climberbob (454) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer not much head. Smooth malty some floral aroma. Slight sweetness. Ok
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leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes like a spice rack, medium bodied, malty with slight lager aftertaste. Very good. Very fall.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. First of the season for me, pours an amber hue. Not much going on with the aroma, a little malt some sweetness nothing overwhelming. The marzen is pretty standard, not great, but I’d drink it over sam adams and harpoon. A bit malty with a thin palate.
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my Asheville, NC, beer log: On tap, malty sweet aroma. Tastes like a marzen, but nothing to distinguish this as standing out from others. Caramel malts and some slight bitterness up front, with a little bit of a watery finish.. Good but forgettable.
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid Oktoberfest, a bit sweeter than most out there, definitely tastes more like a lager than most, some spice notes in there as well, nice beer for fall, nice version of the style....worth a try
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear copper with amber hues. Initially a one finger off-white head that leaves a bit of spotty lacing. Very malty aroma of caramel, roasted almonds, fresh grains, biscuits, and wheat bread. Even getting a good amount of grassy hops in the nose. Taste is heavy toasted caramel malts up front with wheat, bitter earthy hops, and doughy bread. Long, lingering finish of toasty caramel malts. Clean and crisp. Medium bodied, slick texture, slightly higher than average carbonation. Highly drinkable. This is Oktoberfest done right! Maybe not the defining Oktoberfest beer, but should certainly be in the top 10 of any Oktoberfest best of lists.
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours Amber with an off white head. Aromas of spice with a hint of orange. Flavors of malt and subtle spice.
Larry_Duffman (447) - - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a reddish color with a tan head. The aroma is hay, bread, and some sweetness. The taste is grass, squash, bread, and sweet malt. The palate is smooth and a bit thin. It’s sessionable and would pair well with bar food.
tekstr1der (445) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bronze with a fast-disappearing head that leaves a tan ring. Aroma is caramel dominated by various german hops. Flavor is weird, with overcooked/burnt food taking the forefront. There are some caramel sugars and bready malt in the mix. Weird though. Smooth finish though.
Jabic (443) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ar: Deep caramel, sweet apples, some toasty malt, hay.
Ap: Orange-amber, crystal-clear - small off-white head with moderate retention and a light wisp of foam.
T: Toasted malt, a touch of sweetness - lots of apple and a solid grip of medium caramel - bitterness is medium-low - apple tannin lingers in finish, somewhat harsh.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: This beer seems like it could be nice, but the apple flavor just dominates and gets in the way.