DiarmaidBHK (4895) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Draft at taco Mac. Pours brown with a thin white head. A few caramel notes on the nose. Some nice maltiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid! chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage, served in a Highland Brewing pint glass.
A wee bit different, with a slight darker orange-gold body and more flavor from noble hops than a typical Marzen. Crystal clear with a proper looking level of carbonation. The medium-high carbonation is well-chosen, and gives this beer a light crispness. The smallish off-white head has limited duration and leaves little lacing. The aroma features bready German malts with some spicy and herbal notes from the hops. The hops come more to the fore in the near semi-dry and lasting finish.
O - refreshing and very good for style. Would be nice with a large Bavarian pretzel. eRock_2013 (469) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
A distinctive American take on the Oktoberfest style. Appearance was average, a little more orange-ish color, not much head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Mild hop presence in aroma and taste, also some toasted malt. Closer to full-bodied mouthfeel. Highlight of this beer is its incredible smoothness. Recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12oz bottle pours a murky orange color with a quickly dissipating white head. the aroma is of malts, semi sweet with some touches of hops is the best I can come up with. the flavor is malt forward with some mild bitterness in the middle and on the end. pleasant tasting for this style of beer. seems like mild breadiness in there as well...almost an orange taste but I could be wrong. overall decent and drinkable. OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle gifted from friends. Thanks Mike and Andrea. Aromas are bread, caramel, grass, iron, copper. Pours a rusty orange. Flavor is bready with a metallic twang to it. It’s not offensive but it seems to be the first thing my mind thought of when drinking this. Overall it’s a good brew.
Reynolds314 (3441) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Better than old ipas. Caramel, nutty, light hay. Moderately sweet and bready lager without much depth. Kind of decent i suppose. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Pint on draft at Za’s Pizza Pub. Aroma: Has a pretty full spiced breadiness about it; hop character is freshly herbal and tends towards lemon. Appearance: Transparent copper body with soft carbonation holding up a sticky tan head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Slightly spiced bread up front that is quickly met by a growing herbal hop presence and a bit of lemon; the finish is mostly dry and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A well constructed example of the style that features a fresher-feeling hop presence than many others; maybe I just happened upon a fresh keg. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Pours a translucent copper orange gold with a one finger frothy yellowish head. The nose is malty, sweet, earthy and bready malt, no precursor to the bitterness in the flavor. The flavor is sweet, grainy, mild astringent bitterness, more than a traditional marzen, earthy, lager characters, sharp. Very sharp biting bitterness on the mouthfeel. Not too hot. nearbeer (5417) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
12 oz. Clear copper with a quarter inch of creamy foam that tries to last. Nose of dry earth, husky grain, caramel and a tinge of spiciness. Flavor is a nice blend of light toasted grain, caramel apple and a touch of earthy spice. Hints of pepper, lemon and wood resin on the finish. Light-medium body is mildly tingly, softish and smoothly carbonated. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Honey malts, biscuity, spicy hops on the nose. Pours amber gold with a thin white head. Very smooth and malty, biscuity, with spicy grassy hops in the flavor. Very mild, but very drinkable.