HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light orange in color with a small but lasting head. Aroma is nutty and very malty. The flavor is very malty with some balancing bitterness. Very easy to drink: luckily my two half liters were on a Friday night.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lighter than I expected...orangey amber...smells very malty and a little floral...tastes much the same...very malty and caramel extremely smooth and delicious...one of the best Marzen beers I have ever had...
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very malty Oktoberfest beer and very flavorful. Not much in terms of hoppiness in this brew, since the nutty caramel character of this brew overshadows everything else here. I like this brew, but make sure you’re a malt fan if you try it.
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Felt like a fest beer and this is all I could find in July. Light brown color with a surprisingly thick and lasting eggshell white head. Very malty aroma. Taste is all malt of course, but not too sweet. Some caramel and floral hops as well. Creamy mouthfeel and a pleasant finish, not too sticky like many marzens. Dangerously quaffable for an oktoberfest... I’ll be drinkin this again in a few months.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Clear golden coloring with a diminishing white head. Flavor was extremely malty with some mild spices. Probably the best Marzen I’ve had.
brownaler (394) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. A good Marzen, better than Spaten’s. It was full of spices, though not as refresing as most lagers, but that’s mainly due to it being a Marzen.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from a local german restauraunt. pours dark orange with a nice tan head. taste is sweet and refreshing. maybe a little too filling for an oktober fest, or maybe all the sausage i ate was what was filling. pretty malty tasting, but not bad. i like this, and id buy it again if i see it. good
Terminus (3382) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one a while back but forgot to rate it. This a sweet one for an oktoberfest style of beer. Easy to drink and very refreshing.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth and sweet tasting beer. Not overpowering. Very easy Octoberfest beer.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and malty and very much in the vein I like this style. Not too syrupy sweet and very easily drinkable.