ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark copper color with beautiful clarity. The head starts off as a creamy, off-white color that’s about one finger high, but fades fairly quickly.
S: This one is actually really nice aromatically. The malts are very rich in caramel, and even some chocolaty hints. After it opens up a bit, it develops some floral, grassy hop notes. Hell, I even notice a distant quality of allspice. Surprisingly deep for a marzen.
T: There’s a definite hoppiness (in a grassy expression) to the finish that separates it from some of the sweeter ’Merican-made oktoberfests. It really does help balance out the initial burst of caramel malts well, and even gives a touch of stone fruit flavors. There’s also a distant toffee note on the aftertaste, also.
M: I’d call the body medium, the finish semi-dry, and the carbonation bang-on. This one seems to be a bit more savorable than others, too. And it’s still very drinkable, as the style dictates it should be.
O: I like this one a lot - it’s well crafted, hoppy, yet balanced very well. There isn’t much more to say other than the fact that it’s quite good.
basaywhat (230) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruits, bread, and roasted malts. Has a nice balance between sweet malts and bitter hops. A dry smooth finish. Not too bad.
Dorkenstein (491) - - JAN 25, 2017
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle says enjoy by 19 dec 2016. Rated on 1/25/17. Aromas of toffee, honey, caramel, and some wet leaves. Taste is caramel, toffee, mineral water, and slight toast. honey, wet leaves in the finish. More toast and wet leaves in the after taste. I imagine it hasn’t fallen off too much.
Carlisle (646) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours copper with light beige head that dissipates quickly. Bready malt and caramel flavors.
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theOptimator (381) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deep bread crust, rich and robust..... one of the most impressive examples of malt depth in aroma. Appearance is dark copper crystal clear with bubbly head that dissipates slowly Taste is real deep complex malt, bright bread crust. A bit of tangy hopping but this is malt forward. An excellent example of the difference between malty and sweet.... as well as the toasty bread crust flavor found in well done lagers. Palate is creamy and smooth. Medium light and very soft. Overall a world class beer IMO. More of an Oktoberfest than Festbier. That said, maybe the best Oktoberfest I have had.... German or American. I got this six pack for $5.99... unbelievable. A near perfect example of one of the hardest to brew styles.
allmyvinyl (9969) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Comely Bank. Pours clear dark amber with no real head. Aromas of metallic malt, honey. Taste is tea, honey, faint floral bitterness at the back. Slightly sticky.
hershiser2 (2609) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Probably from Kroger. Deep gold. Nice large offwhite head. Aroma of leaves, cooked squash, grass. Taste is bitter grasses, butternut squash, leaves.
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FatPhil (15154) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap (Bier Bier, Helsinki)
Pale orange, keggy head. Sweet malty aroma. Full smooth palate, almost slick. Sweet malty taste, sticky. Bland and keggy. Not much aroma can escape the keggy head, and it messes up the mouthfeel too. Even lagers can be killed by keg.
ffaoe (633) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
strong malty aroma. dark amber in color with decent head. taste is malty, slight roastyness especially at finish
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light caramel aroma. White foam head that dissipates fairly quickly. Clear copper color. Somewhat sweet with hints of biscuit and a medium hop bite at the end. Finishes clean.
Docavey (69) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this from the bottle purchased at total wine. Made in PA. 5.6% alcohol but doesn't feel heavy. Amber color due to toasted caramel malt. German hops and very citrusy flavor with good topical German bitter flavor.
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