ffaoe (833) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2017
moderate malty aroma. amber and clear in color with nice long lasting head. taste is malty, a little light in depth fidemaster (334) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Pours a beautiful rich amber color. Complex nose of spice, caramel, vanilla, oak, apricot, baked bread and pumpkin spice. Starts off sweet, caramel, apple pie, pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, baked bread, and biscuits. Has a nice oak taste from the barrel's with a nice kick of alcohol. Has a lightly sweet, thick, rich, and malty finish. Its smooth and drinkable. One of the best Oktoberfest beers, ever!
beerluva (32) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Draft pour- pours copper with nice latticing. Virtually no aroma to it though. The oaking gives it a bitterness not really seen in this style. Not what i look for it a marzen style. Really no malt to speak of. jmjordan (3) - - SEP 3, 2017 does not count
This beer has a lighter bodied taste than I expected. Though it has a lower stated IBU (22.6), I tasted more of a bitter taste after drinking. Not unpleasant at all... Just was not what I was expecting. Maybe I was wanting more wood notes of the Oak Aging? If I wanted a beer that would be acceptable to a broader group of people, this would be one to consider.
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Full-bodied but not overly malt. Good but not great flavor................................
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Itzjerm (3056) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2017
A strong marzen. But nice bready malty beer. Nose is fruity. Flavor is yeasty. Body is creamy. Wood is subtle but obvious. Nutty creamy marzen like well done. I would drink this or get this. Nice hop balance. Well done. alexsdad06 (10596) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear amber/copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, light spice, oak, some fruit character especially on the nose, general bitterness to the finish, ok. Teg12 (2) - - APR 22, 2017 does not count
Nice balance of simple physics with a touch of pop. No huge hoppy explosion. Not too sweet or sour. djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a clear orange with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is bready malt, spice, dark fruit. Medium body, rye, bread, light booze finish, decent. mansquito (6722) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Alewife, Queens tap: pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, and some tree. Taste is kind of sweet. Low hoppiness. Some tree. Alcohol is relatively well covered. Easy drinking but not very memorable.