JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
This is an excellent oktoberfest. Flavor is more complex than most, and I get some wheat in addition to caramel malt and light spices. Dark orange color. Top of its style. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Aroma was toasty malt, a touch of apple,and just a little zing of hop,that being said you really had to troll your nose to pick up up any of this,taste was the slightly sweet flavor of German yeast,had a little bit of bitterness after the third sip, refreshing, a nice session brew,but nothing like you get at the German Beer Hall in Milwaukee KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Amber color. Smell of malt, bread, caramel, sugar and minor spice. Taste of caramel, malt, spice, bread, nuts and minor hops. Refreshing and crisp. Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Picked up a six-pack from Bob McFarland’s Liquors in McFarland, Wisocnsin. Pours a clear old copper penny amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a ring and film top. Aroma of caramel malt, some flowery hops and a touch of sweet apple and honey. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of sweetened caramel, roasted nuts, some spiced apple and a touch of honey. Finish is semi-sweet with a more caramel malt aftertaste than bitterness. Good and bready malty oktoberfest style beer. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a dark amber with a smallish head. Aroma of caramel with a bit of fruit and nuts and toastiness as well in there. Some earthiness comes through in the flavor. Solid beer.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
12oz bottle. pours reddish copper with small white head. nose is bready, nuts, and grainy. not a big aroma. flavor is pretty bready, with some a nice hop flavor and sweet malty finish. watery mouth feel. decent. i like this more than my score indicates but hey the score is the score. Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2007
12 oz bottle
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
I knew this was coming out soon but it still caught me by surprise on a beer run. I now have five more to enjoy for the next few months to tide me over until the new year. The Organic Pale Ale (the winter release) sounds like it could be interesting but doesn’t quite get my blood pumping. This is one that has been around for a while and I’m glad to see it back. It’s not the best Oktoberfest beer but it is certainly well made.
Aroma / Appearance - Lively carbonation percolates from the bottom of my sampler glass throughout the rusty brown body. Malt and cherry extract are the key components of a relatively simple nose. I wasn’t expecting much from an Oktoberfest though.
Flavor / Palate - Nutty malts fade quickly into walnuts and then nothing. The dry finish leaves one wanting more - I could have easily had two more over the rest of the evening. It is perfect for a cool fall day sitting on a porch. Easy to drink and affordable I think Dan Carey should keep this in the annual rotation.
This marzen pours a deep copper color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized quickly dissipating white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and caramel. A medium to full bodied marzen. The malts are caramel and fruity and not very sweet. The hops are spicy and earthy. Nice balance. The carbonation is fairly lively, but it’s a whole bunch of small bubbles. Nice Oktoberfest beer, lots of flavor in this one. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly spicy and bitter. prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
It’s beginning to be that time of year again...and this is one of the beers I’ve looked forward to for Oktoberfest. Nice orange color, lots of malty fruity flavor that meshes with the aroma, and a clean finish. A very good Marzen. jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Poured a rich amber with a quickly fading head. Strong aroma of malt and spices. Very powerful taste of dark malts and a few lingering spices. Had a slight warming effect on the throat with a decent aftertaste. Not a big fan of Oktoberfest beers, but this one was pretty good.