chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich hops and malt aroma. Pours a rich coppery color with a thin but inviting looking head. Very little lacing and retention. Gives an instant sweet taste with a mildly sour flavor after that followed by some tinny bitterness that lingers. The beer goes down smooth and and if very refreshing. Medium carbonation and light body. A pleasant beer.
basaywhat (205) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. pours a dark amber and reddish color. Moderate sweet aroma that is grainy and nutty with balancing toffee, caramel and hints of almond and spices. Taste is similar and a bit too sweet for me but not too bad for an American marzen.
demannu (401) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Been drinking a bit before this so....in terms is Oktoberfest this is decent. With that being said, it’s not really my tyle of beer. Malty, not overly sweet. Not bad but won’t drink again.
superspak (4876) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 1/2017. Pours crystal clear deep orange/light copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, herbal, grass, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, herbal, grass, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/grainy, and lightly slick/silky/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is an excellent Oktoberfest! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. Very rich and robust on malt flavors, without being too sweet. A very enjoyable offering.
cervezadrinker (62) - MEXICO - NOV 1, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour in mug. Cupper color with medium white head, malty-sweet aroma, not very intense, taste is caramel, low-moderate bitterness, hops presence is low, so more a malty brew, decent marzen thou.
nasmith003 (247) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma, decent head. Dark copper color. Malty with hints of caramel. Hops tone it down a bit, but it still finishes somewhat sweet but clean.
AndyW68 (1479) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with off white head. Aroma is light grain and malt. Taste follows nose but is stronger. It adds a little sweet caramel. Not bad.
Chadhami (29) - - NOV 1, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Kind of disappointing, expecting more flavor for an autumn brew. Not much different than a regular Sam Adams.
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, malts. Dito finish. Bit too sweet for me, but the missus likes it.
(from 35cL bottle @ a local tourist trap near Times Square, NYC)
unclefrito62 (136) - Stow, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle out of fall sampler pack. Not much of an aroma. Light caramel copper color. Very well balanced. all the components work well together. I taste the malt and the grain, Mild sweetness to it. Just a really great drinking beer.
comperchris (97) - - OCT 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely deep amber colour with little lacing and slight cream head.
Really sweet on the tongue with a bitter aftertaste. Very moorish and enjoyable
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