balloonbuffoon (535) - - OCT 18, 2017 truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Slightly opaque golden color topped by a fairly active head that dissipates a bit quickly. Aroma is of bready malt with a faint touch of hay. Flavor is typical for the style, perhaps just a bit too sweet. The hops do appear more fully on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel seems a little thin to me, but I’ve already been drinking winter seasonals this year! This is a pretty good O-fest, but I’ll stick with the German brewers for the best.
12floz bottle, BBD: 01.01.2018, $10 paid for a six-pack, pint glass. Appears copper in color with clarity and nearly no head. Butterscotch aroma is more pronounced than many octoberfests I've tried. Tastes like buttered toast, which is in line for the style. Definitely drinkable, but is below average for the style in my opinion. oobawa (1660) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Quality marzen, alluring in its sweetness yet not indulgent, mixing caramel and toffee notes with a nutty backbone and undertones of toast and crackers. Finishes with a hint of lager esters and a tiny spark of floral noble hops. Nose is a bakery in full swing, and the pour's lovely, deep orange-brown with a thick white head and minimal lacing. Texture is seriously creamy, carbonated just enough to keep the malts from growing unwieldy but smooth as hell. Very good festbier. ryanscourt (1520) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Tried via blind taste test, guessed 3.4 Oktoberfest...a heavy malty Oktoberfest. tfontana (1094) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Greg & Jane's Beer and Wine. Appearance is clear copper with light sparkle, 2-finger width, off-white foamy head (after vigorous pour) with fair retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is crackers. Taste is mild caramel malt with earthy hop balance. Palate is light-to-medium smooth, silky texture, soft carbonation and lightly sweet finish. Overall, nice looking and feeling but aroma and taste are not terribly strong. Bacchus66 (905) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2017
12oz bottle. Slightly hazed orange amber with a thin off-white head. Smooth pale malt, cracker, toffee sweetness, nuts, cereal. Mild hops. Smooth malt finish.
weitz15 (593) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Light amber pour, spiced aroma. Medium malted body, with a light watery finish. fidemaster (335) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Nice aroma of bread baking. Deep orange color with a decent head. Very watery. Starts off bitter, then you get a burnt taste. It has a strong, horribly bitter finish. I hated it, sorry victory.
bwy (94) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Smooth, malty, almost like a roasted cracker. Not your typical Oktoberfest beer.
Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 55 Nero55 (947) - Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle. Amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt sweetness, dark fruits. Medium body, medium sweetness, dark fruits. Svesse (8743) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2017
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with dense big, lasting, off-white head. Malty nose with treacle-toffee, dried fruit, figs, crisp-bread, wort and caramel. Malty taste with notes of treacle-toffee, dried fruit, wort, caramel, a slightly sharp malt profile and a finish with a mild bitterness and a slight acidity. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. A bit sharp and unbalanced, but decently drinkable. Enjoyable.