IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice example by Brooklyn. Rusty amber color, off-white head, some lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor as well, some hops. Doughy/chewy body. Quite smooth.
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a tan head, good lacing down the glass. Sweet bready caramel malts in the nose. Slight steamed vegetables. Kind of weak aroma. Caramel steamed carrots on the tongue. Okay malty mouthfeel. Great job Brooklyn! By far my favorite American Oktoberfest. Malty, and smooth drinking. Not one of my favorite styles though.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 Reddish-brown pour with a small tan head that recedes to a small ring and lightly laces on the way down. Aroma is mainly bready, with slight hints of caramel and hops. Flavor is bready, some savory caramel, and a bit of hops in the end. Medium body, medium-lively carbonation, super easy drinking.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body topped by a small, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is earthy and cereal. Taste is medium sweet caramel tinged with earthiness. Avoids being too sweet. Medium body with a slight chewiness.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very true to style amber color. Aroma was grainy. Taste seemed more spicy this year (2003) than last. Medium-bodied, malty flavor with a pleasant dry finish.
MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Rather thin. Nice caramel-malt flavors. Could use a little more body though. A good "weekday" beer, I suppose. The finish was better than the top. 2010 Update: Seems better than last rating. Smooth and malty, slightly fruity, but easy drinking.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden-orange colour. OK malt aroma. The falvour is malty, but kind of thin. Watery finish. Not buttery enough.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Draught: The beer pours a rich copper color. There is not too much off-white head to it. Rich aroma of malts and some earthiness. Not too much hops (if any) to the nose. The taste is malty : caramel is the main flavor. Some earthiness and biscuit notes. A touch of nuttiness. This goes down very smooth. I really enjoyed this beer!
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber--almost copper in colour with red highlights and a perfect thickness (2 centimetres) off-white coloured head. Smells of malt, nuts, hops and even a bit of soap. Medium-bodied; Strong initial maltiness leading to a bit of hoppiness and a very subtle spiceyness (cinnamon and a small amount of cloves). Aftertaste very bittering from all the malt, but not overly so. A bit of soap in the aftertaste flavour which is a bit wierd! Overall, this is a pretty spot-on Marzen and worth a try if you can find it! I bought my twelve ounce bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear copper/brown body with a medium white head that retains well. Sweet malty aroma. Malty and almost chewy medium bodied . Very smooth and drinkable.