Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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Reviews by fo5s:
District of Columbia
3.1/5 rDev -12.7%
12oz bottle served in a tumbler. Bottled 8/10/11 per easily-found text on the bottle.
A- pours a amberish copper. Healthy 2-3 finger head recedes quickly. No lacing.
S- bready with a certain nuttiness to it.
T- carmel with some very mild hops. An odd hint of citrus (from the hops?). Feels more light a muddled (and light) brown ale than a marzen.
M- somewhat thick and sticky for the style. Not a big fan in this department.
O- not bad. Has some nice qualities, but a bit too muddled and divergent from the basics of the style for my liking. Not planning to revisit anytime soon, but certainly wouldn't hesitate depending on the options.
10-14-2011 03:29:21 | More by fo5s
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3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
Look: Thin frothing, rudy amber hue
Smell: Mild sweetness, grassy, malty breadiness, mild herbal hop, toasted bread
Taste: Decent smoothness, clean graininess, fresh bread, toasted grain, full-on maltiness, subtle herbal hops flavor, balancing hop bitterness, bread crust finish, ends dry
A good O-fest, hits all of the right buttons but does not exactly wow. Still a good rendition to check out.
09-23-2013 00:40:44 | More by Jason
3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
$2 16oz. pints at CAH last Sunday.
Clear slight orangish-tinted amber. Finger-thin layer of off-white lace. Nice rings as the glass was drained. Hints of roasted malt and some caramel, backed up by some spice. Same for the flavor. Nothing awe-inspiring. More hoppy and bitter-dry in the finish than expected. There's some spices mixed in, but not very assertive. Decent mouthfeel. Not too drinkable. Not sure what the off-flavor was, but it just didn't "feel" like an Oktoberfest beer.
09-30-2005 00:23:00 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden-copper, amber color with a half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass
Aroma: Very malty and very bready, like freshly baked sourdough or French baguettes. I get notes of black pepper, and caramel, as well as floral notes of clover and honey.
Taste: Very similar to the beer’s aroma. Very malty and bready up front, with notes of black pepper, caramel, salted butter, honey, all beautifully balanced with some hoppy bitterness at the finish. Delicious!
Mouthfeel: Medium and creamy with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.
Overall: This is an excellent American version of an Oktoberfest beer. Beautifully crafted, beautifully balanced, beautifully flavored, this is one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers. I love it!
10-30-2013 00:54:52 | More by Jeffreysan
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours a golden orange with a half finger of white bubbles that melts quikly to thin lace.
Aromas are sweet and fruity amber malts.
Flavors of sweet toasted amber malts with a touch of light fruits with a slight hint of vinegar.
Mouthfeel is creamy and aftertaste becomes the light fruit with a touch of alcohol.
Thanks MuenchenerKindl for the chance to try this Octoberfest.
11-11-2006 19:41:08 | More by IntriqKen
3.58/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into a pint glass:
A: Dark amber, copper with minimal carbonation and lacing. No head at all even with a correct pour
S: Malty with a hint of caramel, tiny bit of floral hop aroma
T: Clean malt flavor, grain characteristic is apparent as it starts sweet and ends dry. Bitterness is minimal, but still in play
M: Medium body with little carbonation to add bite. Starts and finishes clean
D: Could have a few more of these in a night, a solid example of an American interpretation
09-20-2009 16:00:37 | More by zplug123
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
date reviewed: 31 January 2013...
glassware: standard pilsner...
occasion: last 30 Rock ever...cannot quantify the sadness...
appearance: ambitiously bubbling copper body with a thcik, fluffy off-white head--sediment seems present...
aroma: pleasantly malty; sharply incisive at the throat--not a boring stand-still lager....
palate: short notes: mellow and smooth, nice a nice cigar...
taste: pearish, fruity, and surprisingly complex....some of it works, some of it trifles...
overall: a pleasant beer to experience and revisit--quite a sessionable drink...
05-05-2013 04:48:56 | More by dacrza1
2.6/5 rDev -26.8%
12oz bottle, glass jar, bottled 8/17/13.
It's a nice, deep orange amber. The head is loose bubbles and doesn't have much staying power.
Aroma is slightly grainy and lager-like; barely there.
It's a bit nutty with a little of the herbal numbing noble hop in the tail end. Dry cracker yeast. There isn't an abundance of flavor either.
Typical lager lightness and effervescence.
My overall impression is typical low-flavor lager with more caramel or maybe Munich malt added.
09-14-2013 21:41:45 | More by brewerburgundy
4.35/5 rDev +22.5%
A hazy orangeish amber body is capped by a densely creamy light tan head that holds well, drops to a very nice creamy collar, and leaves some spotty lace throughout the glass. The aroma is quite welcoming with a clean toasty malt that's laced with floral and spicy hops. Very nice. The body is medium with a very fine, median carbonation that leaves it quite creamy and smooth in the mouth. The flavor is of a fairly rich, mildy fruity, lightly toasted and gently sweet malt that's clearly derived from a combination of Vienna and Munich malts. A moderate bitterness and lightly floral/mildly spicy hop flavor balance extremely well and usher in a drying finish that displays a little bit of all of the above mentioned flavors in a long lingering aftertaste. Very well done and absolutely on par with many of the German Festbiers. Quite enjoyable and drinkable.
11-29-2002 19:00:51 | More by NeroFiddled
3.93/5 rDev +10.7%
Appearance: Rich, rusty brown. About the color of peat moss. Butter cream colored head that dissipated after two sips.
Smell: Caramel and oatmeal.
Taste: Fantastically autumn-like. Toast, rye, just a hint of chocolate. A little sour/bitter bite on the finish but not unpleasantly so.
Mouthfeel: Clean and effervescent.
Drinkability: Very. This beer is perfect for a crisp fall day and the aromas and tastes compliment the smell of fallen leaves while sitting on the porch. This brew would also compliment a mediu-bodied cigar very well with neither overpowering the other.
09-28-2008 06:11:04 | More by Rootdog316
3.33/5 rDev -6.2%
Got this at my local Beef O'Brady's, they just wanted an Octoberfest beer for the season I think.
It came with almost no head, and looked almost flat. I saw them pour the beer and it didn't sit at all. An orange-amber color with no haze.
The nose detects almost nothing, maybe some grain.
The tongue catches some malt, slight bitterness and some grain. Very watery and flat feeling in the mouth.
I can drink these but it's about as good as a A&B Amber Bock, if it's fresh it's nice if not...
09-23-2009 19:26:52 | More by ImusBeer
2.75/5 rDev -22.5%
12 oz bottle into a mug.
Pours a clear copper, with 2-3 fingers of off-white foamy head. This settles down in a rich ½ finger or so, leaving back relatively robust looking cascade of sudsy lacing. The aroma smells of floral notes and earthy citrus for the most part, with a faint sweetness on the edges. This sticky ripe sweetness of the nose really starts to stand out after a bit.
The taste is similar, with a ripe and earthy core that is surrounded by a sticky toasted sweetness. There is some bitterness to this but not a lot of crispness, as this finishes with a bit of a raw and earthy feeling dry pithiness on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a touch of sharpness up front that then gets much more bubbly and creamy feeling along the back. This is overall a little too soft feeling in the mouth.
I wasn’t very impressed with this. That ripe citrus character just dominated a bit too much in the profiles and this just lacked crispness and overall presence on the palate. I won’t be trying it again.
09-27-2012 18:50:26 | More by Kegatron
3.33/5 rDev -6.2%
Maybe i just dont like the style...
Dark amber/brown with minimal head that dissipated quickly and no lacing. Smell is innocuous - toasty malts, caramel sweetness, and a hint of sourness. Body really killed this beer - effervescent to the point of stinging. Way too thin - no real substance.
I dont know - it's not bad, but i didnt really care for it.
09-01-2006 15:12:56 | More by Lnedrive14
4.65/5 rDev +31%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle to an O' fest Mug. The liquid id a dark reddish copper with great carbonation. the head in smallish 1 fat finger, but leaves a nice lace.
The smell is Great! Sweet fruity lightly toasted caramel. Right on brother!
The Taste follows, just superb, toasty Carmel with a slight alcohol note. the hop finish creates perfect balance. This is a rare beer these days.
Mouthfeel suits me just fine, what a joy to slurp this beer. The carbonation and the hops are excellent, not a common comment in a
Marzen, Body is spot on Just better them medium but not filling or full.
The drinkability is excellent. I have found what I am looking for. MK
10-24-2006 06:41:59 | More by MuenchenerKindl
Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.