r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Malty, fairly balanced with a somewhat dry finish. A bit of earthiness and a lingering aftertaste. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
On tap at Tribe’s Alehouse. Pour is hazy amber with a small cream colored head. Aroma and flavor of toasted bread, light caramel, tea leaves, raisin, and wheat. Finish is a bit of spice and caramel malt with a touch of oak. jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Rusty orange semi clear pour. Nose is grainy and kinda flat. Taste is oaky, with a nice bite of alcohol, and bitter sweet with some spice. Carbonation is soft, with medium texture. Finish is sweet and dry. Quaff Score 6 / 10 boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at Eatery a with lamont n megan... clear dark orange pour with thin white head... As far as marzens go ..This is top dog. But I’m not a marzen fan XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Super sweet scent with a little spice. Amber in color with no head and carbonation. Taste is a little boozy and has a hint of cinnamon, it's alright.
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bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy dark orange/amber with about a 1/4 inch off-white head that went away quickly. There’s pretty much no lacing at all left on the glass. Aroma is caramel and bready malt, nuts, oak and a bit of tart apples. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. It’s a mostly malty brew, with the caramel and bready malt flavors being the strongest, and with some oak, tart apple, nutty and earthy flavors noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit syrupy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and enjoyable. I think it’s a decent enough brew, but it’s not something I would buy very often. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pint pour @ Fountainheads. Dark orange with an off beige head and lace. Taste is caramel, toasty malt, slightly citric. The bitterness develops nicely. Finish is lingering and decent. Overall not bad.
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Copper with light, beige, head / Sweet nose of spun sugar and malt / Medium body, malty and sweet, cloying, very low carbonation and hopping / Flavors of spun sugar and cooked fruit / Not true to the style, and ignoring that, not a very good beer. zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a dark orange with a small off white head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet , of toasty malt, caramel, bread, and grains with a long finish and alcohol warming. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is about average and lots of spotty lacing is left.
5.0 S: This smells absolutely wonderful. Toasted malts, layers of caramel, and that lager yeast twang. Oak adds a nice layer of complexity with vanilla contributions. This is whatever the olfactory version of "smooth" is. It’s just such a pleasant, subtle nose.
4.5 T: The taste can’t live up to the nose, but that’s okay since it’s still delicious. Caramel and toasted malts, subtle vanilla, and a light metallic lager yeast flavor. Everything is right where it should be.
4.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Silky smooth with a pleasant creaminess. Near perfect here.
5.0 D: The best octoberfest beer I’ve had this season. It may not have bold flavors or a ton of complexity, but it’s so subtly well done, that it’s a near perfect beer.
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DavoleBomb, Sep 27, 2015