blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Several draught pints. pours a deep orange-amber with a small diminishing fizzy off-white head. Aroma is quite vegetal along with caramel malt, light hops, some light sugary sweetness and some toffee. Flavour of caramel malt, light hops, light vegetal notes, apples and a light bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. As far as Oktoberfest beers go its pretty good. Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
12 ponce bottle. Clear with minimal carbonation to be seen. An off white head that is small. Soft fruity hops are smelled with light malt and honey. The flavor begins with that gentle fruit and easy spice. It seems to be sessionable. Mild bitterness here. An undertone of figs and tangerine. A zingy feel. There is not a lot of depth in this beer but this is pleasant and works nicely after a vigorous workout. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled. Poured clear, brilliant medium orange with a towering cap of beige head. The aroma was dusty and detergenty, with very little of the caramel or hop presence typically found in the style. The flavor was unfortunately about the same.. less some detergent, but didn’t pick up anything really good to replace it.. lightly-toasted caramel and honey sweetness at the core, surrounded by stale leafy hoppage and some floral notes.. tacky caramel and honey at the less-than-pleasant (but non-offensive) finish. Lighter-bodied on the palate and watery at points.. decent flow at best. I didn’t much care for this. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Aroma: sweet side, grainy with dusty notes, light proper hop profile sitting at back. 6+ wlajwl (7075) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Look: clear amber gold with medium nuoted carbonation. Plus sized top that was rather short lived. Some rings on glass. 3-
Taste/palate etc: medium bodied. Quiet clean lager feel, smooth body , good malt with light floral hop to it. Quiet nice , drinkable Okto. One of better ones on market.
Slight oxidation, not really that bad for a Oktoberfest although it still has that spice taste that makes American Oktoberfests inferior to German standards of the style.
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a very thin fizzy white head that faded very quickly. Looks rather thin on the pour. The nose is fairly thin with a slightly husky note and some light sweetness. I don’t smell any hops in here at all. The flavor is rather thin and sweet with light huskiness on the finish. This is seriously lacking in body and depth of the malt profile. The flavor profile really comes across as more of an Amber Ale than a true Marzen. Light bodied and thin in texture with a slight stickiness on the finish, light fizzy carbonation. Not exactly a role model for the style. Braudog (6837) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a standard-looking amber hue and a tight head of white foam. The aroma is soapy, macro-like. This drinks with a hint of toasty malt and a sweet maltose/biscuit finish. Falls flat. (#4823, 11/18/2012) Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Clear amber with a puffy, light tan head.
Aroma is caramel malt, bread...
Taste is sweet, toasted bread.
Average, but pretty good. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Clear copper, loose white head. Caramel and peppery aromas. Flavor is lightly sweet caramel and peppery hops - pretty much what the aroma promises. Simple, but not bad. jgb9348 (6484) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Clear amber body with a non-existent head. Aroma of VERY funky malt, caramel, cardboard and more funk. Light-bodied; Candy sweetness up front with some old malt, a touch of cardboard and a very light caramel flavour at the end. Aftertaste is very mild with only the malt and light funky sugars coming through. Overall, a pretty subpar beer and one especially weak for the style. No spices, no complexity and frankly no good malt tastes even! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 04-October-2010, sampled in Newport News, Virginia on 13-October-2010.