Ottscay (7) - Mason, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a fairly substantial head which remained for several minutes. Pleasant taste for a marzen, not great and not bad. Not as smooth/creamy as other Oktoberfest beers (i.e. Sam Adams Oktoberfest). Has a more hoppy finish.
MrBunn (2682) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A little bit of trepedation as I reached for this since all of my experiences with Atwater have been... well... mediocre. Anyhow, this beer pours a dark, dark amber with some reddsh highlights. Aromas are weak... maybe some maple or jammy fruit. This is a strange start for an Octoberfest. Anyhow, flavor is thick and sweet... maple syrup and jammy fruit are in full display, but it doesn’t come off as cloying till it is pretty warm as I’m almost done with the glass. Really interesting and well worth the try.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper bodied. Mild nose. Caramel flavor with a nasty after taste. Not a favorite.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Uncharacteristically fragrant, this aromatic Marzen has strong character but is bit too hoppy for the style and doesnt leave the most pleasant of finishes, but one could do worse.
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer. I usually expect more spice in Octoberfest beers. I was pleased that it wasn’t that ovberspiced Octoberfest beers out there. Had it at Atwater.
Tessic (1027) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This marzen poured a nice dark orange colour with a quick lived foamy head, To the nose there was scents of apples and ripe fruit, caramel and sweet malts. First taste was very malty with the fruit flavour comoing through in flavours of syrup. Very sweet, almost too sweet. Flavour not too bad but thick mouthfeel. Finnish is like syrup with the palate slightly bitter from appearing hopps?
deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicate malt aroma. Wonderful malt flavor and crispness. Malt flavor lingers on the tongue a bit. Slight nutty flavor as well. Carbonation was nice and mild. Served from a keg in my basement.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much to say here. Dark orange, minimla white head. Aroma has only hints of caramel/toasted bread and nothing else. Flavor the same but turns overwhelmingly metallic through the middle. Rather thin palate and mouthfeel.
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is a little nutty with some hints of carmel and grains. Pours a hazy brown with an orangish/white head thats a little frothy. Taste is malty, a little bitter at times, but has some detectable fruity flavors in there as well. A pretty average octoberfest.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was great. The best oktoberfest beer ive had so far. Nice creamy thick flavor.