fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 A translucent red color, bubbling with carbonation, contains a small head that smells of fruit and a tinge of alcohol. An abundantly fruity, slightly sour taste transcends into a malty finish across your taste buds. I am generally not a huge fan of Oktoberfests, but Sprechers delivers a fine beer, that tastes of fruit (but not in a bad way) in their rendition. starewich (170) - - NOV 15, 2012
Deep orange-brown. Tastes of oats and caramel, with a well-executed sourness. Thicker feel than usual, seeming maybe even a little gelatinous in the mouth. superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2012
16 ounce bottle into imperial pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of raisin, caramel, apple, molasses, toast, bread, toffee, pear, light nuttiness, and light herbal. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, raisin, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, molasses, toffee, and herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, molasses, raisin, toffee, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest. Well balanced robust flavors, and very smooth to drink. I have a feeling that this was a bottle from last year or older, but it held up nicely. Very enjoyable offering. kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle, BOTMC. Pours murky dark golden brown with a small offwhite head. Toasty caramel cotton candy aroma, bitter and a little metallic taste with candy undertones. Light body, lively carbonation, long, tangy and sweet finish. zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2012
BOTM Club. Pours amber red with a nice creamy off white head, aroma of caramel, cookies, slightly toasted to roasted with fruity tones, flavor is sweet and malty, with caramel, burnt caramel, malt sourness, vanilla, delicate hoppy tones a touch of sweet spices, medium bodied, well made, easy to drink
reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Pours clear dark amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is light and roasty with a touch of fruitiness. Flavor is very fruity with a bit of caramel and dry leaves. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is malty with dry leaves. mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours a mostly opaque copper with a thin, tan head that quickly fades. Decent lacing. Malty but intriguing aroma. Odd, almost chocolate notes in the taste. An interesting representative of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5 DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear deep reddish amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, nutty notes, light vegetal hints and a touch of noble hops. Sweetish chewy malt flavor with caramel, decent toastiness and a mildly bitter herbal hops finish. Medium-bodied. Not bad. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Jenny. Sweet and caramel characteristics... rich and supple oktoberfest. Some body behind it, hazelnut and light cocoa. Patrickctenchi (6587) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours reddish, hazy brown with a foamy tan head.
Scent is peppery caramel.
Taste is malty, caramel...pepper in flavour as well.
Nice, straightforward Marzen......the spice gives it just the right edge.