beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color, medium head. Light bodied marzen style beer. Mild malts, slightly sweet. Mild hops, not much of a hop bite. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth and dry. Aftertaste is malty with a slightly bitter finish. Nice refreshing beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2003 Clear dark orange-copper color, nice white foamy head that leaves a thick lace in the glass. Has a light flowery and malty caramel aromas, sweet and roasty malts flavors, finishes clean, medium body, a little thin and semi-watery mouthfeel, this is a bit better than I expected, still very average.
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The malt overpowers the hops. Nice aroma and color, with a woodsy flavor. Overall, not bad at all.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly flavorful for a Becks product, but at best a fair example of the style.
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice look of a Maerzen ... that inviting gold-brown. Excellent toasty flavor, but a bit downgraded for being a little watery and a little too sugary. Overall a good beer.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber color with a foamy head. sugary caramel aroma.
clean sweet malt taste. well hopped and a good mouthfeel
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bottle - great for marketing purposes, I guess. Nice bubbly head. Good amber color. That’s where the praise tapers off. The flavor lacked fullness, somewhat. An adequate marzen. Surprisingly well-hopped, so be ready for it.
Panzuriel (1385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2002
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A good beer ruined by bad bottles. How many times have you heard that one? My bottle of this brew was so skunky that it almost made me cry. I really don’t know how good this beer may have been fresh, but now it is acidic, sour and nasty. I am sad. I do like oktoberfests lots.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Re-Rate 08/25/02: Clear dark amber, the head is creamy biege and the lace adequate. Malt nose, hints of caramel, slightly sweet. Sweet start, the top is light, the finish is acidic, dry, and a fair hop presence, quite drinkable, a good session beer. Ranks #883 on my current 1000 beer master list.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2002
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2003 (BB 7/2003) Packed in a clear bottle this year. I guess the green glass did not let enough skunks into the beer. I pulled my sample from a 6 pack that was in the dark. Typical marzen color. The palate lacks depth and is very dry. The finish is dry and spicy. Overall this beer below average.