chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
draft... I overheard lots of internal discussion about this beer and how they "have" to make it a certain way, might just explain why its no that good... very light orange, to light for the style... the nose is a generic lager... tastes skunky, not very good... big pass NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Keg donation at our homebrew club’s Oktoberfest. Pours a very standard copper with offwhite head. Nose is fully of biscuity malts. No hops present. Very bready, some light sulfur as well. On taste, nice breadiness, no astringency. Not overly sweet. Nice bitterness. Pretty well built beer. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Mug club draft on tap at the brewpub. Pours a nice deep dark brownish copper, decent haze, with decent offwhite head that dies to a small film, laces ok. Aromas are bready and caramel malts, touch of spice, and noble and grassy hops. Toffee, toasted malts, a good sweetness, lighter bitterness. Initial is similar, bready, caramel, toasty toffee, a touch of grassy hoppy bitterness. A lighter side of medium body, quite quaffable, but lacking much of that Marzen spice. A solid maltier Oktoberfest offering. I’d enjoy this again msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
On tap at Rock Bottom Orland Park. Pours dark ruby color with white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, and nuts. Flavor is malt, brown sugar, nuts and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and finishes kind of sweet. Pretty good for octoberfest style. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
thick ruby color, thin tan head, some lacing. mild nose of malt, earth (very mild). some malt and erthiness in the flavor, but very mild. medium bodied, mildly bitter finish. not a bad brew, but a modest brew, with very little personality.
MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2008
On tap at Rock Bottom Orland Park and served in an English pint glass. This beer poured a clear brown hue with a one-finger thick head of light tan foam. Even lines of lace coated the glass. Surprisingly dark for the style. The aroma was made up of toasted caramel and noble hops. The flavor was true to the aroma. Slightly more roasty than your average Oktoberfest, and finishing with an even bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. A nice example of the style and a good session brew. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2008
tap at RB OP.....medium cola brown pour with a thin wispy white head..... earthy grassy hops with toasted caramel malts..... flavors were mostly of sweet and toasty caramel malts with a little bitterness to it. not bad. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2008
on tap at RB Orland Park, pours dark ruby with white head, nose of toasted malt,flavors are toasty, a bit nutty, clean, crisp and smooth. nice fest beer. JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2007
On tap. This Marzen is a session type, and pours a dark burnt orange color, with nice off white head. This medium bodied brew had a really sweet aroma, which kind of scared me. The flavors also were predominated by the sweetness, but had healthy roasted nut flavors. Low to medium bitterness, and low bitterness from roasted malt. Hop flavor and aroma were really nonexistent Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Originally rated 10/3/2007. Rated moved to correct location 10/16/2007.
This brew, the recipe of brewmaster Iain Wilson, brewmaster, weighs in at a sessionable 4.9% ABV because that’s how he likes to brew things. Fairly dark for the style, a brownish orange, but sports a healthy head. The aroma is sweet with caramel and toasty malt and has a mild balancing earthiness. Medium-to-light bodied, the flavor pretty much reflects the aroma save that, despite the low ABV, there’s a hint of alcohol. Nice.
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