OnTheTrail (583) - Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Pours very clear copper, light brown head, pretty. Artoma is cookie dough, almost sour dough, herbal. Taste is sweet, pretzels, hops well integrated, definitely there but few obvious notes. Mouthfeel fairly light. A light sweetish drinkable beer, quite malt forward. tmoreau (4632) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2017
On tap at Mack's Golden Pheasant Restaurant in Elmhurst, IL., and mug served showing a clear, brownish amber color, with a decent layer of off white froth, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was malty, toasted, subtle yeast, a touch of dried fruit, light tartness, and a hint of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste was similar, with some creaminess to the mouthfeel, and modest earthiness and slightly roasted character to the bitterness. Clean, sessionable, and very food complementary. Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2017
12oz bottle. Clear dark gold with a small white head. Mainly malt aromas and favors, mild hops and caramel sweetness. Lively carbonation, smooth malt finish. ebone1988 (2123) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Not stoked it's green. Aroma is sweet, metallic, earthy hop, wheat, caramel malt, slightly skunked. Appearance is dark amber, almost brown, light tan head. Taste is robust, caramel malt, earthy hops, slight skunk, a deeper flavor and robustness than other Festbier, creamy, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, slick, caramel malt and slightly skunked earthy hop aftertaste. Overall, it's different from other Oktoberfest I've had, and it doesn't look quite right, but it definitely tastes good. voyageurmike (510) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Wegman's. Caramel brown clear, with medium body and mild hops nose. Bitter finish.
peponi (2012) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Aroma: herbs and malty.
Appearance: straw color and thin white head.
Taste: high herbal bitterness, herbs, malty, dry.
Palate: medium body and high carbonation.
Overall: decent maerzen, high bitterness, this is something new. MNAle (226) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Relatively faint aroma of biscuit with hints of spice and fruit. Clear deep amber with a short cream-colored head, thick and bubbly, ending quickly as a thin cap with a ring. Stringy lacing. Lots of visible carbonation. Surprisingly bitter on the initial taste, continuing on through the finish. Taste, apart from the bitterness, is tart and a bit off-putting to me. euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours dark orange brown, soapy tan head. Aroma of corn, caramel, butter, biscuit, dried flowers. Taste of same with slight bittersweet caramel apple finish. I like it. Mouthfeel is spot on for style. oobawa (1737) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Aroma is toasted bread and caramel mixed with Eurolager skunkiness. Ugly pour, coming out a decent orange-gold but giving up a fizzy, brief head with no lace. Taste is better than the nose, full of rich caramel sweetness, buttered biscuits, and mild apple esters, but the skunky floral bitterness on the back end reeks of bad green-bottled German beer, leaving a vegetal aftertaste that clashes with the sweetness on the front. Good feel, lively but creamy. Still a little too old-school European Oktoberfest for my tastes. Rumbero (87) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Aroma: toasted bready malts and subtle caramel sweetness. herbal hop aroma notes.
Appearance: medium amber, almost copper with a nice half inch off-white head with good retention. bright clear.
Flavor: bready, caramelly, malt sweetness smoothly balanced by herbal noble hop bitterness. no hop derived flavors.
Palate: body is medium, texture creamy, moderate carbonation and mild to low astringency. the finish is short and moderately dry with lingering mild waves of bitterness.
Overall: very nice. so smooth that adventurous craft drinkers might find it uninteresting. a classic style. dig it.