Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap, at a bar, about 1000 feet from Brooklyn Brewery. Me and a friend had gone there for the fest, but it was raining bad so we decided not to stay. A nice Oktoberfest, but not the best
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Poured a deep copper color with a small off white head that receded to a thin film and left light lacing on the glass. Sweet malty, light caramel, and doughy aroma. The taste is very malty but not overly sweet. However, that is about all I am getting. Mouthfeel is carbonated, though overall it finishes wet.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lipton Iced Tea colored with a big head that quickly went almost all away. The only remnants are a light tan thin sheet on the top. Aroma is tinny with a faint wisp of roasty malt. The taste is really nothing. Bland, watery, with a touch of malty caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit lively but I expect more from a brewer that considers himself World Class. Come on dude. You can do better and you know it. Start showing us something already, geez.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, Brooklyn never fails to amaze. Much darker then a typical Oktoberfest. Will rerate again after finishing another of my sixer. First impressions...thumbs up.
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 red pour with minimal head. A tastey brew with nothing special to note. It does follow the octoberfest style though.5/3/5/3/14
RERATE: Glassy amber color with a thin film of white. Aroma is a toasty sweet malt. Better cold, but when it warms it gets a little sticky. Flavors are sweet malts, with not enough toasty flavors; but still a nice oktoberfest.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Very nice Marzen style beer. Nice complex flavors and rich mouth feel yet easy to drink. Beautiful deep reddish brown color. Diminishing head that leaves a nice lacing around the top. Smells great and nicely roasted malts. One of my favorite Oktoberfest beers.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice Oktoberfest - rich amber color with a malty (not too sweet) flavor. Reminds me of Gordon Biersch Marzen. Very drinkable.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Very malty aroma and flavor, with a smooth feel. It’s pretty sweet, but not as sweet as other Oktoberfests such as Sam Adams. I’d drink it again.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark red with a yellowish head. taste is smooth, rich, and dangerously drinkable. this is a damn good OF beer. smells malty and yeasty, and the taste is very similar to that. a little sweet, but not too sweet as some marzens tend to be. this is a damn fine marzen, and i imagine it will go well with my tacos.
HighlanderOne (930) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 RERATE - Poured from bottle. Aroma caramel and malt. Dark amber, thin tan head. I taste toffee, cocoa, straw. Creamy feel. Good finish. Great stuff.