shadey (1887) - 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 (2080) - 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 (1001) - 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.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 bottle from 23 street NYC,
very nice amber "fall" color,
malty as hell ,good doe, would like it wit a meal not great
jefcon (1380) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ahh, the welcome smell of Oktoberfest... in August. Smoky, caramel and malt aromas. Dark enough, but kind of flat in the glass. Thin tan head lingers just a little. The flavor is a little tangy, a little chocolaty, and lingers on without much carbonation to give it bite.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber brown in color with small white head. Malty,sweet, flat aroma. Flavor is malty, but there tastes like there is little carbonation, and while there is a good malt balance, there is still a too sweet finish. Maybe some more hops might help this. Bottom line, the finish should be far more crisp for me.
TheBeerGod (5229) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rust colored body with a small tan head. Nose is different. It’s pleasantly malted but has a seasoned meat type smell. It’s almost like a Swedish meatball type aroma mixed with beef broth and malt. It’s making me hungry!!! It also smells like that Maggi seasoning. Not unpleasant but odd for the style. Taste is nicely malted and bready with hints of caramel and light hops. Very drinkable and pleasant. Palate has some lively carbonation and is leaning towards the dry side of things. Finish is slightly bitter with more of the dryness coming through along with a mild caramel note or two. Pretty decent beer.