Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Purchase a single 12-oz bottle at Cellar’s WIne & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thick and fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a thin white ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a touch of toffee, and light butterscotch. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, a touch of apples, and butterscotch. Finish is semi-sweet malty with a thin bitterness that quickly disappears. An average octoberfest overall. nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 355 ml. Clear copper with a small head that disappears. Nose is faint but has notes of spicy wood, earthy molasses and marshmallow. Flavor is woody molasses, grilled corn, some sourish fruit, and slight pepper, all with some toasted-nut malt holding it up. Palate is light-medium, dryish, and very tingly on the tongue. Pretty good marzen. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden amber body with a white head. Malty body with a cracker toned malt body, waffers, some light bread y yeast tones. A light earth toned hoppiness with some light nuts and floral yeast. Aurelius (5590) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Peppery malt aroma, light raisins. Medium rusty orange, fluffy one-finger head in a pilsener, average label. Crackery, rather plain lager flavor with just a little tin and toast. Lingering woody bitterness. Not sweet. Medium body. Just average. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2008
This pours a clear amber body with a slender head that soon reduces to a ring around the glass. It has a sweet aroma of caramel and juicy fruit. The flavor gets back to the business of an Oktoberfest, having a toasty malt taste with a balancing herbal/earthy bitterness. Not bad.
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Friar Tuck Wines, Spirits, Beverages, Bloomington, IL
Bottle: Pours a dark amber color with a light head. The nose is toasty with some caramel and juicy plums. A bit of toast, dough and yeast in the flavor with a hint of alcohol and apple in the tail. Decent oktoberfest beer with a little more fruit than I like. Decent balance and a chewy body. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2008
dark copper colored body with a light khaki head. The aroma was caramel and leather. There was an earthy soil compnent, that was acutally nice. The taste was caramel and leather with a light earthy finish of leaves. A decent brew that is certainly a good session option. badgerben (5355) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Another one from JK. Copper color with no head. Floral hop aroma. Fairly sweet malt taste that has a bit of Noble hop bitterness towards the finish. Simple but decent. hotstuff (5274) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Rated on 9-05-2009 at Crown Liquors Event (Bottle) This beer pours a small ivory fizzy head with a short retention, transparent orange body, very little carbonation, and no lacing. The Aroma is malty, earthy hops and spicy. Ditto for the Taste. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer lacks character and has no WOW factor and thus a beer that is not on my list of beers to want again. tmoreau (4679) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Sampled at Famous Liquors Fall /Oktoberfest Tasting in Lombard, IL.. Poured a deep, brownish amber with fairly lasting, off white foam and lace. Not bad for a plastic sampler. The aroma was very toasty malt, and a hint of caramel. The flavor followed with a touch of sweetness and a subtly dry finish. A decent, fall seasonal.