pivo (2641) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really appreciated this beer. It is true to the style and has an "old world" sophistication to it while remaining individual. Dusty malty nose is a little more prominent than in some German counterparts. Deep gold-orange color and a tall spongy head. Heavy malt front with caramel notes. Seamless transition to a coutering tight, dry, but reserved bitterness. Excellent.
YogiBeera (2551) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was one of the few beers, pivo and I totally disagreed with each other. I think it smells like Oktoberfest because it smells, and I'm serious, no matter what pivo says, it smells like cabbage. To be more clear like SAUERKRAUT. And this leads to my question: What makes an Oktoberfest an Oktoberfest? And...as I have a problem with the smell of Sauerkraut - yadda yadda, trauma of beeing a german kid yadda yadda, I had problems being objective this beer.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a huge, rousing cream head that sits atop a clear amber, thin body. Smells of clean malt, soap and not much else. Tastes of malt, orange/lemon hops, a tad of autumn spice and some wateriness. Pretty good marzen that is a very easy drinker. I could handle 4 or 5 of these sitting on the porch, no problem. Sampled from a 12oz bottle brought to me by my good friend Jeremy, all the way from Rochester, NY.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma. Dark copper color. Flavor's on the malt side of balanced and a bit weak. Dry malt finish.
Cobra (1100) - - NOV 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date, but it's the 2003 batch.
Poured out a bright copper color, with a fast fading head. Left islands of yeast on top of the beer. Fresh aromas of Munich and Vienna malts. No discernable hops aromas. Very malty tasting, kind of burns the back of your throat. Finishes rather sweet, not dry, but crisp all the same. A decent effort from Brooklyn Brewery.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The subtle aroma of yeast was nice.
Slight caramel notes. malty and full bodied, but not cloying. Good
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice maltiness and hop bite at the end. Also balanced by a nice hint of sweetness. Downside was little body on tap when I tried it.
jsquire (3759) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, deep copper from the bottle with a creamy beige head. Nice nutty maltiness with an almost brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Great balance in the finish. I wish I had more of these. Thanks to 1more4dessert for this bottle.
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium orange with copper tones, decent head. Very faint aroma of floral hops, trace malts. Improved as it warmed, but the malt flavors never really emerged, giving an overall strikingly light impression. Hop flavors of hay dominated, not my favorite style.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Had this on tap in a local bar at a octoberfest. Pretty good. Amber in color with a nice white head. Full bodied fest beer. Malty and creamy. I liked it.