cymyn (8) - - OCT 20, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This grassy German beer is extremely drinkable and pleasantly malty, with hops present but hardly bitter. It reminds me somewhat of a simpler version of Pinkus Munster Alt, which ranks as one of my favorites.
Don’t be afraid to try this one: America is taking beer to new plateaus, but the Germans are still sensei.
Cajun (459) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Bottle - Pours a clear gold, with fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malts, refrigerated flowers, slight skunk, biscuit. Flavors of pale malts, fruity, floral, lemon, hay, cough drop/medicine taste, bitter hops middle, dry finish. This gave an overall impression of a Kolsch or Premium Lager rather than an Oktoberfest/Marzen.
beertholomeus (1783) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale golden color with a thick white head. Floral, caramel, toffee, biscuit and sweet malt aroma. Floral hop, caramel, toffee and sweet malt flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Caramel and sweet malt finish.
ozzy70 (969) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest.
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma was bread, fruit, apple, sweet malts. Taste was bittersweet, malts, grassy, grain.
Lacho (87) - USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful pour in a tall glass, golden with plenty of foam. Almost no aroma, but first taste is good. Strangely sweet at first, the taste is very fresh. This is a very drinkable beer.
suurjuust (3228) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden yellow beer, medium white head. Nose is dusty hops and malt, some grass. Flavor is on the malty side, grassy hops, grain, caramel. Lingering hops and grains. Crisp texture. High drinkability.
Marduk (6876) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden yellow color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Grainy, herbal, dusty and bit sour in aroma. Sweet malts, herbal, sourish, grains in taste. Damp grassy hops and sweet malts in aftertaste. Drinkable brew.
AbbeyRoade (547) - Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2016
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfortunately I believe the specimen I purchased from Hy-Vee off of Conley Rd in Columbia, MO was exposed to light to an excessive degree and therefore oxidized which resulted in this particular bottle having a skunky odor and first-taste. I tried to place this aside knowing that Weihenstephaner brews are overall excellent quality. Oktoberfest/Marzen brews aren’t my favorite, either. All in all, a bready, dry, somewhat tart brew. Not bad.
Emeister84 (2298) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of fresh grain, grass, bready. Clear gold with a mostly lasting white head. Mostly dry, bready, grassy. Medium bodied.
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, crisp, yet a little dry, wheaty taste. Interesting spiciness, combo of flavors.