conornash (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A - Pours a clear golden straw. Big fluffy 2 finger head. Blots of lacing left behind.
S - Husk and sweet grain. Earthy lager yeast.
T - Spicy hops off the top. Earthy grains flowing heavy. Weird honey kissed malt. The malt slowly starts showing up more as it sets. I poured the beer at 47 degrees F.
This is not a good representation of the style by any means. I think they got the Pilsner tanks mixed up with the Marzen tanks. It’s like a macro pilsner with artificial sweetener.
Serving type: bottle
Tart, light on the palate. Doesn't make a strong impression though also doesn't feel like you could drink it all night.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kevinator (2268) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Good for the style. Aromas and flavors of earthy malt. Slight sweetness. Nice light copper color with a big head. Medium to light weight. IndianaRed (4784) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2017
On Tap at Prost!, Boise Clear deep golden, full dense white head and thick hevy lacing. Classic bready light toasted malt flavors. A slight tartness and a smooth lager finish. ordybill (1801) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA. The appearance is a clear golden orange color with a medium sized off- white head. The aroma is caramel malt with some yeast in the backdrop. The taste is sweet caramel malt and grains. A solid beer. basaywhat (288) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2017
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is weak some straw and caramel malt some biscuit malt as well. Flavor is watery and grainy giving it a touch of sour. Body is medium light and finish is weak.
ACHops (1594) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap @ Prost! Pours clear medium golden with thick lacy white head. Aroma is lightly toasted malt, typical marzen notes are present but very light. Taste is likewise - nice standard caramel marzen, but pretty light overall. wombat23 (1510) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours a clear straw color with a white head. Aroma and taste of biscuit, light malt, grass. Light-bodied and very drinkable. J_man (1008) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Good German malt aroma from a crystal clear yellow/gold body with a foamy white head. Good Oktoberfest flavor with a creamy body and good, somewhat assertive, earthy hops. You can taste the higher alcohol here and it matches the beer well. Lingering malty and spicy hop aftertaste. Very good Oktoberfest. wattoclone (21) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
A great oktoberfest, coppery amber with a small white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is nutty malt with a hint of honey and hop in the finish. Very similar to my favorite version of this style, Paulaner Wiesn, with a value price and a bit more cereal flavor. Considering I could get a case of the Warsteiner Oktoberfest for less than $1 a bottle with the rebate in 2015, I am a fan. Sadly, I have not seen it around at my favorite distributors in 2016.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2016
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a golden yellow transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. A cap of a white head sustains and dissipates at a nice pace. Thin mild lace.
The aroma takes in sweet biscuity/bready thick maltiness flowing into semi-sweet to underscored grassy bitter hops. Light honey and floral.
The flavor revels in the balance of it all. Nice sweet smooth malty biscuit aftertaste. Sly semi-sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it . Low carbonation helps bring about smooth sweetness.
Overall, why argue with the Germans about if this is any good or not. For the style, one knows it’s top notch.