whiskeyrocks (90) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Might be my favorite Oktoberfest. Perfect blend and flavor. Light caramel flavor with that hint of yeast. Love this beer and this time of year...
krumbum (1106) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy orange with thin white head. Smells like fruity wet bran. Honey grainy in a medium thick body. Nice mellow bitter finish.
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A suprisingly well-done maerzen form the US. No diacetyl, beatiful layers of sweet, bready malt, and a facefull of noble hops, but properly executed.
Frank (4150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Blind rating: This is a tasty one. It’s very clear amber w/ a foamy head. It’s clean and very floral w/ lots of hops. It’s slightly sweet w/ crisp carbonation. This is a well made beer across the board.
Original Rating (3.5):This is a decent Oktoberfest that’s quite drinkable at the expensive of being a little light on flavor. It is a clear orange color w/ a small white head. It’s nose is nice and malt--mostly caramel--w/ a hint of floral hops. Taste is on the light side but w/ a similar and pleasant balance of malt and hops as is in the nose. This is a medium bodied beer, just slightly sweet w/ fine but vigorous carbonation. It finishes crisply w/ some lemon zest and sugar lingering on the tongue. This is actually on the strong side for an Oktoberfest, I’d say, but it drinks like a much lighter beer, which is a nice change of pace for a style that is frequently oversweet and heavy.
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a beautifully clear dark-honey amber, and forms a massively fluffy slightly off-white head that leaves lacing on the glass just by diminishing.
Smell: Glazed doughnut with pepper sprinkled atop,
Taste: Thick bread, sweet caramel, slight hints of toffee, white and black pepper, vague suggestions of earth and wood oils. A bit of a floral tinge at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium, and sharp.
Overall: I enjoyed this marzen. I would drink it again.
HonusWagner (2159) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit hoppier than usual for style but a nice nutty Oktoberfest is hard for me to turn down. Good stuff.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. We had a keg of this bad boy for our Homebrew club Oktoberfest. Pours a very attractive burnished bronze with fluffy offwhite head. Nose is toast, crisp notes of wheat bread and beer. Crisp hop notes. Text book take on the style, fermentation is super clean. Good body and CO2 levels. Revolution is definitely doing the right things...
ryecatcher (1407) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, copper-amber color, little in the way of head or lacing. Nose is malt, bread and almost a pie spice aroma (reminiscent of some holiday ales). Really nice mouth, with some caramel and bread, light hops bitterness. Finishes pretty clean with a lingering slight bitter note. A very nice example of a Märzen. The RBC beers are Batting .1000 for me so far. ;-)
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good representation of a Marzen. I really liked the aroma and the way this beer looked in the glass. Medium on the hops but lots of nice spice notes. Pretty clear bronze color with a smallish white head and some lacing. Taste is where it really shines. Lots of caramel, toffee, bread, and some other spices that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but where tasty and unique. Maybe some coriander and even some other stuff comes through as it warms a bit in your glass. I will definitely buy more of this and savor it through October. I love these guys.
jgb9348 (6055) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich deep copper, bronze and amber coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, nuts, earth, hop bitterness, caramel and a bunch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Dense, chewy, pungent malt notes throughout with a deep sweetness and alcohol flavour right behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity and a very strong malty note with a nut and earth bite that lasts quite a while. Overall, a nice and potent beer with no flavours lacking - a strong beer, but good in nearly every way! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2013.