wlajwl (7115) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Aroma is fruit, malts and a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is fruit, malts, a hint of dark fruit and a tart/slightly sweet finish. Atom (2578) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Pint can pours a clear amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of fruity toffee caramel malt with light yeast. Taste is sweet and fruity, rich caramel and toffee, nutty, with drying yeast and light hop. Suprisingly well made, not bad. superspak (6078) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 16 ounce can into dimpled mug, canned on 7/12/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors; a tad fruity/yeasty. Slightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter finish. This is a nice take on the style, though a tad too caramelized. Very rich and complex Munich/Vienna flavors; with just enough hops to balance the sweetness. A very enjoyable offering. dukeandduke (273) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2017
9/30/17 (Chicago): 16 oz can poured into standard pint glass. Copper pour, medium puffy white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty taste, smooth drinking, minimal carbonation. OK offering. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Tallboy can from Downer Wine. Clear copper, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of caramel and a tinny note. The taste is caramel, raisin, mild hops. Thin, watery. How the hell is this 99th percentile for marzens?
tmoreau (4670) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2017
On tap at The Beer Cellar in Glen Ellyn, IL. as a 9 oz. serving dispensed to a snifter displaying a clear & bright, amber color, a frothy layer of off white head foam, with a curtain of foamy spray as lacing. The nose was soft grain/malt, some toastiness & melanoidins, with just a touch of caramel. The taste was similar, medium bodied, with decent carbonation, light creaminess, and an altogether smooth disposition. A welcome surprise. twindadplus2 (737) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Clear copper amber with a thick light tan head. Aroma is sweet bready malt and a touch of tart fruit. Flavor is smoky sweet caramel malt and a light astringence. Full bodied with very little carbonation and a long smoky finish. It's a decent octoberfest especially for the price. StoutBeerReviews (256) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2017 As others have mentioned, very surprising considering the brand name, tho im not sure it lives up the the hype. Doesn't balance properly. its kinda sticky and thicc but the caramel taste seems artificial. the hop and booze kick also seems separate and not blended. its like things are clashing together in an odd manner. I like my oktos malty, sweet, and well balanced. but hey for the price this is epic. seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Old style Oktoberfest. Is this for real?? Well balanced malty bready beer. A real great tasting beer by old style. Prost. Scipio (1233) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Pours a clear, darker red with a full off white head. The aroma is a bit tame, consisting of caramel, nuts, bread, slight floral hops, and some mild earthy malt. The taste is a bit bitter and has some sweetness to it. The flavors here are just what the nose was presenting. Caramel and bread are the main components, and the floral impressions are a bit more pronounced. I detect a little cherry as well. Caramel aftertaste. Medium in body, with a chewy texture, and average in carbonation. Not bad.