alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours pours a slightly hazy dark golden amber with a medium sized foamy off white head. The aroma has toasted malt, hints of caramel with mild sweetness. The flavor is lightly toasted caramel malts, slightly nutty, hints of hops but this is definitely malt forward. Medium bodied, pretty good Octoberfest.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red orange and translucent body with a creamy light orange head. Medium amber malty aroma with a bit of nuttiness. Nutty malty flavor, particularly amber, with a bit of sweet bitterness on the finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good American Oktoberfestbier. KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle. Malty nose, caramel, chocolate, toasty and almost roasty. Close to a toasty Vienna. Pretty brown with orange and a low, fine head. Clear. Toasty flavor with some chewy caramel. Strangely toasty. Definitely unique for the style but tasty and very well made. Not traditional. marcus (10670) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Poured orange/copper with a massive beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a decent caramel malt flavor with some light hop bitterness. It’s fairly tasty, but the malt is too thin. phaleslu (10666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a deep clear orange color with a small off-white head. Notes of caramel, toast, nuts, straw, spice, and dried leaves. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Really solid. The flavors and aromas really come through in this one, whereas other marzens can be a bit bland. Best of the style I’ve had in quite some time, probably the best American one. Ignore the Swede two spots before me on this one.
DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Clear amber, moderate white head. Straighforward caramel malt aroma and flavour, with a hint of fruit (cherries?). Surprisingly average, coming from Victory. onceblind (10561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Clear burnt orange with a nice lasting cap. Big dry malty aroma of biscuits and toffee, with some sort of earthy funkiness I cannot put my finger on. Flavor is nice and full but on a medium body. Big malty toffee and biscuit malts, with some dry mustard-like tone. A very malty and slightly bitter oktoberfest, sweet on the start and dry on the middle-finish, as it should be. Pure autumnal goodness. olio (10548) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
355 ml bottle @ Naamat.sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2008
Pours amber color with a small head. Some berries and malts on the nose. Malts, berries, toffee and faint earthy notes on the flavor. Some really weird notes here, don’t like it.
Courtesy of damienblack.
Pours orange/copper, off white head.
Aroma and taste, some nice hops, caramel malts, possible notes of corn giving a sweet aroma.
Aftertaste of light hop bitterness.
Nice risp finish, refreshing and easy to drink. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2009
On tap at Quarry House Tavern. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a thin, beige head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Caramel malt, Worcestershire sauce, and earthy grain aroma. Taste is simple caramel malt with some good, basic balancing hops. Very basic, rich lager.