tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a dark brown color. Smell is malty, somewhat sweet. Taste is a good balance of bready malts and hop bitterness, some caramel. Overall a quality beer.
Huhzubendah (3685) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cafe Berlin in D.C.
Transparent, orange body with a half inch of white head. German lager and fresh hops aroma. Similar flavor. Fresh, quaffable, delicious.
hershiser2 (2793) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$4.70 pint+ bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours orange with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is grass, leaves, light fruit, earth. Flavor is green and grown leaves, grasses, cheap lager, grains. This is a top 50 Oktoberfest? Meh.
Zymurgeist2 (2139) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Gourmet Haus. Malt dominated but lacking well rounded, rich aspects. A little husky. Slightly hazed copper.
rubbishystuff (2481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At fountainhead. Caramelly, not very carbonated, toffee. Quite nice. Serving: Tap
HourGlass13 (780) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours up cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. Aroma is toast malt and earthy hops, a mild sweetness. Flavor is bready with sweet malt, light caramel notes, some twangy hops. Medium light body and moderate carbonation.
freekyp (2111) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super bready with a bit of a noble tawng hop bite. Clean and malty. Pours hazy maize. Little head. On tap at Freemans in Greensboro.
JStax (6005) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wood Cask sample at Holy Grale for Zwanze 2016. The beer is a light hazy copper with a beige head of foam. Sweet and earthy aroma, with spice and herbs. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber color with a soapy cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel, bread. and toffee. Caramel and toffee flavor with bread backbone. Great example of a marzen.
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Grains, caramel, and some breadiness.
bnokk (518) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
APPEARANCE- looks like a true style Oktoberfest, like a marzen should. Better head than mor beers ive drinken at Munich’s octonerfest (an interesting note for my followers, my profile pic on RB is a selfie from the Haufbrau tent in 2014).
NOSE- very little of anything in the nose.
FLAVOR- very light flavor. Probably good for drinking large quantities at the event, bit if I want a beer that has some character, this isn’t it.