hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply amber with a tiny, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma features caramel and toasted malts. Medium-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor offers maltiness up front, then metallic bitterness on the backside. Bottle courtesy of Andrew from Shorts!
deyholla (10686) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a slight maple hue and a tan head that dissipated completely. Aroma has a relatively strong caramel note with a bit of roast and bread. Flavor begins sweet with caramel but mellows a roasted malts grow with a bread note.
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from notes. Pours a clear amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some earthy notes and light citrus, some cocoa, decent enough Oktoberfest, but nothing to seek out.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Mostly clear amber color. Good thin off-white head. Good rows of lace. Medium body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation, lightly slick finish. Good caramel, toasty malt, some earthy hop, hint of chocolate, very nice. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Great oktoberfest. Good to enjoy with my sub, but also very drinkable on it’s own.
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, hints of red fruit, touch of yeast, some biscuit, nice toasted malt notes. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, hints of toast, yeast, spice, finishing spicy, dry, bitter.
onceblind (8184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep dark copper under a thin white cap. Big nutty biscuity nose that’s a bit bready and copper (German) malty. Crisp doughy and toffee loaded flavor that’s german lagerish and semisweet with tones of toffee and nuttiness. Delightful.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a hazy copper body with a fading tan head. Aroma is sweet, toast, corn, bread, berries, light buckwheat, honey, a touch grassy, some biscuit. A standard but good Marzen aroma. Flavors of sweet, earthy, nutty, caramel, corn, biscuit, quite bitter for the style. Earthy and floral as well. Quite dry. Nicely crisp. Seems like a well made beer to me, quite enjoyable for the style, although not exactly traditional. Lively bubbles, a bit thin, dry and brisk. Lingering bitterness. A tasty beer.
jredmond (7861) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled with Moreau and Andrew at GABF 2012. Had this towards the end of the night, after nearly 75 beers and my thoughts were "it’s good for an oktoberfest/Marzen!" Will need to seek this one out for more defined notes but my general thought was that it was good, not great.
Sledutah (7206) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark amber with a medium sized beige head
Aroma: Malts and candy
Taste: Toasted malts, bitter chocolate and caramel
Strykzone (6944) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle bought in Michigan. A big fluffy off white head slowly falls in on itself leaving nice lacing. The beer is cloudy and tea colored. This smells very nutty and has lots of nutmeg with softer spices and fruit. Delightful. The flavor is also nutmeg with more spice and a decent hop bite. There is also some earth and very light fruit. Was sorry to see the bottom of the glass with this beer. The finish was hoppy and fruity. A different but very nice version.