Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Cloudy brown with a thin white head.
N: Grainy, light cracker, pine, earth, toffee. Some toast and oxidation.
T: Lightly sweet. Not really bitter.
M: Light body, soft carbonation, no alcohol.
O: It’s fine. There really isn’t much here though. BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Really enjoyed this, it’s crisp and clean, well rounded, tons of deep malt flavor with a nice savory hop note. You will want like five of these. troopie (2320) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Very lager-y. Pale orange with thin white head. Some lacing. Medium flavour with a bit of rusk. Some roast in the malty aroma. Sweet tempered by bitter hop finish.boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 2.4
Draught, red brown with thin head. No lacing. Faint malty aroma, with a woody, barrelly note. Thin Body. Rather bland flavour. Somewhat sweet, but not good sweet. Almost no finish. There are many better Oktoberfest biers.
Bottle... Poured deep, reddish with a nice head. The nose was clean, a mild cocoa/toasted maltiness, with a bit of nuts, and a little bit of must. I liked this Marzen a lot. It’s crisp, got a bit of a good yeast tone, still remains complex while being very clean and crisp. Toasted almond flavors, cocoa, and a sweet malt flavor. Maybe not totally true to style, but I really enjoyed this one. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
neepsntatties (1973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Date: September 20, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light bready character
Flavor: caramel malt flavor, nice bready Munich, just a touch of sweetness, balancing earthyness dries it out, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, OR. Colour... amber with no head. Palate... sweet, malty somewhat Marzen-like. Palate... moderate C02, "grainy" malt, lightly sweet with some bitterness ’round the edges. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2008
On tap at the NOL 5th Quadrant in Portland, OR--Poured a deep amber body with a small wispy off-white head. Nutty, roasted, bitter hoppy and malten nose. Spicy Saaz hops all the way through. Not as creamy as I like German Oktoberfestbiers. Not enough Malt bite. Not terrible, but far from stylistically adequate. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2008
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. I was really disappointed in this Ofest. Much to fruity malts and light diacytel left this feeling like a sad experiment. This lacked the rich malt flavors that I enjoy out of a Oktoberfest. Ungstrup (37275) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
Draft at the brewpub, October 2007. An amber beer with a thin beige head. THe aroma is sweet and dominated by malt. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of butter, leading to a dry bitter finish.