JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Pint at Sugar Maple. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Nose is malt, caramel, light noble hop and a bit of roast. Toasty caramel malt flavor with a crisp and bitter noble hop finish. Nice. akoeninger (775) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Nice amber color with frothy head that leaves behind a lace on the glass. Faint malt and hop aroma, hops more grassy and malt more candy corn. Nice caramelized flavor sweet but not overly sweet. Easy drinking, smooth finish
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.................................................. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Slightly cloudy amber body with a soapy white head. Nutty, dry caramel aroma with lightly citrus and grassy hops. Similarly "light" flavor - roasty caramel sweetness along with muted grassy, mossy, peppery hops. A well-done beer and I appreciate the extra dose of hops. StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Brilliant, magnifying clarity. Lucid orange in color with a creamy, dense and tan foamy head. Aroma is true to style, with caramel, butterscotch, Werthers Originals, corn husks, potatoes and corn flakes. Flavor gently glides in, distinguishing itself as one of the sweeter and less spicy renditions. Sweet caramel, cedar and Smart Start cereal flavor dimensions. Butterscotch, buttered toffee and a slight copper kettle twang, but not overly ambitious. Creamy and smooth on the palate but not much personality. Absence of noble hops and lacking carbonation. Finish has some vanilla and maple similarities. Decent.
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2007
12oz bottle coutesy of my motherin law. Aroma seemed to be different from other Octoberfests. Was sweet and more malt aromas than usual spice upfront. Off white head didn’t last long and copper color body. Sweet sticky malty flavor with some spicey bitterness up front that disipated half way though beer. Sweet candy aftertaste left on palate decent brew. alexsdad06 (10817) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of my Secret Santa. Thanks. Pours a clear amber color with a medium beige head that doesn’t last. The aroma is moderately sweet caramel malt and biscuits or bread. The flavor is much of the same, caramel malt, bread, but these flavors are joined with a touch of citrus. This is incredibly creamy smooth going down. Decent brew. drpimento (3761) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2008
I like this year’s version of this beer. I’m especially prejudiced towards this style of beer with that nice roasty dry character. Poured with a little head and little lace. Medium dark amber color with red highlights. Typical okfest aroma but a little spicier. Perhaps a bit sharply carbonated, but not bad. Session beer. Good to make beer bread with. Cheers! DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Pours a clear amber. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste offers more maltiness. Not quite true to a Marzen style. But tasty nonetheless. BeerInHeaven (480) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
pours a slightly murky amber gold with a decent bubbly head. Aroma is hay. Taste is slightly sweet, but then a nice balance of malt and hops with fairly quick finish. Nothing off-putting, easy to drink.