walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Amber color with little head. Light nose of biscuity malt, light caramel sweetness, and some perceptible bitterness. Flavor is slightly sweet malt with a decidedly crisp, bitter finish. Fairly lager-like body, though a bit light; this could have been heavier and smoother. A really drinkable beer from a dependable brewer-- I might not get an all-star, but I certainly won’t be let down. Glad it didn’t taste like an over-spiced pumpkin ale.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled. This is not true to the original German style. Amber coloured. Weak minerally cardboard aroma. Weak flavour. with malty notes. Very thin. Light bodied. A ridiculous attempt of a wonderful German beer style. This is a weak crap lager.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nicedark cooper color easy drinking beer. good flavor not to overwheling, just the right amount of sweetness. A good drinkers beer
Dorwart (2452) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin Foamy head. Reduces quickly. Light bready aroma with some malts and biscuits. Color is a dark orange. Flavor is malty and slightly bitter. Pretty normal but with a nice plesant palate. Goes down very easy. Finish is slightly creamy with a slight dry and bitter finish. A decent brew for the nice cool weather.
hydropro42 (1) - South Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Most people think an oktoberfest is supposed to be heavy and super dark. Well this beer is is the most drinkable, beautifly colored, and an excelent pallet. I mainly enjoy the porters for the dark flavor and the rich aroma as well as the drinkability. Either way I haven’t had much else in a a long time. September is just too short.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent pour. Aroma is interesting, like gravy. That sounds more unpleasant than it is, but the aroma is not the highest feature. Flavor is malty and hoppy. Palate is nice.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent beer but it’s certainly not "full-bodied" as the commercial description proclaims. Pours a nice dark copper color with very little head. Smells and tastes sweet and malty, but thin. Finishes quickly and without fanfare.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ambery pour. Malty caramel aroma, decent enough. More malty caramel aroma, kinda thin, maybe a little bready and a bit acidic. Not too terrible.
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour, with a quickly dissipating white head. Malty aroma with some caramal. Lightly carbonated, borderline medium bodied. Malty taste with some dough and raisin or plum. Hint of vegatable in the finish. Not such a great marzen unfortunately. Probably much better on tap as it would add some creaminess and hopefully carbonation.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a large light head. Malty aroma--brown sugar, caramel. Flavor is more of the same. Not much to it, but a great drinkin’ beer.