austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just the right color for a Marzen. Bready aroma - I hate pretentious phrases like that, but it’s true. A very nice, full malty flavor that’s not unlike some of the solid German contenders like Ayinger and H-Pschorr. Must re-rate side to side with some of the proven Oktos to see which is best.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good octoberfest but not full enough. Nice orange/amber color with a decnet head that fades gradually. Very malty sweetness, with slight hop flavor and aroma. Very noticeable caramel malts- maybe caravienne or caramunich, maybe some crystal. Went down easy, but it just wasnt that great.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells a bit hoppier than normal other marzens. Decent apperance. good smooth texture. Full in the mouth. Slightly tart aftertaste. Carmel and malt flavors dominate.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad of a head out of the bottle, a deep copper color, malty aroma, very smooth, a well balanced marzen
omhper (18757) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottled. Dusty and caramelly with lifeless crystal malt character half covered in piney hops. Finishes with salty cardboard. True to the original German style? Nothing could be more wrong.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby color. Little head. Big hop aroma. The flavor is mostly hops with some toasty malt background. I thought it was a bit overhopped and the malt got dominated a bit. Not bad, but certaintly not outstanding.
limubai99 (9) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2001 does not count
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
It is rare that I send a beer back but I simply could not finish the Brooklyn Octoberfest. Watery, overly hopped, and vaguely sour. I admit it might have been a bad keg but I have been disappointed by many Brooklyn beers of late. The Octoberfest was only on tap for a week at my local watering hole before it got pulled cuz of the volume of complaints. Avoid.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’ve had a couple of Oktoberfest beers recently and I’ve been unimpressed. It’s fine, its a nice medium amber, brown kinda color. Has some taste but it just isn’t very memorable. I’d order another if I just wanted a beer but not if I wanted something interesting.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer, but falls short of the excellent taste I usually expect from an Oktoberfest.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hops over malts is not the way i like my Oktoberfests.