BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another good offering from Sprecher. Aroma sweet and malty. Beer poured a copper/orange color. Flavor creamy, nutty(unique to me for an Oktoberfest), with some malt sweetness.
Strykzone (6863) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Coppery and hazy. A nice beige head. Just a little spice and plenty of fruit in the aroma. Feel is richer than most. Caramel flavor leads and it is akin to candy. A little fruit and sourness that is herbal, and then some grass.
hershiser2 (2341) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from total wine. Pours slight hazy Brian with an inch of beige head. Aroma of caramel mays and grasses. Taste is caramel malts. Nothing much else. Boring.
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obguthr (5836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Labeled Oktoberfest 5.5%: Tea and pecan nose, honey and malt also present. Hazy tea colored, medium yellow head. Very sweet cane sugar, honey, and pecan. Some fusel alcohol. Light body, moderate carbonation. Drinkable, but cloying.
nasmith003 (250) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt aroma with hints of fruit. Copper color with a medium head. Malty with a solid hop presence. Light to medium body with good carbonation. Clean finish.
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish brown with an off white head. Malt aroma. Flavor is earthy with caramel.
JDBaker11058 (1999) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
appearance: clear coppery orange, with a finger of creamy beige head that shrinks to a collar; good curtains of bubbles linger. aroma: caramel, toffee, raspberry, cherry, toasted nuts. taste: very sweet caramel and toffee up front, then the fruitiness from the aroma comes through clearly; then comes a bit of earthy, almost herbal bitterness. finish: the malty, fruity sweetness comes back at the very end, but there’s also a hint of minerality that comes out. notes: This is a good oktoberfest. It’s a little rich and fruity for my preferences in the style, but it’s undeniably good. Only thing I wasn’t wild about was the slightly astringent, herbal minerality on the back end.
hayduke (4985) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend in Wisconsin. Pours pour from the 12o stuffy bottle red amber with an off-white head and decent lacing . Nose of rich roasted caramel malts. Medium body and very smooth lager mouthfeel. Flavor hows toffee and a bit of floral hoops., Finishes earth and dry, .A very nice Marzen in the German style. I liked this one a lot.
rondphoto (4176) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear amber brown color, beige head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is caramel toffee and malt that becomes more earthy and bitter on the swallow, then moves neatly to a lingering sweet finish. Nothing notable here, just as it should be: comfort beer for nippy autumn evenings.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweeter interpretation of the style, a bit muddy flavorwise but tending towards general caramel maltiness. Lacks the complexity of the Full Sail Marzen, but still a really good version of the style.
spatenfan (61) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Very good Oktoberfest, malty, thick, and sweet. One of the better American examples of a Marzen.