thornecb (5880) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour caramel aromas. Crisp and sweet upfront with a sour lasting grain finish. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
Tap. The only tolerable beer of the day. A fest at Ipswich is not a good day. All the beers are terrible and the musles and clams have sand in them. cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Pours a medium brown with a quarter-inch white head. Hoppy and sweet, with a banana/fruit taste. Good autumn beer. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2004
2004 bottle. Pours a dark orange with some light auburn highlights and hints of brown. Small beige head, filtered body. Aroma of fruity hops (candied apples, strawberries, plums) some light caramel malt and yeast. Flavor starts out intensely fruity, especially for a marzen. Grain notes through the middle with bitter hops on the finish and an almost syrupy shot of caramel or sweet toffee. The finish has a fruity bouquet reminiscent of ale yeast, but there is a hint of spicy lager yeast lingering around. Reminds me much of Weyerbacher Autumnfes, not very true to a traditional German marzen, but much hoppier and fruitier. Would like much more dry malt. Body is medium. Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
I have the Dornbusch octoberfest which is brewed by Mercury brewing. So I can only assume that since this beer called Ipswich Octoberfest that has no ratings is the beer I have. Anyway, It had a malty taste which it was dominated by, and a pretty thick palate for an octoberfest. This is not something I would get again.