superspak (5497) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2012gripweed57 (2302) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/19/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a small 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, molasses, and herbal hops. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity; fits the style very well. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, pear, apple, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, and herbal hops. Minimal bitterness on the finish as expected; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, biscuit, toffee, light nuttiness, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Pretty nice flavor balance and complexity, but it was not as robust feeling as I was hoping from the aromas; zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest style. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink as expected. Could have used a bit fuller flavor, but this was still a very good style representation. Definitely enjoyed this one.
From old tasting notes. Deep orange red color. Bubbly beige head. Sweet toasted malt nose. Flavor follows nose with toffeeish notes. Herbal hop finish is subdued as not to mask the big malty character you’d expect for a Marzenbier. ordybill (1731) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Savannah, Georgia. The appearance is a rusty gold color with a large off-white head. the aroma is malt and some hops. The taste is malt driven with some hops. An average beer. TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2016
(bottle) My last for season. This is a decent domestic with more hops than the traditional. There is an updated blue label on the bottle, different than pictured above. JStax (6347) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Draft pour. The beer is a clear copper with a beige head of fluffy foam. Aroma is doughy, crisp spice. Some sweet, caramel notes poke through occasionally. Moderately sweet with a quick, dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly solid Oktoberfest. thepatrickman (1307) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle at a kid’s birthday party. Malty sweetness and some grain/nutty flavor dominate -- this is clean and inoffensive.
saledio89 (15) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - SEP 11, 2016
From bottle, pours red-brown with thin white head with short retention and average lacing. Taste of roasted grain and touch of caramel. Bit bitter end. Average beer. Quick3Beers (1200) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a red-brown from a bottle, thin off-white head with good lacing. Aroma of rye toast, or cracker. Flavor is a roasty bready slight caramel with a bit of a burnt note. Good beer. chinchill (4916) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2016
12 oz van into a lager glass.
Beautiful appearance with a deep copper-amber body that’s topped by a thick and tall off-white head. Excellent clarity. Little visible carbonation after ’settling’.
Mild aroma, as expected, with both bready malts and spicy hops evident.
The flavor is a bit more hoppy with a solid malt base. Overalll, lightly bitter Block (2673) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2016
This beer is really light. Some slightly malty flavors in the body which quickly disappears. Low on the hops content as well. LetsGoState (874) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Appearance is amber with tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is light with a balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Not the best example, but drinkable.