and sweet spices with light hop at the end .... a really enjoyable and easy drinking oktober
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an excellent deep amber, the kind you’d take home to mom. Smells great too, roasted malts and their autumnal sweetness, along with the classic beery whatever that smell is that I assume is caused by fermentation. Flavor is much like the aroma, but with a little more sweetness at the beginning, and a little more roastiness at the end. It’s great.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (Belmont Party Supply-Dayton, OH)-Pours a very light amber with a light white head. Slight sweet aroma and hints of caramel. Very light bodied taste with only slight bitterness. Not a bad Marzen. Refreshing.
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 10/2/09 (Binny’s Naperville)-Pours a clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and sweetness. Taste of the same with a bit of hops and citrus along with some more sweetness. This medium bodied brew is very well balanced and quite smooth. Nice job.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange color with a fizzy white head. Some smooth malts with a mild caramel flavor in the nose. Sweet and malty flavor at the beginning with a dry and lightly bitter middle. Finishes dry and crisp with some bitterness that lingers.
drfabulous (7483) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hue. Light malty body. Some sweetness. Decent. Not impressive though.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Nice deep munich malt aroma. Deep, bread-like and satisfying. This is the real glowing Oktoberfest aroma that I expect and crave. Pours a brilliant shiny clear orange-amber, with bronzed gold fringes and soft white head, settled in above. Oooh. The flavor is so satisfying and crisp. Rich, faintly port-like malty raisin character from the Munich just bleeds through the beer, infusing it with an intoxicating chewiness. The cool, snappy lager quality plays of the maltiness, giving it a rich balance. Mmmm. This is good. It’s not a 5.0, but for an Oktoberfest, it’s pretty freakin’ incredible. Stellar brewing!
JaBier (7656) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample. Clear amber pour with a big tan head. Grainy malt and caramel nose with some light hops. Caramel malt flavor with a bittersweet caramel and hop finish. Not sweet through and through like a lot of o-fests and that’s a good thing.
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dusty’s Tap Room, Okemos. Clear straw/orange body, thick, puffy buff head. Earthy nose with toast and sugars. Malty body with sweet residual sugars and hints of alcohol, finishing with bitter, earthy hops. Too sweet.