berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Puored reddish amber with small off white head. Strong malt taste with lesser hops. Medium bodied, very drinkable.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice easy drinking Oktoberfest beer. Nothing spectatular, but nothing horriable either. Pours burnt red... pretty malty, no overwelming hop taste. nice frothy head, decent lacing. Not bad for an American Oktober brew.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little dissapointed in this one. I usually am impressed with Brooklyn’s beers, but this one seems bland. The aroma intices with maltiness, lager yeast and a touch of hops, but the flavor doesn’t follow through. Better than some, but not up to Brooklyn’s standards.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours a deep amber/brown indicative of a true-to-style German Oktoberfest in the same vein as Ayinger. Malt displays depth and a warm caramel note with the added bonus of a nice hops spice betraying the beers American craft origin. One of the best of this season’s American Okts.
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Clear amber color with small white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste isn’t that strong or flavorful, mostly sweet and malty, with a little hop bite. Moderate carbonation that leaves not much of lingering harshness.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a big off white that lightly laced the entire glass. Classic malty Marzen nose and a dry lightly sweet malt flavor with a pleasent bitterfinish. Med bodt, lively carb, wet texture, dry feel. Truely a classic Marzen style beer.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinkable, but this was a real dissapointment for me.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It doesn’t have as much of a bite that other octoberfests I tried but still a great representative of the style.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
While a Märzen needs some sweetness, this one was over the top sweet, without the maltiness to match. Almost a saccharine-like flavor.
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber in color. Aroma of malt and spice. Off white head. Flavor of malt up front. Finishes with a nice hop balance. Good laceing. A good brew but not the best O’fest around but enjoyable.