Nsanders (1163) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Can. Orange with a medium white head. Malty, under ripe banana, yeast and a little alcohol. Light sweetness. Medium body with a foamy feel. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Golden to copper pour small white head. Mostly a sweet style grains and caramel a bit of a gritty post swallow texture.
Decent for the style but not my fav. MNAle (216) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Clear dark amber with moderate carbonation. Tall slightly off-white bubbly head, receding casually. Aroma is nice... fruits, perhaps a bit of caramel. Taste is slightly spicy fruit with a solid malt / bread backbone. Not too sweet. Moderate-to-substantial feel. There is a very slight bittering in the finish that fades quickly. Very slight presence of alcohol in the aftertaste. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 24, 2014
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. ganache (6033) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
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
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
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 (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, medium off tan head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste is sweet malty caramel. Not bad. akoeninger (770) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
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.