piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
,5L bottle. arrived today. Ultimately fresh. nice classic aroma, with toasty malt. crystal clear, beautiful amber hue, tall, tight rocky head (it DID just arrive, after all). slightly sweet, low bitterness, lower than Hofbrau, but nicely balanced. i could drink a ton of these. i wish i were drinking it from a liter stien in the Theresienwiese. Top notch ’Festbier. (i couldn’t help but notice that some recent reviews told of hazy or cloudy beer--you guys got duped into drinking OLD PRODUCT. this stuff’s beautifully clear when fresh. go back to the store you bought it from and complain, then RE-RATE!)
thoramel (53) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a big lager fan and even less of an octoberfest fan but tried this beer because a friend raved about it. And I must say, its pretty good. big foamy head and a dark gold color. A fruity aroma pleasently presents itself. the taste is somewhat like a wheat beer and a dopplebock with a yeasty finish. Agood beer from a great brewery.
JesseBones (52) - - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light aroma and deep amber color raised my hopes for this one. Almost no bubbles and a distinctly nutty flavor made me appreciate these Bay Area summer (autumn) nights. It was just what I needed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a bottle into a pint glass.
Very nice amber colored brew with a rich, creamy head that leaves nice lacing all the way down.
Aromas were malty, hints of brown sugar and honey,
Exceptional Marzen taste. Malty, brown sugar, very nice Marzen flavor. Ranks with the best of the Marzens I’ve had.
Very creamy mouthfeel. Kind of like a lighter version of a doppelbock. Barely notice the carbonation.
Overall an exceptional beer. One of the best Marzen’s I’ve had. If you see it, don’t pass it by!
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.
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color. Sweet pleasant aroma. Not much malt for an Octoberfest. More like a sweet crisp lager. I still love it.
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper color. Sweet light malty flavor. Very enjoyable.
Pecan (49) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear copper with a decent cream head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malt and yeast with a bit of hops, caramel, and toffee. Taste similar to smell, but with a greater degree of progression. Begins malty and yeasty. Transitions to a sweeter caramel enhanced malty flavor. Finishes with a combination of sweet caramel and hops. Light-medium body with average carbonation. Overall, excellent beer.
WymanJ (49) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Tap. A light caramel color. Very smooth with a hint of fruit. One of my favorite Oktoberfest beers so far!
afrueh (49) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
perfume, lemon, apple, golden, sparkling, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, light body, thin feel, fizzy