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.
ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank with Ramenen. Bottle: 99% by style? Must be an Oktoberfest/Märzen thing; tastes like malzbier, very sweet, sugary. I guess this is not my type of beer.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear orange amber. sweet marzen like aroma. initial metallice presence lasting thruought. crisp and fronted. ok
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling pale amber, white head.large but scarce bead.Malt nose. Fizzy gassy malt flavor. Faintly antiseptic
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with weak white head. Interesting aroma. Floral, herbal, sweet, fruity, bready. Mildly sweet and acidic taste. Carbonation. Unimpressive.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Sharp Edge Bistro. Slight haze to this otherwise ubiquitous pale yellow looking beer. Big foamy creamy head that hangs for a while after settling. Not much aroma but it does have a very slight wet rag mustiness to it. Taste impact is one of the better fest beers I’ve tasted. It lacks the strong bitterness that is associated with the higher rated fest biers. Barely any carbonation. Well mannered and friendly, very civilized. Finish has just a tad of mild well controlled malt bitterness and even hesitate to describe it as bitter. Its just simply present. Although very good, as I recall, it’s not up to snuff when compared to Hacker O’fest.
auerbrau (3078) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Rated Blind. October 2013. 500mL Bottle. Slight fusel, rubber tires, and old malt aroma. Upfront, un-fermented malt sweetness and a lot of flabby meatiness. Saccharin and unbalanced. A little overcarbonated and somehow thin. Creamy, but too much so, with a bland, one-dimensional malt sweetness dominating. Not very good. 6/3/7/2/9
1/16/2008. 500mL Bottle. Creamy warm bread and subtle spice notes, blaze through a bowl of cheerios and granola. Not bad. Pours a glowing, brazen copper, with a voluminous cloud head. Rich, succulent grains, dappled with earthen products, sweet and dry. Some grape leaf, brown rice. Fresh and crisp, with softness. Mouthfeel is rightly balanced. A classic in the style. 7/4/8/4/15
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color right out of the bottle, with a modest head and nose – isn’t there supposed to be a fine German malt aroma? There are overtones of toffee in the medium-bodied beer but these are just as mild; the clean lager taste is quite dry with a bitter aftereffect. Carbonation is high. Doesn’t match its reputation.
TheHopster (673) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) A great disappointment based on prior ratings. My sample fell short in every category. The sweet malt overcome by tart & bitter flavor with some skunk. Perhaps an old bottle or poorly conditioned but among the bottom of this style for me.
Bullduck (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light, malty, crisp. Very sessionable. I could use more malt but it lives up to it’s style and I would recommend it.