mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazey orange, with a massive head. Active beer. Malty aroma with carmel and maybe some herbs??
smooth malt flavor, toasty, with a bit of hops spice. Sweet finish.
Very enjoyable, but too sweet in the end...would have preferred a lighter body or some more bitterness or both.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark straw body, uniform off white head, glossy. Lots of fast rising carbonation. Light caramel pale malts, floral hops and earthy tones. A faint ester presence. Mild bitterness. Initially full body with a lively palate. Sweet and citrucy, some cloying, a hint of spice. Light cereal grain finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty hazy light orange color with a large white head. The aroma was different...malty, sweet, lightly hoppy, but I'll go along with per and say that there was a spaghetti character there. The flavor was lightly hoppy, with a malty core...very satisfying. Bubbly, almost fizzy, feel rounded out a great Marzen experience.
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn't like it at first, but then the hearty malty body comes in and tastes great. Alcohol isn't really noticeable and the bitterness and hops seemed just right. Good, a really cool cap, but pricey.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice thick head that does not last long. Slightly acidic aroma with hints of tomatoes, hops and malt. Nice deep amber color with ok carbonation. Body is a medium. Flavor is slightly sour with hops, malt presence. Alcohol is also not present in the taste. Finish is slightly bitter and coats the mouth without being creamy. An ok beer but a little too acidic for my tastes.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden orange in color. Crisp white foamy thick head. Sweet malty taste overpowers the hop bitterness, some graininess.Thick full bodied mouthfeel. Sweet aftertaste. Not the best octoberfest and not the worst.Slightly above average.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good oktoberfest, but not the best one out there. It has that traditional flavor, but I wasn't feeling how sweet it was. Maybe a little more hops and a little less sweet would do it.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2003 This tasted more like a pale ale than an Oktoberfest style. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Kind of hoppy and not really what I expected. Decent beer. Tasted on draft 9/22/03 Outstanding Oktoberfest/Marzen beer. Very malty and sweet, but finishing dry at the end. The finish makes you want more and more, just as I did of this wonderful beer. Outstanding. Now to find a fresh bottle to re-rate this again.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Cloudy orange. Vigorous head. Smooth malt flavor, fairly mild. Hint of hops at the end for balance.