fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Hazy light amber color with compact head. The aroma is a bit doughy, the mouthfeel is expectedly soft and round, with light residual sweetness; the flavor is lightly bready, with timid malt, and low hopping; indeed quite similar to most German examples, which is not necessary good. Plain, almost boring.
Oakes (14042) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@GCBF-on tap-pours a thin white head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel, fruit, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation. Liked less as it went along.
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the sunset. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a gorgeous and creamy off white head. Loose drippy lace. Pretty brown bread, floral, and brown sugar nose. Crwamy medium body with lively carb. Brown bread, brown sugar, floral notes on the mid palate, with a lightly toasty finish. Pretty nice beer.
5000 (6599) - 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!
Cletus (6355) - 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.
riversideAK (5936) - 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.
beerguy101 (5340) - 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.
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2004 draught. Pours a light orange with some dark yellows. Strangely, the colors separate and you’ve got lots of yellow on the top and edges and it looks like orange food coloring added in the middle. No head. Smells musty and old, with nutty, lightly bitter hops and malt. Flavor is sweet and caramelly, with a light hops bitterness. Doughy and medium full bodied, it’s quite full on the flavor, it just gets a bit boring. I didnt find my sample watery though. Low carbonation.
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2003 Amber and highly carbonated for a marzen. Small malting and diffuse bland hops. Balanced?--probably--but a rather insipid offering.