hotstuff (3737) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Small off-white head that quickly dissipated, no lacing, fine sized bubbles, hazy, carbonated, and a light orange hue. Aroma was fruity and somewhat peppery. Acidic, sour, fruity and tart flavor. Not very inticing to say the least. Slightly tingly palate. Light-medium body. Disappointing and I’ll let it go at that.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful aroma, malty, honey and wheat. Nice fruitiness to the hops and orange peel. Off-white frothy head atop cloudy light apple cider beer. Medium-low carb, medium body with a little chewiness. Nice sweetness to the beer - well rounded balance of malts and hops. Light, sweet nutty finish and after. Orange and honey. Great taste. This is a very good Oktoberfest beer.
Aubrey (3415) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Frothy, lasting head; beautiful orange hue seems to glow from within. Tasty bottle-conditioned-poo droplets. Aromatic bouguet is of fresh yeast and bitter orange. Very clean and easy to quaff. Rich, chalky bitterness is rewarding in the finish.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very impressive lager. Has that classic Burgerbrau character, with a surprisingly light yet creamy body. This reminded me quite a bit of their Helles (with more malt) and of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold. Poured hazy light orange with just a few bubbles. Lemony aroma with hints of caramel and spicy hops. Very nice flavor- sweet, fruity (lemon) with caramel and biscuit, finishing with earthy hops. The flavors combine to taste like cookie dough. Not as densely caramely or toasty as many other Oktoberfests, this beer is closer to a Dortmunder but darker with more malt character. We have a winner!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Everyone loves this beer, but I can’t quite see what everyone enjoys so much about this Marzen. It’s somewhat complex, but the crispness is off-putting and I favor the Gordon Biersch Okto and even the much-maligned Widmer over this concoction.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My father turned me onto this one a while back. I must say I was really impressed. This went down so easily. Great to pour and has a nice amber glow to it.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
06.28.04 500ml bottle. This had an unusual pour and right off the bat I thought I might have bought a bad bottle. The beer is a yellowish gold and is essentially flat looking with so few bubbles I could count them. There is barely any head. So far, not what I’d expect from a festbier. The aromas are sour on top of some lemon and honey, not too appealing, honestly. The beer redeems itself somewhat in flavor by not being as off-putting as the appearance and aroma. Very raw grain flavors with a grassy bite. Quite malty and mild, but not really sweet, a bit on the bland side. The body is thick and soft; where’s the carbonation? Overall, not a great experience.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 creepy october orange with a thick 3/4 inch frothy top..the aroma was yeasty with hints of orange peel and other dried fruits..but it wasnt strong enough..this had a nice full body, it had hints of citrus fruits, chewy dried apricots..shit, i just remembered this was a lager..all lagers should be this fruity and drinkable...this is a very solid, well made, very enjoyable marzen..the best ive had by far, though i havent had many
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice spice, grainy, lager nose. Pale gold color and a tight white head. Full honey-ish malt body with a fair amount of hops that form a broad bitter across the mouth. Not a fabulous Oktoberfest, but classy, clean and straightforward.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No / not a good one. A real weak nose. Orange color with, flat carbonation, nearlz no head. Some vanilla and yeast taste but forgetable.