crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice caramel color body with hints of red to it. A nice tan head that had nice retention but no lace. Caramel malts dominated the aroma, but there was a slight spiciness to it in the back. Flavor had a good malt profile, nice sweet caramel malts which had a nice almost pepper finish in the end. A nice smooth finish, light bodied and great session beer. Although it was mostly one-dimensional the beer was pretty good.
StoutBeerReviews (120) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was pretty good stuff, nice and thick palate, good strong caramel flavor. quite sweet upfront, gets mellowed out on the back side. Ill have to compare it to new glarus or sam adams
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle, 9/20/16. Clear dark strawberry red large fizzy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, berries, bits of earthiness. Thin, nearly flat.
Strykzone (7182) - 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 (2800) - 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 (6182) - 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 (252) - 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 (2071) - 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 (5138) - 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 (4352) - 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.