MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-gold, puffy white head. Nose has caramel, a bit toasty. Flavor has loads of caramel, nicely sweet. Less biscuity than most marzens, but in a very good way, very nice malty character. A bit light on the hops, but enjoyably sticky.
nesrez (1) - USA - NOV 5, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My first Oktober Fest that tasted really impressed me. I look for it every year. There may be better but there is much worse. I’ll keep looking. October is my favorite time of year.
thegreenrooster (3811) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice copper color. Aroma is where it loses marks. Its just not there. Flavor is nice. A very nice mix of malts then hops. Not sure if this is a real marzen as it lacks the burnt carmel taste but it is still good.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Slightly darker than many versions of the style. Relatively low carbonation and a thin head. Beautifully balanced flavor of malt, grain, raisens and a little spice. Finishes a little dry. Like many beers, far superior on draught
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [draft - The Sharp Edge - East Liberty, PA] Slightly orange/gold color with a thick white head. Sweet malts in the aroma along with apples, biscuit and some slight hops. Very nice flavor. Begins very sweet and malty with a bready middle and a sweet malt finish and crisp aftertaste.
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a very large white head. The body is a rich golden color with copious amounts of slow bubbles in the beer. The aroma is malty with leaves, apples and some nice whesat bread. The taste is full and has some slight roasted maltiness in the finish. The mouthfel is creamy and somewhat thin at teh same time. The tastes remind me of hay, bread and maybe a hunt of peaches. A fairly nice brew that I certainly appreciate more than many of the Ofests I have tried. Not as rich, yet I like the lack of caramel that tends to overpower some of the others.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Apricot in appearence with a sturdy white head. Light caramel aroma with a very subtle hop character. Very thin mouthfeel with just a hint of caramel in the taste. Not anything to get excited about. It’s not the best Oktoberfest I’ve ever tried. This is missing the clean sweetness that one would expect from this style.
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice Oktoberfest beer. I had the opportunity to taste it side by side with Paulaner, Spaten and Weihenstephen fest beers all on tap. This one was my favorite and the one I thought most truly represented the style. Nice amber color, good Munich malt sweetness and a distinctive German charecter.
sliplever (3) - new kensington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
this beer was better than normal but not worth the $6.75 a bottle we paid for it. it was a little overly carbinated tasting so its not real smooth going down.
rajendra82 (1021) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer arrived in a 500 ml. bottle, with packaging styled similarly for most of this brewery’s offerings. The body was golden pale in color with a creamy off-white head that faded into decent lacing. The smell was very faint for the style, with only a hint of the underlying Munich caramel malts. The taste was a malty as anticipated but had a bit more hop bitterness and lemony tang than other festbiers I’ve had. There was also a faint metallic twang in there. The aftertaste was grainy and mouthfeel medium-thin. Sessionable seasonal offering, but not an exceptional drink.