harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nicely toasted aroma, with a big pour that is a bit of a golden - amber, that has a big building white head. Very smooth, with a nice malty character, not unique by any means, but very easy to drink. All of the ayingers have a bit of that same taste, that bite of spiciness in the finish, this was not any different.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Big white foamy head out of the bottle, a little lacing. Liquid Gold in color. In my opinion, not as good as Capital Fest or Leinenkugel Oktoberfest. My Opinion. Smooth drinkable marzen very tasty. I like it.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slighty hazy orange/golden hue with a massive creamy off-white head which did settle down some and developed a good lace. Earthy and dusty aroma with additional hints of sourdough bread, aromatic hops, and light spice. Very nice smooth malty taste with just enough hop character to keep from becoming boring. A minor citric zing and light bitterness on finish. Chalky feel in this medium-bodied brew. Above average festbier, again another winner from my favorite German brewery.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great malty-toasted aroma, with hints of honey and subtle background of hops. Beautiful amber-orange color, with a big, very dense, pure white head. Flavor is great malty and toasted with a very balancing hops backgroung.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head, nice copper color. I thought I was in a bakery when I inhaled (a good thing). Definitely a sweet beer, but I had difficulty identifying the exact flavors. It seemed to leave a little residue in my mouth, but not of an unpleasant taste.
argo0 (12494) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beige head atop clear light copper body. Aroma is unusual (which, in an Oktoberfest, is extraordinary) -- mildly sweet, malty, bready. Taste is medium sweet, malty, caramel, toasty. Clean, light-medium body. Pleasant beer, not at all what you generally find in the run-of-the-mill oktoberfest available in the States.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright orange with a lofty, rocky, cavernous head (whipped egg whites). Light mouthfeel up front, finishes soft and creamy; light carbonation ... watery at times. Malts were lightly sweet, bready and slightly chalky. Hops were light, herbal and slightly bitter. Well made, but very mild in many ways.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color with a medium head. Slightly malty nose, inoffensive flavor. Bitter notes on the finish and a somewhat thin body. Good but nothing great.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head. Sweet, malty nose. Don't detect too much hop aroma. Slight carbonation. Flavor is as aroma. A little mustier than most Fests. Finish is short and a bit tinny. Was expecting more.
jsquire (3855) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a big, fluffy head when poured into my Lager glass. Very malty, nutty nose. Pleasant tingle on the tongue with sweet, toffee maltiness. Very good Fall beer.