Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of Pitonka 5000. Pours copper with almost no carbonation and some thin white bubbles. Smells of caramel, some pepper, some earthiness, hints of pepper. Tastes sweet and malty with some toffee and caramel dominating. Decent.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color with a caramel-like malty aroma. Flavor is malty but not too heavy or lingering. A little sweet and less hoppy. This is a fantastic Oktoberfestbier.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz Bottle - Sweet, caramelly biscuit malt body - slight toffee presence with a floral light hop finish with a muted citrus essence - almost CreamSickle citrusy-smooth. Medium bodied, smooth, enjoyable, extremely well balanced drink. I thought this was a fantastic drink- well done.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Darker amber nearing brown with minimal head. Malty, slightly sweet with a nice light hopy balance. Aroma was malty and sugary. Decent palate is rich.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
ruby brown quick falling head. light in body for the style, somewhat tinny. hard to finish
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good one. This is not generally a favorite style of mine, but this was a fantastic brew. Nice sweet caramel malt aroma. Poured amber with a small white head. The malt flavor was nice and sweet, but not overly sweet like alot of Fest beers. It was pretty smooth and finished very crisp. I will look for this again during next season.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep translucent amber, moderate foamy off-white head, light carbonation, fairly nice lacing.   Musty cereal aroma, slight wet cardboard, a little barnish.   Very cereal/oat oriented on the tongue.   Soft caramel or vienna malts perhaps, but unfortunately a little metallic on the backside.   Semi-sweet malt profile, but the finish is a bit rough.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering metallic taste, along with a soft semi-sweet grainy astringency.   For a local Oktoberfest, I still prefer Baron the most!
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This marzen pours a deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, lemony and a touch of bread. A medium to light bodied marzen. Malts are caramel and bready. Hops are earthy and floral. There is a touch of lemon and a touch of vegetative something in this beer. Not sure it’s was supposed to be there. Mostly drinkable, but a little unpleasant tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and citrusy.
OldMrCrow (1701) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 Bomber.
Pours a caramel brown with a nice off-white head. The aroma is lemony, some caramel and just a hint of orange peel and plenty of bready yeast. The flavor is doughy, gently sweet, a bit hollow (again, that funny "forgot-to-put-salt-in-the-pasta-water" taste -- how should I be describing this?), crisply bitter on the finish but with a rather unpleasant vegetal twist.
This is just fine as accompaniment to dinner tonight but I doubt that I would seek it out again.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Orangey-amber colour. Complex toasty, bready aroma. Moderate caramel body. Toasty finish. The flavour lets down a bit after the great aroma but I suppose that’s the smoothness making its statement. Another quality lager from Alpine. 8-4-6-3-13=3.4
Re-rate at GCBF ’07 pulled more malt flavours of a sweet, biscuity variety, a fresh breadcrust aroma and a higher score of 4-8-8-4-17=4.1 Score listed is an amalgam.