Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-19-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an orange-amber color with a small but persistent white head. Over time the head slowly fades, leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is light overall, but has notes of caramel sweetness and a bit of a roasted smell. Other than that there is a very light smell of some lighter fruits.
Taste – The taste begins sweet and maintains that profile throughout the taste. Upfront there is a good deal of caramel sweetness with a small amount of a roasted malt taste. As the flavor advances the a bready flavor increases with some spice joining the flavor as well. While the caramel remains the same strength throughout, the overall sweetness is augmented as the taste moves to the end as flavors of some apple and pear as well as some flavors of brown sugar come to the tongue. In the end a little bit of a herbal flavor combines with the rest, with the mix of flavors leaving a quite sweet, but overall rather pleasant and slightly roasted and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. Both are quite appropriate for the style and suit well the sweet, roasted/malty and spiced flavors of the brew.
Overall – An Oktoberfest that is on the slightly sweeter side with not much hop influence, but a nice easy drinking feel overall. A pleasant and easy drinker.
EithCubes (5715) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Nose deeply malty, dough with a touch of cracker, dark and Munich-y with some pump character. Rich, deep orange with medium carbonation and a layered, dense beige head. Taste semi-sweet with a large bread component, superbly malty (really turned up to ’11’!) with excellent complexity, there’s dough with some latent spice, hops are fresh and grassy and citric but kept short. Alcohol supremely well-hidden; clean, fresh medium body, fuller at times, juicy at others. Exemplary rendition with just enough American to throw off the shackles of tradition.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle into glass, dark red pou with thin off white head, aroma is fruit, and malt, im not the biggest marzen fan, but this one is pretty decent, smooth, easy driniing
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy malted pour of moderate amber with light off white head. Nose is malted and sweet, moderate nuttiness. Flavor follows. It’s nothing spectacular but it’s nothing bad.
Travlr (22909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, medium off tan head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste is sweet malty caramel. Not bad.
akoeninger (721) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored with white head. Earthy, damp aroma with hints of sweetness, toffee, and nuts and faint floral hops. Smooth, sweet and rich up front with some lingering floral hops. Mediumish body. Medium carbonation. A solid Oktoberfest.
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HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma’s sweet malt, taste’s malt with a fall bitterness, it’s a nice enough oktoberfest.
thegreenrooster (4183) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a brown with a small white head. Aroma is a lager wet paper bag with a bit of toasted malt. Flavor is a better showcase of the malt. A decent, rich malt with very low bitterness. Finishes very clean and refreshing for a marzen. Could have used a bit more body to it but I guess this is a decent attempt.
TXBadger (2683) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, roast, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt flavors.
alexsdad06 (9727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from early backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some caramel, biscuity and toasted malt, some earthy notes. Nose was pretty weak. Worth trying once.