steelers (35) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12 oz bottle I poured into a glass. Clear dark gold,short head,slight froth with light lacing. Aroma is grainy,sweet,some toast,carme.Vanilla notes. Carmel toast or slight roast. Crisp kind of tangy, light citrus finish. I enoyed this beer, not as good as Hofbu OctoberFest tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at The Shoreline Restaurant bar in Gill’s Rock, WI., displaying a clear, amber tone, with off white spray as lacing. The nose was toasty, with a little dank grain scent. Light to medium bodied, with okay carbonation, the taste was also toasted, with a touch of caramel, and moderate, hop bitterness that had some earthy and lingering qualities. A decently quaffable Marzen. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma and taste is malts and spice.
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Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Poured amber, white head. Aroma was malt, toasted malt, light. Taste was medium sweet, roasty malt. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Pristine, transparent and pale copper in color with a laundry foam head of white. Aroma reveals a toasted assortment, rounded out by crisp bran flakes getting capped with auburn hazelnuts, caramel and honey. A sweet whole wheat brown bread scent keeps the traditional sense going. Flavor lays in frankly. Sweet whole wheat and cornmeal with caramel make the first impression on the palate. Quaffable, expansive carbonation. Warm brown bread diffusion. Caramel sweetened whole grain oats parceled with toasted bran flakes. Medium bodied and a frequent contributor to all areas of the mouth, finishing with leaven bread, oat dust and a mild toffee talc afterlife.
Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear golden amber brew with an off-white head that has a decent slow dissolve to a fine film and ring. Aroma of caramel malt with a touch of honey and banana. Taste is medium bodied, some light carbonation with flavors of sweet sugared caramel, honey and banana. Finish is slightly watery and thin with a faint caramel aftertaste. An average Oktoberfest. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Had this one on draught at the brewery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Clear, copper pour with a thick off-white head. A nice malty nose and character. Pleasant but ultimately weak. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a solid amber color with a small, whispy white head. Aroma is quite sweet. Caramel malts and some light vanilla notes as well. Flavor is what you would expect from the aroma. Some toffee and possibly a touch of hazelnut in there as well. Nothing too memorable, but certainly a drinkable and refreshing beer that is quite good this time of year. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours a semi cloudy copper colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma is slightly nutty, rich roasted malt character and subtle hops. A little toasty with a hint of maple syrup. Drjohnrock (805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Let’s see, I’ve got a few dozen beer ratings I could do from tasting notes written in my notebook and on various scraps of paper over the last 24 months or so, but what the hell, it’s Oktobefest season, so I’ll review three in that style that I’ve recently had that are new to me. First up is Point Oktoberfest, from a 12 ounce botle from Keller’s IGA, tasted on August 25, 2010. Slighty cloudy light gold/amber color, small off-white head, light sweet aroma, smooth light toasted malt flavor with a hint of pumpkin. Easy drinking--maybe too easy. If Point upped the amount of the good ingredients it could have a real contender instead of the pleasant diversion this beer represents now.
Then again, this could be a good gateway beer for macro types. I took this to a party over the weekend, and a friend who tried it liked it because the flavor WAS light, unlike other marzens he’s had that are "too heavy". Yeah, he needs educating, but at least it was a start...