MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet, malt, caramel. A little bready. Similar taste, a little bit of a dry finish. A little bittersweet, possibly dark dried fruit.
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice looking ruby reddish dark amber. Large frothy dense off-white head, partially lasting with lace. Malty sweet aroma, caramel, little toffee, bready. Medium body. Finish is dry, a bit earthy, residual sweetness too. Classic oktoberfest. Classic oktoberfest that leans a little more towards the dryer, nuttier side.
Nero55 (922) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark amber with small off white head. Aroma of caramel. Light body with caramel and slight malt sweetness.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toasty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a large apricot/tan head. Flavor same as nose - toast and caramel malt flavor with a very subtle toasty bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, average carbonation.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz, Sprecher bottle, twist-off. Rusty brown color, dark tan head. Initial aroma of musty attic, it may be an old bottle. As it opens up there is a bit more of toasted malt, caramel character. As well as some fruity notes. It definitely needed to open. Somewhat of a metallic character, some toffee-like notes, some caramel, toasted malts flavors. Soft, creamy texture. Overall, there is a dominating fruity character in this beer that kinda takes it away from the style of Oktoberfest/Märzen for me. It is definitely in the category of Vienna with the slightest blood line to an Alt bier. Still a great beer, (BUT) with more of toasted caramel & fruit esters, and less oak, it just isn’t Märzen for me...
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Roasty caramel with a good dose of citrus fruityness. Pretty decent beer, considering I don’t like Marzen styles.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of sweet caramel, munich malt, caramelized wort, fruit, plums, raisins, dates. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
edgallow (4039) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz bottle pours amber brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, spice and a little citrus. Taste is caramel, toffee, syrup and grass.
Ernest (7589) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a note of candy sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Nose is amazingly simple...pretty much just sugar/caramel. Very sweet in the mouth without much of anything to balance. Pretty poor.
pumpmaster (1382) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine PembrokePpines, FL for $3.99/4-pack. Very good.