littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice yeasty aroma. Pours copper with a white foamy head. Lightly sweet flavor, a bit bready. Overall very pleasant beer.
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Pours amber, moderate head. Smells very sweet. Delicious flavor, sweet and malty. Some hops slightly come through in the background. Leaves a sweet aftertaste. Great all around Maerzen, very drinkable.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. It has probably been sitting for about a year. pours a light copper with a small/average white head. aAoma has hints of apples ,some fruit and spices. Favor is about the same with mild bitterness. Very sweet. I.m not the biggest lager.marzen fan,but this one was good.
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, delicate malt aroma. No diacetyl or hops in the mix. Medium golden color, crystal clear, though minimal head and poor retention. Flavor is similar to the aroma - delicate maltiness, some toasty notes, no hops or diacetyl. Carbonation is a touch high, but not so much as to make it unenjoyable. Overall, very tasty brew, well made and enjoyable.
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Pours an orange copper with fluffy white head that seems to last a bit. Smells of honey oat, sweet hay, and maple leaf malts. Tastes of sweet honey oats, slight maple leaf, and almost an ethereal peat malt taste. Nicely complex and dapper. This is what Oktober Fest is supposed to taste like.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip. Huge head...a good 1.5". Smells very sweet with honey and citrus. Maybe even some butterscotch in there. Perfect golden color. Very well balanced....a little sweet and a little bitter. Strong copper note...like I was sucking on a penny...but not in an overly bad way.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel and aromatic malt along with a little banana bread, very good aroma for a lager. Taste is a restrained smooth bitterness with a touch of caramel sweet malts and the delicious oktoberfest yeast flavor you’d expect. This is a really good oktoberfest.
dunn4040 (129) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Pours a beautiful golden orange with an off white head. The "picture perfect" beer when it’s sitting in the glass. Decent retention, not much in the way of lacing. Taste of toasty malts, bready, a little mild hoppiness, and a bit of a caramel sweetness as it settles on the palate. Great finish. This is hands down the best Oktoberfest/Marzen style beer out there. Just a perfect example of the style in my opinion. Love it.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with white thick airy head that thins. Very good amber ale, with smooth finish.
MNAle (125) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden amber, lightly carbonated. Tall off-white creamy, thick head that recedes moderately with thick lacing that falls just above the head. Prominent malty aroma, dark fruit, raisins, bread, sweet, figs. Taste follows the aroma, dark fruits, bread, not too sweet. Complex flavor. Good mouth feel, not too thin. There is a lot to like with this beer. Little bittering anywhere, not even in the finish, which sets it very much apart from most American so-called Oktoberfest beers. Soft and dry finish. Excellent. It stands up to its reputation as one of the best in the world of this style. A very easy drinking beer for a night at the festival.